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.
Professor Stephen Graves
Professor Richard de Steiger
Mr Peter Lewis
Professor Ian Harris
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
2017 Annual and Supplementary Reports
It is a pleasure to present the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry (AOANJRR) 2017 Annual Report. The basic structure of the report is similar to last year. Previously reported analysis on the outcome of primary hip, knee and shoulder replacement has been updated and extended.
For this report, the analysis has been undertaken on 1,237,576 (545,831 hip, 653,480 knee and 38,265 shoulder) joint replacement procedures. Each year a number of new topics are carefully selected for more detailed analysis. This year the AOANJRR has focused on individual surgeon and hospital variation in rate of revision and how this is affected by prosthesis choice.
As in previous years, in addition to the main report the Registry is publishing 12 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.