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1,000,000 PROCEDURES

Improving Orthopaedic Care Through Data The Official Registry of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
 

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...

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890

     Hospitals Participating
 

6,383 Surgeons

50 States Represented

 

By the Numbers...

Hip and knee implants account for more than 85% of the joint reconstruction and replacement market.

More than 7 million Americans have had a knee or hip replacement surgery.

Joint registries demonstrate up to a 50% reduction in revision rates after registry initiation and identification of best practices.

If U.S. revision rates were cut by just 2%, Medicare could save more than $65 million.

  • Allen Hospital

    Allen Hospital

    Waterloo, IA

    Participant Since 2014

  • National Park Medical Center

    National Park Medical Center

    Hot Springs, AR

    Participant Since 2016

  • North Carolina Specialty Hospital

    North Carolina Specialty Hospital

    Durham, NC

    Participant Since 2015

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Our Supporters

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
The Hip Society
The Knee Society
DJO Global
DePuy Synthes
Exactech, Inc.
MicroPort
Smith & Nephew
Stryker
Zimmer Biomet

 

News

National Registry and Surgery Centers Collaborate to Affirm Quality

AJRR and ASCA partner to validate the effectiveness of outpatient surgery centers

Rosemont, Ill. - March 7, 2017 - The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) announce they have entered into a collaborative relationship to encourage ASCA-member ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to register in the AJRR. Registry participation, and the data that will be complied, will be used to validate current efforts to reduce health care costs by moving total joint replacements to Medicare's ASC-payable list and expanding the number of private payers that will reimburse ASCs for these procedures.

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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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