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Published 11/1/2019

AJRR Releases Sixth Annual Report

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—the cornerstone of AAOS’ Registry Program—released its 2019 Annual Report on outcomes in hip and knee arthroplasty patients. AJRR is the largest orthopaedic registry in the world based on annual procedures submitted, and the analysis provides insight into U.S. hip and knee arthroplasty practices. The report, released on the first day of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting, includes findings from the 1,525,435 cumulative procedures performed between 2012 and 2018—an increase of more than 28 percent from last year’s report. The report is available for download at www.aaos.org/ajrr.

Registry Insights: Did You Know?

Did you know that in February, the AAOS Registry Program launched the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute™ to encourage clinicians to submit their hypotheses and proposals for investigations utilizing registry data and informing orthopaedic quality improvement? The program has worked through two cycles this year and is currently in the third cycle.

  • The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) will be accepting proposals for investigations from Oct. 18 through Dec. 2.
  • The application process has two steps:
    1. In the first step, an applicant submits a preliminary application for review by the AJRR Research Projects Subcommittee (RPS).
    2. If the RPS approves the preliminary application, in the second step the applicant will be asked to submit a full application by Feb. 28, 2020.
  • The AAOS Registry Analytics Team will conduct a full feasibility assessment on every application submitted.
  • The final review will be conducted in April 2020, and eligible applicants can be awarded funding to support approved projects.

For more information on the AAOS Registry Program, visit www.aaos.org/registries.