Recent evidence suggests a substantial rise in the number of revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) procedures performed. The New York State SPARCS inpatient database was utilized to identify revision total shoulder, knee, and hip arthroplasty procedures between 1993 and 2010. Yearly incidence and related epidemiology were analyzed. A total of 1,806 revision TSA, 26,080 revision TKA, and 35,254 revision THA cases were identified. The population-based incidence of these procedures increased 288%, 246%, and 44% respectively (P < 0.001). Revision burden for hip arthroplasty decreased from 16.1% in 2001 to 11.5% in 2010 (P < 0.001). The rates of revision TSAs and TKAs increased at a substantially faster rate than that of revision THAs. Revision burden for hip arthroplasty steadily has decreased since 2001.