Q&A: What have we learnt from two decades of data on joint replacements?
Rheumatology Update speaks with Professor Richard de Steiger, orthopaedic surgeon, and the Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Surgery at The University of Melbourne. Professor de Steiger is also deputy director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. He spoke with Lydia Hales.
What are some significant changes that have occurred in joint replacement and outcomes since the registry began?
Professor de Steiger: We collect