2012 ANNUAL REPORT
There have been 14,901 total resurfacing procedures reported to the Registry,
an additional 603 procedures, compared to the last report.
The use of resurfacing hip replacement in Australia continues to decline. The
number of procedures reported in 2011 was 39.7% less than in 2010 and 68.5% less
compared to the peak in 2005.
Osteoarthritis is the principal diagnosis for total resurfacing hip
replacement (95.0%), followed by developmental dysplasia (2.5%) and
Most patients are male and the proportion of males has increased from 71.2%
in 2003 to 94.3% in 2011
There continues to be a … Read the rest