The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) is an initiative of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). The AOANJRR was established in 1999 becoming fully national in mid 2002. The purpose of the AOANJRR is to improve and maintain the quality of care for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery. Information on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and spinal disc replacement is collected from all hospitals in Australia undertaking joint replacement surgery.
The AOANJRR is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Professor Stephen Graves
Professor Richard de Steiger
Mr Peter Lewis
Professor Ian Harris
Professor Richard Page
Assistant Deputy Directors
Mr James Stoney
Mr William Donnelly
Ms Cindy Turner
Please direct all enquiries to the AOANJRR Manager
T: +61 8 8128 4280
2019 Annual and Supplementary Reports
It is a pleasure to present the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) 2019 Annual Report. This Annual Report is the 20th produced by Registry and as such is an important milestone for orthopaedics, not only in Australia but globally. In this Annual Report, the AOANJRR is providing its usual detailed assessment of joint replacement surgery outcomes. This includes information on the comparative performance of different techniques, the many classes and individual prostheses used and how different patient factors impact on those outcomes. For this report specifically, also included is a section which provides an overview of major changes in practice and outcomes, that have occurred since the Registry commenced data collection over 20 years ago. Although many changes and new technologies have been beneficial, this is not always the case. It is important to review the information provided and consider the important lessons learned during this time. However, it is evident that the increasing adoption of Registry-identified best practice continues to enhance the outcomes of this highly beneficial surgery.
There were 1,478,219 (643,567 hip, 782,600 knee and 52,052 shoulder) joint replacement procedures included in these analyses. Not all standard information previously available has been included in the main report. The reason for this is that in recent years the size of the report has been increasing. To address and manage this, several previously included sections have been removed and are available in the supplementary reports. These sections are clearly identified and summarised within the report.
As in previous years, in addition to the main report the Registry is publishing 13 supplementary reports, one of these is the lay summary which may be of particular interest to members of the community. The Registry also provides detailed analysis of all prostheses identified as having a higher than anticipated rate of revision.
All reports are available by clicking on the link above or via the ‘Publications' tab on the menu ribbon above.