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Publication, Part of

Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England for Hip & Knee Replacements, April 2018 – March 2019

Official statistics

Patient Profile

Hip Replacements

For the 81,130 hip replacement procedures, a majority of patients were 50 years old or older (93.8%). Patients aged 50-69 accounted for 41.9% compared to 51.9% for those over 70 years old.

59.4% of all hip replacements were carried out on female patients

40.5% were male patients

The chart below show the number of hip replacement procedures per 100,000 people by age and gender. The chart shows a similar pattern for males and females, with the highest rate for both males and females being the 75-79 age group (323.1 per 100,000 for female and 551.9 per 100,000 for males).


Knee Replacements

There were 93,911 knee replacement procedures and almost all patients were 50 years old or older (97.4%). Patients aged 50-69 accounted for 49.6% whereas 51.8% for those over 70 years old.

56.5% of knee replacements were carried out on female patients

43.5% were male patients.

The chart below shows the number of knee replacement procedures per 100,000 people by age and gender. As with hip replacements there is a similar pattern for males and females, with the highest rate for both males and females being the 75-79 age group (883.4 per 100,000 for female and 760.4 per 100,000 for males).



Last edited: 21 February 2022 5:39 pm