HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c121W
28. Mr. Mark Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her latest estimate of the number of hip replacements carried out by the NHS; and how many were carried out in 1979.

Mr. Sackville

The latest available information is shown in the table.

11979 21990–91
Hip replacement operations 23,410 50,725
1 source: Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Operation Codes 810 & 811
2 source: Hospital Episode Statistics Codes W37 W38 W39 W46 W47 W48