Case Number 4588
Request Date 26/01/2016
Completion Date 10/03/2016 

 

Details of the Request

Please provide the number of hip implant revisions the Trust has carried out in the last three years. For your information, a hip implant revision is the surgery carried out on someone who has previously had a hip replacement. The revision involves either resurfacing the device that was initially implanted or replacing it.

And, provided it does not exceed the cost limit, please provide information on the initial implant which had to be revised in the revision surgery - namely the type of implant (ie metal-on-metal, ceramic-on-metal etc etc) and the manufacturer.

 

Details of the Response

1. Please provide the number of hip implant revisions the Trust has carried out in the last three years. For your information, a hip implant revision is the surgery carried out on someone who has previously had a hip replacement. The revision involves either resurfacing the device that was initially implanted or replacing it.

No. of Hip implant Revisions:

  • 2012/13: 407
  • 2013/14: 298
  • 2014/15: 424

 

2. And, provided it does not exceed the cost limit, please provide information on the initial implant which had to be revised in the revision surgery - namely the type of implant (ie metal-on-metal, ceramic-on-metal etc etc) and the manufacturer.

The Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as in order to get this number of notes pulled and read and checked the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit.