Hip, knee arthroplasty rates to explode through 2030: 5 study insights

Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | August 30, 2016 | Print  |

The number of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty procedures performed in the United States is expected to grow through 2030, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

The researchers developed their hip and knee arthroplasty projections by considering historical procedure rates, population projections through 2030 and data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the U.S. Census Bureau to quantify arthroplasty rates based on age, race and other characteristics.

 

Here's what you need to know:

 

1. By 2030, total hip and total knee revisions are expected to grow by 137 percent and 601 percent, respectively.

 

2. Primary total hip arthroplasties are expected to grow by 174 percent by 2030.

 

3. Primary total knee arthroplasties are expected to grow by 673 percent by 2030.

 

4. Hip revision procedures are expected to double by 2026.

 

5. The researchers hope this study will assist policymakers when making decisions that affect orthopedic and medical resources.

 

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