Organisations and Associations
More than 40,000 total hip and knee joint replacements are performed in Canada each year. The volume of these procedures has been rising because of an aging population and an increasing number of joint replacement procedures performed on younger, active Canadians. Furthermore, it is estimated that 10–12% of patients require subsequent replacements as a result of implant wear and breakage.
The purpose of the Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association shall be to foster and promote research and education in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery, to organize and institute the CORA Annual General Meeting and Research Symposium, to represent the interests and concerns of the CORA to the COA, and to promote and direct improvements in the Residency training programs.