More than 400,000 hip and knee implants every year

As a national registry, mission of EPRD is to improve the quality of care.


Artificial joint replacement has been a great success story of modern medicine, especially in orthopaedics. The insertion of more than 400,000 hip and knee implants every year is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in Germany. At the same time, however, more than 30,000 revisions are required each year. At the time being, little has been known about the reasons. The German Arthroplasty Registry (EPRD), an initiative of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC), wants to change this.

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EPRD Annual Report 2021

Cover page and two content pages of the Annual Report 2021

The EPRD Annual Report 2021 is available in English as of today, 20 May 2022.

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EPRD Annual Report 2020

The declared intent of the EPRD was and is to create a robust framework for the assessment of hip and knee arthroplasties in the German healthcare system. And the number of procedures reported to the Registry continues to increase, as the 2020 Annual…

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EPRD Annual Report 2019

The German Arthroplasty Registry (EPRD) was launched in 2010 as a joint project by physicians, clinics, public health insurance funds and industry to collect data on hip and knee joint replacements throughout Germany to establish a reliable resource…


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