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Annual reports

NJR Annual Reports analyse the data submitted to the NJR, and highlight the aims and achievements of the National Joint Registry, its Steering Committee and its sub-committees and are released in September each year.

The key analyses of the NJR's 14th, and latest, Annual Report – covering 2016/17 data – was published to coincide with the official programme at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress in Liverpool, September 2017.

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Data from over 2.35 million procedures are now registered on the NJR with continued growth expected now that elbow and shoulder replacement data collection is more comprehensive (since April 2012) and both Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have joined the NJR (from February 2013 and July 2015 respectively).

VIDEO: What does the 14th Annual Report tell us?

Mr Michael Whitehouse, NJR statistical analysis (University of Bristol), presented the findings from this year's Annual Report as part of the NJR's 'mini-theatre' exhibition stand programme at the British Orthopaedic Association's (BOA) Annual Congress:

Download the presentation slides via the NJR website here (▼)

2017 report highlights: record number of procedures being performed during 2016/17

Today's Annual Report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) highlights a record number of procedures being performed during 2016/17.

More joint replacements than ever before were carried out in the financial year 2016/17, with just fewer than 243,000 cases submitted to the NJR. This sees a significant increase of more than 20,000 joint replacement operations recorded in the registry on the previous period.

For most patients across all joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry, the risk of having the first-time implant replaced (known as ‘revision’ surgery) within thirteen years was low.

Analysis from this year’s report continues to show the trend for increased likelihood of revision (or ‘re-do’ surgery) associated with younger patients across all types of joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry.


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