The American Joint Replacement Registry released its 2014 annual report this week, noting a significantly larger portion of women than men received hip and knee replacement or revision procedures. The group said it received data from 210,000 procedures from 2,247 surgeons at 237 hospitals across the U.S. to use for the report.
Of the 211,721 procedures recorded, primary knee procedures made up 56%, with primary hip procedures clocking in at 34.9%. Revision knee and revision hip procedures made up a meager 4.9% and 3.9%, respectively, of all procedures recorded in the report. Only 0.4% of reported cases were hip resurfacing procedures.