The aim was to present results on prosthesis performance in Catalonia for the period 2005–2010. All publicly funded hospitals submit in an electronic format data on hip and knee arthroplasties: patients’ insurance identification number, hospital, joint (hip/knee), type of arthroplasty (primary/revision), side (right/left), date of surgery and prosthesis (manufacturer name and catalogue number). A standard survival analysis based on Kaplan–Meier estimation was carried out. Fifty-two hospitals have sent information to the RACat which has data on 36,951 knee and 26,477 hip arthroplasties. Cumulative prostheses revision risks at 3 years were 3.3% (95% CI: 3.1–3.6) for knee, 2.9% (95% CI: 2.5–3.3) for total hip and 2.5% (95% CI: 2.0–3.1) for partial hip. When compared to other registries a higher risk of revision was observed.
The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 3, 484 - 490
Joint Registries as Continuous Surveillance Systems: The Experience of the Catalan Arthroplasty Register (RACat)Allepuz, Alejandro et al.