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Mr Ashworth regularly audits his practice to ensure high standards are maintained.

Patient related outcome scores (PROMS)

These are widely used to assess the patient's view of the outcome from surgery. Mr Ashworth uses the most commonly used PROMS, the Oxford hip and knee scores (OHS and OKS), to assess outcome from hip and knee replacement surgery. The maximum possible score is 48pts from the 12 questions asked. In both hip and knee replacements Mr Ashworth's results are well above the UK average. Please check the relevant hip and knee replacement pages.

National Joint Register results (NJR) for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man 

Click on the NJR icon to view up to date results on Mr Ashworth's practice. Please also check the relevant hip and knee replacement pages for detailed information on his revision rates. Mr Ashworth has very low revision rates; in particular, he has one of the lowest revision rates on the NJR for hip replacements. This is information only provided to Mr Ashworth by the NJR, it is not publicly available.

Infection rate in hip and knee replacement

Mr Ashworth audits the infection rate of all Torbay and Mount Stuart Hospital hip and knee replacement operations in conjunction with the Microbiology department.

In the UK, around 0.5–1% of patients receiving total hip replacement subsequently develop deep prosthetic joint infection (PJI), a potentially serious and devastating complication.2 ,3

Mr Ashworth's deep infection rate for hip and knee replacement operations has consistently been very low, averaging 0.35%. He has not had a primary hip replacement infection since 2009.

Dislocation rate after hip replacement

Mr Ashworth has not had a routine primary total hip replacement dislocate in the last 18 years.


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