First-ever Shoulder & Elbow Registry Annual Report Available Now

Published May 2020

We’ve released the first Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) report – the SER 2019 Annual Report. The report helps ensure identification and analysis of relevant and impactful data to improve the quality of patient care as it relates to the upper extremity.

With the SER 2019 Annual Report, orthopaedic surgeons across the U.S. can now access a large amount of rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroplasty, and elbow arthroplasty procedures. There are more than 94 facilities participating in SER including hospitals, private practices, and ambulatory surgery centers spanning 26 states across the United States. More than 9,430 procedures have been submitted.

The AAOS Board of Directors launched the SER in 2018 through its Registry Oversight Committee. Guided by the leadership of representatives from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), the SER collects shoulder and elbow procedural data in the Unites States in order to establish survivor curves, track revisions, and support orthopaedic care and best practices.

Download the SER 2019 Annual Report here. PowerPoint slides with the figures and tables from the report are also available for download.