The best place to learn more about Registry Program participation is the AAOS Registry Program booth in the Resource Center at Academy Hall, open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow through Friday. Registry staff will be available to answer any questions about the AAOS Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR), the Academy’s newest registry. The FTR collects data on five of the more common fractures in the United States. Staff will also be able to discuss any of AAOS’ other four registries: the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR); the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry; the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER); and the American Spine Registry (ASR), which is a collaboration between AAOS and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Another reason to stop by the Registry Program booth is the opportunity to pick up an electronic copy of the SER 2020 Annual Report on a flash drive. The report identifies and analyzes impactful data to improve the quality of patient care, representing more than 12,000 shoulder and elbow procedures performed by 177 surgeons at 112 participating sites in 35 states. The SER 2020 Annual Report includes overall results, patient and procedural data for the shoulder arthroplasty and rotator cuff repair modules, and the distribution of patient-reported outcome measure submissions. An AJRR 2020 Annual Report Supplement with more detailed, device-specific, cumulative percentage revision rates will also be available.
Registry data can help participating sites meet requirements for collaborative programs such as quality certification programs, federal quality initiatives, insurer distinction programs, and state collaboratives. Don’t miss presentations from The Joint Commission at the Engagement Theater in Academy Hall, when staff from The Joint Commission will discuss program requirements for its Advanced Certifications for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (THKR) and Spine Surgery (ACSS). AJRR and ASR satisfy the registry requirement for each, respectively. The THKR presentation will take place tomorrow at 9:30 to 10 a.m., and the ACSS presentation will be held at 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday. AAOS staff will host a Registry Program 2021 Update at the Engagement Theater today from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
AAOS members will present registry data throughout the Annual Meeting and have collaborated on four posters that will be on display in Academy Hall. For more details about the presentations, posters, and the Registry Program booth, visit www.aaos.org/RegistriesAM2021.