AJRR Publishes Annual Report on Data from its Registry

Rosemont, Ill. – November 6, 2015 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US, released its 2014 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data at the 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting today. This is the second annual report that AJRR has released.

“The number of procedures in the registry grew by 164% since our first formal report last year,” said Daniel J. Berry, MD, chair of the AJRR board of directors. “Our first report covered 80,227 procedures and this one covers the collection and analysis of 211,721 procedures related to hip and knee replacements that have taken place from when we began collecting data up until December 2014.”

The 2014 Annual Report contains data from 236 institutions representing 45 states. These participating institutions include medical centers, community hospitals, private practices, large health systems, and private practices. Procedural findings and component metrics are included in the report, in addition to recent AJRR accomplishments like the launch of a pilot program to collect Level II data. Level II patient information consists of co-morbidities and complications, and AJRR will improve data capture of that information with consistent reporting and clearly defined data element definitions in the future.

“With the continued support of the diverse stakeholders in the orthopaedic community, AJRR will keep on growing and will reach its goal of collecting over 90 percent of all hip and knee replacement procedures performed in the US,” said Dr. Berry. “We are thankful to the hospitals and surgeons who recognize the importance of a registry by entering their surgical data into the AJRR. We will continue our diligence in building a valuable national hip and knee arthroplasty registry that has a positive impact on patient care and the quality and durability of joint replacement surgery in the United States.”

Additionally, a separate California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) Annual Report was released. AJRR and CJRR merged in March of 2015, and the CJRR Annual Report addresses the scientific assessment of devices, treatment protocols, surgical approaches, and patient factors influencing the results of hip and knee replacement surgeries for the state of California. The CJRR Annual Report can be found online at www.ajrr.net

The AJRR 2014 Annual Report can be found online at http://ajrr.net/publications-data/annual-reports

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