Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Lifestyle, anthropometric and health predictors of primary and revision joint replacement surgery.
The number of hip and knee joint replacements surgeries in Australia doubled from 1994/95 to 2004/05 and continues to increase with a total of 33,269 primary hip and 40,481 primary knee replacements in 2011. However, within ten years after surgery, 2 to 12% of all hip and knee replacements require a revision. Long-term predictors of revisions are poorly understood. Since 2002, all joint replacements procedures are registered in the National Joint Replacement Registry (NJRR). Linking data from this registry with ALWSH provides the opportunity to study long-term predictors of primary and revision joint replacement. The results will be valuable to inform orthopaedic surgeons of who may be at risk of revision after primary joint replacement surgery.

Prof Annette Dobson
Dr Geeske Peeters
Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Stephen Graves
Dr David Davidson
Lin Du