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In 1985, the Norwegian Orthopaedic Association decided to establish a national hip register, and the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register was started in 1987. In January 1994, it was extended to include all artificial joints. The main purpose of the register is to detect inferior results of implants as early as possible. All hospitals participate, and the(More)
We studied the rates of revision for 53,698 primary total hip replacements (THRs) in nine different groups of disease. Factors which have previously been shown to be associated with increased risk of revision, such as male gender, young age, or certain types of uncemented prosthesis, showed important differences between the diagnostic groups. Without(More)
BACKGROUND Concern exists regarding the durability of unicompartmental knee replacements. The purpose of the present study was to compare the early failure rates and failure mechanisms of primary cemented unicompartmental knee replacements with those of primary cemented tricompartmental total knee replacements. METHODS The rates of failure of primary(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Norwegian Hip Fracture Register was established in January 2005 to collect nationwide information as a basis for improved management of patients with hip fractures. We now report our experience after the first 2 years. METHODS After both primary operations and reoperations, the surgeons fill in a standardized 1-page form with(More)
Primary uncemented femoral stems reported to the Norwegian arthroplasty register between 1987 and 2005 were included in this prospective observational study. There were 11 516 hips (9679 patients) and 14 different designs of stem. Kaplan-Meier survival probabilities and Cox regression were used to analyse the data. With aseptic loosening as the end-point,(More)
This study assessed and compared satisfaction and function before and after total hip replacement as reported by 531 patients who had primary and revision surgery and 1087 patients who had primary surgery only. All operations were registered by the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register during the years 1987 to 1993, with time from last surgery to followup ranging(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to assess incidence of and risk factors for infection after hip arthroplasty in data from 3 national health registries. We investigated differences in risk patterns between surgical site infection (SSI) and revision due to infection after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA).(More)
INTRODUCTION The cementation of a total hip prosthesis may cause bone necrosis, either by direct toxicity or by generation of heat during the polymerization process. This necrotic bone may create conditions that encourage the growth of bacteria. We compared the revision rates due to infection in primary uncemented total hip arthroplasties (THAs) with those(More)
INTRODUCTION A high degree of registration completeness is necessary in order to obtain unbiased and accurate register-based study results. We investigated the completeness of registration in the national Norwegian Arthroplasty Register (NAR). MATERIAL AND METHODS Registration completeness for the years 1999-2002 was calculated as a percentage, with the(More)
Patients in the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register with a total hip replacement (THR) have a lower long-term mortality than the age- and gender-matched Norwegian population. We analyzed the early postoperative mortality after 67,548 THR operations in 68 hospitals reported to the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register between 1987 and 1999. Data on deaths and causes(More)