Regional Joint Replacement Patients See Benefits

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Newly-released figures suggest patients in regional areas who've undergone joint replacement surgery have benefited from improved outcomes over the past two decades.

The data from the National Joint Replacement Registry shows almost 1.5 million joint replacement procedures have been conducted in Australia since records began in 1999.

It also reveals the total number of hip, knee and shoulder replacement procedures topped more than 122,000 last year.

Doctor Michael Gillespie from the Australian Orthopaedic Association says improved techniques and reporting is also helping to reduce the need for revision surgery.




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