The National Joint Registry (NJR) is the arthroplasty registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. It was set up by the Department of Health and Welsh Government in 2002
- to collect information on all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement operations,
- to monitor the performance of joint replacement implants and the effectiveness of different types of surgery,
- improving clinical standards,
- benefiting patients, clinicians and the orthopaedic sector as a whole.
Currently more than 2,800,000 procedures have been included in the NJR, making it the largest arthroplasty registry worldwide.
The NJR Supplier Feedback allows prosthetic implant suppliers to download NJR data extracts showing outcomes of procedures using their products. The reports are generated quarterly, and Heraeus Medical GmbH purchases these reports for market surveillance, quality control and realworld evidence data generation.