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National Joint Registry (NJR)

The Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government set up the National Joint Registry (also known as the NJR) to monitor the performance of joint implants.

The NJR is designed to record details of hip and knee replacement operations in England and Wales. Both the NHS and the independent health care sector are included and to be successful the NJR needs to gather information on as many of these operations as possible.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is a website providing information and advice for people living in England. The link below provides information for patients who are due to have a knee or hip replacement.

British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)

The British Association for Surgery of the Knee was initiated on 5 May 1981 at the Royal Society of Medicine when a meeting was held to discuss the formation of a group interested in knee surgery.

Regular Scientific Meetings are held and in addition a number of educational courses have been started. Links with other associations have gradually developed resulting in a combined meeting with BOSTA in 1997 and with the American Knee Society in 1999.

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) provides education and practice management services for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Health professionals. The BOA was founded in 1918 as a registered charity. The association has almost 3000members throughout the world. The patron of the BOA is HRH The Prince of Wales and from 1959 until her death, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. 

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