Why Have a Joint Registry?

1) Reduce Complications and Revision Rates

2) Monitor and Support Implant Recalls and/or Advisory Notices

3) Improved Orthopaedic Patient Care

When hospitals and surgeons actively utilize the knowledge gained from the data – it is the patients who benefit the most.

A Growing Network

Number of hip and knee replacement procedures tracked:

200000 and counting...


1,219 Sites Participating


8,646 Surgeons

50 States Represented


  • John Muir Medical Center, Concord

    John Muir Medical Center, Concord

    Concord, CA

    Participant Since 2015

  • Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

    Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

    Portland, OR

    Participant Since 2017

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Joint Commission Collaborate to Help Further Standardize Care and Quality Improvement in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries

REVISED November 1, 2018: The AJRR will become the sole pathway for meeting The Joint Commission’ THKR certification registry requirement effective July 1, 2019.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 26, 2018)—The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced collaboration with The Joint Commission to incorporate AAOS clinical expertise into standards development and performance measurement requirements for Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) Certification. The Joint Commission established the voluntary advanced certification in 2016 for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

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“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.”

Judy Casper, Clinical Data/Research Coordinator, Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (MOSH)
Franklin, Wis.

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