July 2018 — The number of Canadians having joint replacement and revision surgeries has increased over the past 5 years. With an average inpatient cost of more than $9,000 per surgery, more than $1 billion is spent in Canada annually. Read the Hip and Knee Replacements in Canada, 2016–2017: Canadian Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) Annual Report to learn about clinical information and patient outcomes for hip and knee replacements in Canada.
- Almost 56,000 hip replacements and more than 67,000 knee replacements were performed in Canada in 2016–2017. This represents an increase of 17.8% and 15.5%, respectively, over the last 5 years.
- More than 9,400 hip and knee revision surgeries are performed every year. In 2016–2017, these represented 8.3% and 7.1% of all hip and knee replacements, respectively.
- Surgeon arthroplasty volume and method of femoral fixation played a role in the revision risk for partial hip replacement as a treatment for hip fracture.
- For knee replacements, sex, age and extent of procedure influenced the risk of having an early revision surgery.