Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Symposium: 2014 Meeting of International Society of Arthroplasty Register 1 article


Is a Revision a Revision? An Analysis of National Arthroplasty Registries’ Definitions of Revision

Thoralf R. Liebs MD, PhD, Farina Splietker, Joachim Hassenpflug MD, PhD

The reported survival of implants depends on the definition used for the endpoint, usually revision. When screening through registry reports from different countries, it appears that revision is defined quite differently.