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Slovakian arthroplasty register review of the annual report of the Slovakian Arthroplasty Register - 2010

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Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Chirurgiae orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae čechosl.
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Faculty of Science

Field Applied statistics, operation research
Keywords slovak arthroplasty registery; survival analysis; hip; knee
Description This annual report of Slovakian Arthroplasty Register (SAR) is an official document dealing with all arthroplasty procedures performed in Slovakia from January 1st until December 30th, 2010. During the observed period 4,970 primary arthroplasties and 457 revision arthroplasties were performed. In general, the number of arthroplasty procedures depends on the demographic growth of the population. This annual report is divided into two main parts – arthroplasty of the hip joint and the arthroplasty of the knee joint: it contains summary statistics from all surgical departments performing arthroplasty procedures. In the hip joint section, it evaluates data from 40 orthopaedic and traumatology departments in 2010, the incidence of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) was 91.42 per 100,000 inhabitants. From the year 2003, when the incidence was 39.39 per 100,000 inhabitants, the percentage growth has been 232%. In 2010, the revision rate reached 9.20%, representing annual increase of 1.1%. The revision rate in whole observed period 2003–2010 reached 9.15%.The mean age of all patients undergoing primary THA was 64.66 years. The SAR started with data collection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) on January 1st, 2006. In 2010, TKA was practised in 28 surgical departments, in which 2,198 primary and 97 revision arthroplasties were performed. Females comprised 67.38% and males 32.62%. The incidence of TKA was 40.44 per 100,000 of population. In 2010, the revision rate reached 4.41%, representing an annual growth of 0.04% compared to 2009. During the period 2003–2010, the overall TKA revision rate was 3.62%.
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