Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common operations conducted throughout the world. Over 120,000 joint replacements occur in Australia each year. B-CORE conducts ‘bench-top to bedside’ research on a range of topics related to joint replacement surgery.

B-CORE runs one of Australia’s oldest joint replacement registries (Barwon Joint Registry), monitoring people following joint replacements completed at University Hospital Geelong and now including St John of God Hospital. The registry contains over 14,000 patients and is a powerful research tool for evaluating the effects of joint replacement surgery.


Why Joint Replacement Registries?

          Joint Replacement Registries are an important component of quality assurance, quality   improvement and research. B-CORE is actively promoting and using regional and national registries to understand and improve patient care. 

        See how we use registries here: 

        ii. Regional registries complement national registries  

        iii. Registries complement randomised trials 

        iv. Registries enable service redesign 


Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR)

B-CORE partners with the AOANJRR on National studies regarding joint replacement:

         i. CRISTAL Trial 

         ii. PROMS Pilot Project trial