Value of total joint registries: The jury is in

By Norman A. Johanson, MD

Current evidence makes a compelling case for a national registry

Registries for hip and knee replacement procedures are a world-wide reality with growing importance. Many of the preeminent registries—such as those in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Australia, Denmark, and New Zealand—have more than 10 years of experience and are currently collecting data on more than 90 percent of procedures nationally.

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