By D.G. Houlihan-Burne & Dr. R Hughes
Hip and knee total joint arthroplasy (TJA) are some of the most commonly performed surgical procedures throughout the world. Hip replacements have been performed in the UK since the 1960s and knee replacement since the 1970s. In 2017 alone, more than 91,000 hip and over 102,000 knee replacements were performed in the United Kingdom .