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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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American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Releases 2018 Annual Report

Data shows continuity of hip and knee arthroplasty trends, and the value of more complete information for early survival analysis of primary arthroplasty

ROSEMONT, Ill. (November 2, 2018)—The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—the cornerstone of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Registry Program—released its 2018 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty patient outcomes. AJRR is the largest orthopaedic registry in the world based on annual procedures submitted, and the analysis provides insight into U.S. hip and knee arthroplasty practice. The Annual Report, released in conjunction with the first day of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ (AAHKS) 2018 Annual Meeting, includes findings from the 1,186,955 cumulative procedures performed between 2012 and 2017.

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Announces the Launch of its Shoulder and Elbow Registry

Mission to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data

ROSEMONT, Ill. (October 24, 2018) — The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced the launch of its Shoulder and Elbow Registry (SER) to begin collecting data on total shoulder and elbow procedures in the United States. At launch, the SER will collect total shoulder arthroplasty procedures data. In 2019, the registry also will have the capability to capture rotator cuff repair and total elbow arthroplasty procedures data.

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AJRR Conducts Study on Hospital Size and Revision Procedure Correlation

Staff from the American Joint Replacement Registry co-investigated Medicare hospital claims and beneficiary enrollment data

ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 6, 2018) — 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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