Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register in 1979.
Registering all joint prostheses that had been implanted and removed led to the achievement of significant improvements over the years.
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Sweden has one of the lowest revision rates for knee and
total hip arthroplasty, the standard reference in orthopedic total joint replacement surgery ( 32 ). They even reach the UK benchmark for hip implants set by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in 2014, which stated that ‘individual hip
of between 200 and 1200 per 100,000 person-years.
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In patients aged over 65 years, distal radius fractures are the second most common fractures after hip fractures, and they account for almost one-fifth of all fractures in this age group