In 1997 the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) agreed to establish a national Hip and Knee Register to be based at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Christchurch Hospital, directed by Professor Alastair Rothwell (Chairman and Registry Supervisor). While this initiative was intended to mark 30 years of joint arthroplasty in New Zealand it was also recognised that there was a real need to collect data on implants and outcomes. In 2000 data collection was expanded to include total hip replacements for fractured neck of femur, unicompartmental replacements for knees, and total joint replacements for ankles, elbows and shoulders.
NZ Joint Registry Board Members
NZJR 17 Year Report - Jan 1999 to Dec 2015
NZJR 16 Year Report - Jan 1999 to Dec 2014
NZJR 15 Year Report - Jan 1999 to Dec 2013
NZJR 14 Year Report - Jan 1999 to Dec 2012