Hip and knee revisions as a proportion of hip and knee procedures
3.85 million Australians have arthritis That number is projected to rise to 7 million by 2050
Arthritis is the biggest factor leading to joint replacement surgery, accounting for more than 90 per cent of cases
More than 33,000 knee replacements were performed last year, up 5.9 per cent from the year before
Hip replacements were up by 0.9 per cent to nearly 30,500
Last year 3.4 per cent of hip replacements and 3.6 per cent of knee replacements needed to be revised within the first five years after the original operation.
Sources: AccessEconomics/Arthritis Australia, NationalJointReplacementRegistry