Revisions of knee replacements Canadians by reason and procedure type 2012-2018

This statistic shows the percentage of Canadians that had their knee replacement revised for various reasons from fiscal year 2012-2013 to 2017-2018, by procedure type. Among those with total knee arthroplasty including patella procedures 37 percent were revised due to infection.

Reasons for revision of total knee replacements among Canadians between 2012-2013 and 2017-2018, by procedure type

InfectionInstabilityAseptic looseningArthritis in previously unresurfaced compartmentRemaining reasons
Total knee arthroplasty including patella37%23%17.3%0%22.1%
Total knee arthroplasty excluding patella29%19.4%17.2%5.4%29.1%
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

fiscal years 2012-2013 to 2017-2018

Special properties

primary diagnosis of degenerative arthritis

Supplementary notes

Only procedures with a specific diagnosis were included. Records with reason for revision listed as “other” (n = 561) were excluded, as were those where the revision record in the DAD could not be linked to a reason for revision in CJRR (n = 953). Remaining reasons included pain of unknown origin, patella maltracking or instability, periprosthetic fracture (femur or tibia), bearing wear, implant dissociation, implant fracture, osteolysis and stiffness.

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