Number of hip replacements UK
How many hip replacements are there in UK?
160,000 total hip and knee replacement procedures performed each year
Not too many people know that hip replacements have been performed in the UK since the 1960’s. Believe it or not, there are approximately 160,000 total hip and knee replacement procedures performed each year. This is definitely something. Statistics show that hip and knee replacements are carried out in around 400 hospitals. Keep in mind 2 thirds of the procedures are funded by the NHS. Needless to say, specialists say that every year around 70,000 people undergo hip replacements.