Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry


The purpose of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) is to improve and maintain the quality of care for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery. Information on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and spinal disc replacement is collected from all hospitals in Australia undertaking joint replacement surgery.

Aims of the AOANJRR:

  • Establish demographic data related to joint replacement surgery in Australia
  • Provide accurate information on the use of different types of prostheses
  • Determine regional variation in the practice of joint surgery
  • Identify the demographic and diagnostic characteristics of patients that affect outcomes
  • Analyse the effectiveness of different prostheses and treatment to specific diagnoses
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the large variety of prostheses currently on the market by analysing their survival rates
  • Educate orthopaedic surgeons on the most effective prostheses and techniques to improve patient outcomes
  • Provide surgeons with an auditing facility
  • Provide information that can instigate tracking of patients if necessary
  • Provide information for comparison of the practice of joint replacement in Australia and other countries


All hospitals in Australia that undertake joint replacement have agreed to submit data. Currently the Registry receives information on over 7,000 procedures per month from over 300 hospitals. The AOANJRR was first declared a Quality Assurance Activity (QAA) in 1999. The protection provided by the declaration assures patients, surgeons, hospitals and government that information supplied to the AOANJRR remains confidential and secure.

Registry Location Australia
Registry Participation Opt out - patients can elect not to have their details recorded
Registry Contact

Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry Manager

T: +61 8 8128 4280

Adding New Patients to Registry

Please contact the Registry Manager

Please see the website for more information