A North American solution
Facilitating Knee Arthroplasty
and reducing the risk of
complications after surgery
With its practice-proven
hip and knee surgery in Canada
Hip arthroplasties and knee, 2020-2021
55 300 hip replacements and 55 285 knee replacements were performed in 2020-2021.
A higher proportion of patients were women.
Most patients were 65 years of age and older.
The most common cause of initial hip and knee replacement was arthritis.
In 2020-2021, the estimated average cost of an inpatient hip or knee replacement increased by 15.9%.
Given the overall decrease in the number of joint replacements, hip and knee replacement revisions were reduced by 17.4%.
The average length of stay in hospital for patients who have undergone revision surgery was more than 2 times greater than patients who had undergone an initial procedure.
The 3 main causes of hip and knee replacement revisions were infections, aseptic loosening, and instability.
The average cost of hospitalization for revision surgery was
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