Quiz: The NHS at 70 in Numbers

Nicky Broyd


June 29, 2018

A hip replacement is now a common operation and most are carried out on patients who are over 60. The latest statistics from the National Joint Registry show that 67,813 hip replacement procedures were recorded in 2017 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man, and the Scottish Arthroscopy project reports over 7700.

The first full hip replacement took place in 1962 at the Wrightington Hospital in Lancashire, which continues to be a centre for orthopaedic excellence.ospitalin Lancashireh


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