08/10/2020 | Press releases

ESNEFT named among country’s best for joint replacement surgery

New figures show patients having joint replacement surgery at the hospitals run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) receive some of the safest and best care in the country.

Data published by the National Joint Registry shows Ipswich Hospital performed better than expected for hip and knee revisions for all operations carried out between 2010 and 2020, while Colchester Hospital performed better than expected for knee revisions over the same period.

In addition, Ipswich is the only hospital in the country to record better than expected outcomes in all four hip and knee revision categories measured by the registry, which include operations carried out between 2010 and 2020 and those taking place between 2015 and 2020.

This means that surgery carried out at the two hospitals is among the best in the country, with patients much less likely to need their operation repeating at a later date because of complications such as infection or the implant becoming loose.

Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Graham Myers said: “This data is fantastic news for patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery at our hospital, as it shows they are receiving some of the very best and safest care in the country.

“The results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of the staff involved in trauma and orthopaedic care, including our doctors, nurses and therapists and colleagues in our clinics and operating theatres.

“Successful hip and knee replacements can bring huge benefits for patients, helping to relieve chronic pain and enabling them to live richer, more active lives. However, if revisions are needed the surgery becomes more complex, in turn increasing the chance of complications. That is why it is so important to get things right first time.”

To view the National Joint Registry report, visit https://reports.njrcentre.org.uk/

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