More hip and knee replacements for Aussies

Arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis are sending more Australians to hospital.

But while the admission rates rose by 13 per cent in the decade since 2004-05, there was little change in the prevalence of the musculoskeletal conditions.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on Thursday released the latest data on the conditions which are the most common chronic ones in the country.