Number paying for private hip and knee ops trebles

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Number paying for private hip and knee ops trebles

coincided with a steep reduction in orthopaedic activity on the NHS. According to the SAP report, the number of hip replacements – including emergency surgeries on broken joints – was down by 37% per cent to 5,102 in 2021, compared to 8,047 in 2019. Knee replacements on the NHS were down by 56%, from 7,819 to 3,427.

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