The Mater Hospital is acknowledged as the largest joint replacement centre in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2013, nearly 2000 joint replacements were performed at the Mater Hospital. This high volume of arthroplasty procedures places The Mater in a unique position to become a leader in orthopaedic research in the outcomes of arthroplasty. The systematic monitoring of the outcomes of joint arthroplasty performed at The Mater hospital is integral to quality assurance to ensure that patients are receiving the best and most current standard of care.
The aim of this registry is to document the outcome of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures performed at the Mater Hospital, including operative variables, as well as patient reported outcome measures after surgery. This is a collaborative project between The Mater Hospital and North Sydney Orthopaedic Research Group.
If you are a participant in this study, our researcher Ka Martina will ask you to complete questionnaires regarding your current knee or hip symptoms before your surgery, and at 6 and 12 months after your arthroplasty procedure. You do not need to attend for any assessments for further tests.
Research into Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction of the knee has been an area of considerable focus for the NSORG research team. For over 20 years we have maintained a longitudinal database of over 16,000 knee reconstruction procedures, resulting in considerable publications and awards. Numerous projects are ongoing, examining the factors associated with successful outcomes, return to sports and reinjury. A recent video summary of our research into the outcomes of ACL reconstruction in children using parental hamstring grafts has been highlighted in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (see below).
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