Initiative has collected data on more than 30,000 total joint arthroplasty procedures
Caryn D. Etkin, PhD, MPH, and Susan E. Hobson, MPH
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has been making tremendous progress toward its goal of becoming the first comprehensive national hip and knee orthopaedic implant registry in the United States. In 2011, the registry completed a pilot program that collected data on more than 3,600 total joint arthroplasty (TJA) procedures. Today, the initiative has contracts with 51 institutions—representing 72 hospitals—and has obtained data on more than 30,000 TJA procedures. Every month, more institutions sign on to participate.