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The Trent regional arthroplasty study: Experiences with a Hip Register

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Paul Gregg


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We have assessed the usefulness of a regional hip register in the assessment of the outcome of primary total hip replacement (THR). Over 97% of THRs performed in the Trent region in 1990 were captured onto the register and the inaccuracies recorded were less than 1.8%. In an independent assessment of 2111 patients five years after THR, 85.9% of those available for assessment responded, and 66.8% agreed to an assessment. The cost of this independent assessment at five years, utilising a regional hip register, was approximately £50 per implant. This is a reasonable outlay to identify problems early. Some form of registration and outcome assessment should be performed on a national level.

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Author(s): Fender D, Harpet WM, Gregg PJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B

Year: 2000

Volume: 82

Issue: 7

Pages: 944-947

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0301-620X

ISSN (electronic): 2044-5377

Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery


DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.82B7.10762

PubMed id: 11041579


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