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Letters Hip arthroplasty

Authors’ reply to National Joint Registry

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 31 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7246
  1. D J W McMinn, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1,
  2. J Daniel, director of research1,
  3. R B C Treacy, consultant orthopaedic surgeon2,
  4. R D Riley, reader in biostatistics3
  1. 1McMinn Centre, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DP, UK
  2. 2Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Northfield, Birmingham
  3. 3School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
  1. r.d.riley{at}

The National Joint Registry (NJR) was aware that the data supplied would be used by clinical teams associated with Smith & Nephew (including first author McMinn).1 2 The data were originally requested because the NJR’s editorial chairman invited McMinn “to criticise registry data . . . to support the value of resurfacing” at the British and Irish Orthopaedic Congress 2011. McMinn therefore asked Smith …

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