The AAOS Registry Program’s mission is to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data. We seek to encompass all the musculoskeletal and anatomical areas for orthopaedics through comprehensive data and technology resulting in optimal patient outcomes.
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the Academy’s hip and knee replacement registry, is the cornerstone of the AAOS’s Registry Program, and the world’s largest national registry of hip and knee joint replacement data by annual procedural count, with more than 2 million procedures contained within its database. Additional registries include the Shoulder & Elbow Registry, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and the American Spine Registry, a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the AAOS.
There are opportunities for industry and other companies to utilize registry data to support highly informed decision making about insights and trends that are important to your organization. Some of our current registry partners use data to track the quality of their interventions through patient-reported and clinical outcomes; to access deidentified benchmarking data to compare attributes that are important to them; to understand aspects of their products to drive future device performance.