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Milestone: Academy Launches Shoulder and Elbow Registry


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.

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TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital: Registry, EBM, and ICPs


The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is the largest hip and knee arthroplasty registry in the United States, exceeding the 1 million procedures milestone in 2017, and is a part of the Academy’s growing family of orthopaedic registries. TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), located in Cincinnati, has been an AJRR subscriber since January 2015. Other healthcare institutions can learn from GSH’s registry-supported integrated clinical pathway (ICP) and adverse event (AE) reduction programs focused on blood transfusion, venous thromboembolism (VTE), ineffective pain management, and more.

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Orthopedic Implants Market: Sales in Knee Reconstruction Pre-eminent, Hip Reconstruction to Gain Steady Momentum, Slates Fact.MR


The orthopedic implants market continues to be a promising avenue in the global medical technology space. Emergence of advanced technologies coupled with rise in orthopedic disorders are major growth determinants for the orthopedic implants market. A recent report by Fact.MR envisions the orthopedic implants market to record an august 6.5% CAGR over the forecast period 2018 to 2027. Although surgeries of orthopedic implants incorporating robotics offer reproducible precision and are less invasive, expensiveness of the technology coupled with the requirement for robust, evidence-based studies continues to impede its adoption in orthopedic surgeries.

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Global Orthopedic Implants Market Research Report Released With Growth, Latest Trends & Forecasts till 2025


Since the last few years, there has been a concurrence between drug therapies and implantable devices. Orthopedic implants are the devices that are surgically inserted into the body and are intended to reinstate function by restoring or strengthening a damaged structure. Orthopedic implants are associated with the musculoskeletal system. For instance, to treat a backache orthopedic implants such as bone plates or bone screws are utilized in spinal fusion surgery. Fixation of damaged bone fragments as well as implant components are used for hip, knee and any other joint replacement. The material applied in orthopedic implants must be biocompatible to avert rejection by the body.

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Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. Daniel Berry of Mayo Clinic


Daniel Berry, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Berry is past chair of the American Joint Replacement Registry board of directors. He now chairs the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Registry Oversight Committee and serves on the AJRR Steering Committee.

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AJRR: Study on Hospital Size, Revision Procedure Correlation


The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) registries portfolio, has conducted a novel (unpublished) study analyzing the correlation between hospital size, the reason for revision (or re-do) surgery, and where total joint arthroplasty (TJA) revision surgery is performed.

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Most Patients Who Require Revision TJA Return to the Same Hospital


NEW ORLEANS— When total joint arthroplasty is performed at a larger hospital, most patients who require revision surgery within the first postoperative year return to the same hospital, according to research presented in a poster at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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Patient Migration Makes it Difficult To Track Revisions After Total Joint Replacement


MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Terence J. Gioe, MD
American Joint Replacement Registry, Rosemont, IL
UCSF School of Medicine,
San Francisco VA Health Care System 

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American Joint Replacement Registry Study Links Hospital Size, Total Joint Revision — 6 Things to Know


The American Joint Replacement Registry conducted the first study analyzing the correlation between hospital size, where total joint arthroplasty revision surgery is performed and the reason for the revision.

Here are six things to know.

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AJRR Conducts Study on Hospital Size and Revision Procedure Correlation


The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a hip and knee replacement database part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) registries portfolio, has conducted a study analyzing the correlation between hospital size, the reason for revision (or re-do) surgery, and where total joint arthroplasty (TJA) revision surgery is performed. The link between these three factors has not been studied extensively until now.

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The Rationale for Registries


At yesterday’s symposium “What Can a Registry Do for Me?” a dozen panelists representing both the burgeoning U.S. registry movement and the more experienced international data repositories offered their perspectives.

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Gain Insight into Improving AJRR Implementation at Today’s User Group Meeting


Registries have become a driving force in health care for quality outcomes and the fulfillment of government initiatives. Aspects of the patient experience can be drilled down and identified at a level that is more precise and illuminating than before, enabling surgeons and healthcare staff to make better decisions when it comes to patient care.

The AAOS recently joined the movement with the launch of its own portfolio of registries. The first of its databases is the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a national hip and knee registry that was established in 2009. AJRR holds a meeting for its users each year during the AAOS Annual Meeting, and this year’s meeting will be one of the most informative yet. Because technology plays a large role in the use of registries, the AJRR User Group Network (Unet) In-person Meeting always includes a detailed update on what has changed since the last meeting and the new features that are now available.

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