Published 2/12/2024

The Power of Registry Data Is on Full Display

The AAOS Registry Program continues to grow, with more than 3.8 million procedures from some 12,600 surgeons across 1,500 sites. The family of registries includes the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR); the Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR); the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry; the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER); and the American Spine Registry (ASR), which is a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and AAOS. With five registries actively collecting data, there are several opportunities at the meeting to learn about the power of data. This Annual Meeting features eight posters (seven ePosters), two paper presentations, one symposium, and one Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) that discuss registry data.

All posters utilizing AJRR data can be found in the Annual Meeting Mobile App. Kiosks for viewing ePosters will be available in OrthoLive, located in West Hall. Poster 017 will also be displayed on Monday and Tuesday in the OrthoLive space. One poster of note (e058) is titled β€œIs American Joint Replacement Registry Data Consistent with International Survivorship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty?” The study was a collaboration with the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel and will also be the subject of a presentation at the Engagement Theater, located in OrthoLive. The paper presentations are also based on AJRR data. Table 1 (see below) is a complete list of papers and posters using registry data and presentation times.

Table 1 AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting papers and posters utilizing data from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)
TKA, total knee arthroplasty, THA, total hip arthroplasty
Table 2 AAOS Registry Program events throughout the Annual Meeting. The Engagement Theater is located in OrthoLive in West Hall.

The Registry symposium is “The Future of the AAOS Registry Portfolio—A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective,” moderated by James I. Huddleston III, MD, FAAOS, chair of the AJRR Steering Committee. Surgeon volunteers from the five registries will discuss how you can deliver better patient care through data-driven outcomes. The symposium will cover industry and payer perspectives on registries, and Dr. Huddleston will speak about the importance of patient-reported outcome measures.

John E. Kuhn, MD, FAAOS, a member of the SER Steering Committee, will discuss the SER during an ICL about the importance of registries in your practice. Surgeon volunteers will also present at the Engagement Theater in OrthoLive about how registries help drive quality and improve care. Staff from The Joint Commission will speak at an Engagement Theater presentation about orthopaedic certifications. AJRR and ASR remain the sole pathways for the Joint Commission Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification and Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery, respectively. The Joint Commission can be found at booth #921 for any questions.

AAOS formed a partnership with the third-party vendor Patient-IQ to help reduce the data-entry burden for FTR participants. To learn more about the electronic health records–integrated capabilities of the FTR Powered by PatientIQ participation option, you can attend an Innovation Theater presentation led by PatientIQ staff, or visit the PatientIQ booth, #6141.

Registry Program staff can be found Tuesday through Thursday mornings in the AAOS Learning and Practice Store, as well as at pop-up booths throughout the meeting near registry-focused presentations. Stop by to ask any questions you might have about registry participation or about the RegistryInsights® dashboards.

The AJRR 2023 Annual Report Supplement and ASR 2024 Fact Sheet also debuted at the meeting; you can pick up copies of the new reports at the booth or download them at aaos.org/registries/publications.

Table 2 is a comprehensive look at the Registry opportunities available at AAOS 2024.