Join Our Registry Program

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program is dedicated to improving orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data. We are a not-for-profit organization that brings quality improvement initiatives to hospitals, private practice groups, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians, and the public. We also provide comprehensive orthopaedic knowledge and will potentially identify problems before they are discovered by public health agencies. The wide range of actionable information and reporting we provide helps improve patient care.


All About the Data

The AAOS Registry Program believes that we are improving orthopaedic care through data. Not only is it our mission, but our staff lives this through the daily interactions with the people who work at the hospitals, surgery centers, and private practice groups who give us their data.

We collect, convert, and compile data from participants into our own aggregate format. We produce numerous options for comparative reports individualized by site, surgeon, procedure, implant, manufacturer, and other criteria. Our patient-reported outcomes (PRO) platform can also be used for survey deployment, collection, and viewing.

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Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and private practice groups can participate in the Registry Program for an annual subscription fee. In exchange, participants receive access to the RegistryInsights™ Institution and Surgeon Dashboards, our PRO platform, and unlimited reporting of data.



Promoting Your Participation

As a Registry Program participating site, you have access to a variety of promotional resources – at no charge to you!

See a List of Our Promotional Resources Promoting Your Participation.


Download our 2019 Registry Program Getting Started Guide which

has key information contained in it to get started today!


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Download a one-pager for more information

on your specific Registry of interest:


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It's Easy

Getting started with us is easy!
Click on these four simple steps:

  • To get started, connect with an AAOS Registry Engagement Associate who will guide you through the expectations for enrollment and participation.

    You should also:

    • Request a RegistryInsights demo
    • Enlist the support of your internal team (including EHR experts, surgeons, and staff)

    Now you’re ready for step 2.

  • As the process moves forward, you will:

    • Receive AAOS contracts, review them with your legal department, and execute a fully signed contract
    • Initiate IT discussions with your team and ours

    You can now begin to integrate your system and prepare to submit your data! Move on to Step 3 for details.

  • You will continue to work closely with Registry Program staff on system integration as you:

    • Review data fields in IT pre-work
    • Create and send a test data file for review
    • Designate and train an Authorized User at your site
    • Begin monthly data submissions

    You’re almost done. See step 4 to complete the process.

  • Congratulations, you’re ready to report your data! With the username and password you receive, you can access the system to:

    • View your data within 48 hours of submission
    • Run detailed reports
    • Compare results with national benchmarks
    • Participate in AAOS Registry Program User Group and share best practices

    In addition, you can take advantage of ongoing support from AAOS Registry Program staff.

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Review Our Value and Benefits

Get Started Today

Please contact the AAOS Registry Engagement team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A Registry Engagement Associate will take you through the enrollment process and answer any questions on participation.

Connect with an AAOS Registry Engagement Associate

  • There is no commitment on your part
  • A Registry Engagement Associate will contact you to schedule a time to demonstrate the AAOS RegistryInsights® dashboards
  • A Registry Engagement Associate will answer any questions you may have and can initiate the enrollment process when you are ready

Request A Demo

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Sign Up for AJRR's Particpant E-newsletter Registry Insider


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The Register

Sign Up for AJRR's Particpant E-newsletter Registry Insider


#6: 2019 Annual Report

 AJRR 2019 Annual Report Cover