The Bees Knees
UK Safe is a therapies study aimed at patients who are having a revision of primary hip or knee replacement, exploring how patients are followed up after total hip and knee replacement surgery.
Total joint replacement provides considerable improvement in quality of life to patients suffering with severe joint damage.
In 2013 over 170,000 total hip and knee replacements were conducted in England and Wales. This number is likely to increase each year.
Follow-up care is provided to ensure that any problems are identified as early as possible to plan for further surgery.
UK Safe aims to determine the most cost effective follow-up pathway for hip and knee arthroplasty to minimise potential harm to patients.