October is a milestone month for the Academy’s Registry Program, as it launches the Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER). Building on the success of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—the trailblazer data depository and resource for U.S. knee and hip arthroplasty that last year was reintegrated under the AAOS umbrella—SER will be previewed at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) meeting Oct. 11–14 and make its formal debut at the Academy’s Fall Meeting Oct. 25–27.
The first module to become operational in the new SER will cover shoulder arthroplasty procedures, to be followed by modules for rotator cuff repair and elbow replacement in 2019.
“AJRR has taken on a monumental task, and I believe they even surprise themselves when it comes to how successful they have been. It speaks to a well-conceived plan that is being effectively executed.”