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Welcome to the AOANJRR Welcome to the AOANJRR

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 entirely funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

Registered Users Registered Users


Professor Stephen Graves

Deputy Directors
Professor Richard de Steiger
Mr Peter Lewis
Professor Ian Harris

Assistant Deputy Directors
Mr James Stoney
Mr William Donnelly

Ms Cindy Turner

General Enquiries:
Please direct all enquiries to the AOANJRR Manager

T: +61 8 8128 4280

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2016 Annual and Supplementary Reports

It is a pleasure to present the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry (AOANJRR) 2016 Annual Report. This year the format of the Annual Report has been modernised as we celebrate the milestone of 15 year outcomes data for hip and knee replacement. The 2016 Annual Report has also been expanded to include shoulder arthroplasty. This reflects the quality and availability of shoulder data and acknowledges the increasing importance of shoulder arthroplasty today.

The report includes detailed information on all primary and revision hip, knee, and shoulder procedures undertaken up to the end of 2015. This includes 498,660 hip, 592,577 knee and 32,406 shoulder procedures, which amount to 1,125,643 joint replacement procedures.

Each year the Registry provides information on new and important themes within the main report. The focus for 2016 is on the outcome of hip and knee replacement in younger patients (those aged less than 55 years). As younger patients are known to have higher rates of revision, this analysis identifies factors important to optimise patient outcomes. For the first time, the Registry is reporting demographic information for ASA score and BMI. The Registry commenced collecting ASA score in 2012 and BMI in 2015.

The AOANJRR is publishing 12 supplementary reports, one of these is the lay summary which may be of particular interest to members of the community.

All reports are available by clicking on the link above or via the ‘Publications' tab on the menu ribbon above.


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