NJR 10-year report: Patients can expect long life from joint implants

  • October 4, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, England — In the 10th report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, now known worldwide as the NJR, data showed that most patients can expect their knee and hip replacement implants to survive for 10 years.

Patients who undergo total hip replacement (THR) are also still more likely to receive an uncemented prosthesis, based on data found in the report of the world’s largest joint implant registry, Martyn Porter, FRCS, president of the BOA and chairman of the NJR Editorial Board, said.

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