A Look Back at Three and a Half Years with the Registry Program

Published in April 2021

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) was created by AAOS in 2009 but later became a separate organization. Nearly three and a half years ago, the AJRR reintegrated with the AAOS and became the cornerstone of the AAOS Registry Program. The AJRR has seen many major accomplishments since then.

Some of these accomplishments include:

  • The collection of two million hip and knee arthroplasty procedures and becoming the largest hip and knee registry in the world by annual procedure count
  • Data submissions from more than 1,000 sites across all 50 states and the District of Columbia
  • More than 12,000 total surgeons in the Registry
  • Expanded of revision indications and device-specific statistics published in the Annual Report
  • The release of seven Annual Report supplements, including Patient-Facing Interim Reports and California State Registry Reports
  • The launch of Surgeon Dashboards in AAOS RegistryInsights® that can be used to compare a surgeon’s data to national benchmarks
  • The creation of the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute®, a resource for the scientific community to further understand and improve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care by making data analyses available
  • A commitment to publishing and presenting registry data science outside of our annual publication

For recent patterns and trends of AJRR data, download a electronic copy of the AJRR 2020 Annual Report.