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Fraser Health hip and knee replacement program helps people get back in the swing of things

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Fraser Health hip and knee replacement program helps people get back in the swing of things

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604 613-0794 (media line)
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Ministry of Health
Communications
250 213-1824
Fraser Health
Communications
604 613-0794 (media line)

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Joint replacement surgeries at Fraser Health

In 2016-17, Fraser Health completed 3,363 scheduled hip and knee surgeries.

Fraser Health hip replacements:

  • During the 2017-18 fiscal year, as of February 28, 2018, there were 1,055 hip replacements performed throughout Fraser Health.
  • Average age of hip replacement recipients is 66 years (patients ages ranged from 26 to 95 years).
  • Number of patients waiting as of February 28, 2018 was 556.

Fraser Health knee replacements:

  • During the 2017-18 fiscal year, as of February 28, 2018, there were 2,323 knee replacements.
  • Average age of knee replacement recipients is 69 years (patients ages ranged from 26 to 95 years).
  • Number of patients waiting as of February 28, 2018 was 1,898.

The projected number of hip and knee replacement surgeries in 2018-19 is 4,436.

The number of patients waiting is measured from the time a surgeon communicates a patient's surgical needs to the time it takes to get an appointment booked at a hospital.

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