Published 4/7/2021

Media Fact Sheet: AAOS Fracture & Trauma Registry Adds Orthopaedic Trauma Association as Partner

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 7, 2021)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is pleased to announce the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) as a partner of the Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR), which opens this spring with a limited invitation to key sites followed by a full participant enrollment in summer 2021. Full support from OTA creates an even stronger foundation for the FTR to collect quality data that can drive improved patient outcomes. Together, OTA and the FTR are committed to helping health care organizations better understand how surgery contributes to the patient experience and quality of life.

Since its debut, the FTR has begun limited-release beta testing with exemplar sites joining such as NYU Langone Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Stanford Health Care. Through their participation, the limited-release group further demonstrates its commitment to quality. The FTR is beginning to collect necessary data elements that will allow participants access to national procedural benchmarks, standard reports and personalized dashboards for procedural, post-operative and PROMS data among other benefits.

“The Fracture & Trauma Registry is poised for full participation this summer. With OTA’s support, we look forward to creating standardized reporting for some of the more common fractures in the United States and to positively impacting the quality of orthopaedic care.”
Michael J. Gardner, MD, FAAOS, chair of the AAOS Fracture & Trauma Registry Steering Committee


“The OTA is dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with injuries to the musculoskeletal system, especially fractures and dislocations. Our partnership with the FTR builds on this commitment while allowing us to support the collection of high-quality data that can help advance the future of patient care.”
Heather Vallier, MD, OTA President

The FTR is the fifth in a series of anatomical, evidence-based registries that are part of the AAOS’ Registry Program, each designed to utilize data for making critical clinical and resource-related decisions to improve quality of care for patients. It is the first AAOS Registry built on a synergistic approach where collaborative modules will be available across the RegistryInsights® platform, offering expanded, crossover benefits to AAOS Registry Program participants.

The FTR will collect data on five of the more common fractures in the United States, including:

  • Ankle fracture
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Hip fracture – a collaborative module with the AAOS American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)
  • Proximal humerus fracture – a collaborative module with the AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER)

All orthopaedic surgeons who may encounter fractures in their practice are encouraged to participate in the FTR. To get involved with the FTR, email an AAOS Registry engagement associate at call 847-292-0530, or visit

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