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AJRR Touts First-of-its-Kind Study on TJA Revision Rates


The American Joint Replacement Registry today released results from a study of total joint arthroplasty revision surgeries exploring the association between hospital size, reason for revision and where the surgery is performed.

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Drs. Gary Botimer, John Serocki & More: 7 Orthopedic Surgeons Making Headlines 


Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines.

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Orthopedic Surgeon to Know: Dr. David Lewallen of Mayo Clinic


David Lewallen, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lewallen is the president of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He is also the medical director of the American Joint Replacement Registry.

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AAOS Receives QCDR Designation from CMS for 2018, AJRR Appoints New Committee Members


The American Joint Replacement Registry announced the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center has inherited the quality clinical data registry designation from CMS for 2018 after the two societies became partners in 2017.

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Study: Revision Surgery Rate for Metal-on-Metal Hips on Rise


A new study finds the rates of revision surgery involving metal-on-metal (MoM) hips “significantly increased” in the U.K. since 2007. The study also suggests patients with metal-on-metal hips are receiving treatment for serious complications sooner than patients in the past.

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More Than a THIRD of Americans Suffer Arthritis - and Obesity is Driving Up Rates Nationwide, Report Suggests


Millions more Americans are suffering from arthritis than their doctors realize, a new study reports.

Affecting more than one third of adults, rates of arthritis have even outpaced the obesity epidemic, which may in part be fueling the surge in arthritis symptoms.

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AAOS Integrates with American Joint Replacement Registry, to Roll Out More Registries in 2018: 5 Key Notes


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is integrating with the American Joint Replacement Registry and plans to create a national family of clinical data registries in the future.

Here are five things to know:

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to Launch Family of Orthopaedic Registries


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced plans to create a national family of clinical data registries for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions and procedures. As part of this effort, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is integrating into the AAOS effective immediately.

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Using Orthopedic Surgery to Get Back Control of Your Life




More people today are in need of orthopedic surgery for various reasons. According to statistics from the American Joint Replacement Registry, orthopedic surgeries are expected to reach 6.6 million by 2020. This increase corresponds both to growth in the ageing population and increased access to information. If you or a loved one is suffering from bone and joint system problems, it is time to approach an orthopedic surgeon to find out how the advances in this field can help regain control of your body.


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Big Data May Change How Orthopedists Are Paid




In the last 20 years, big data have become increasingly important in orthopedics. This field began with the development of orthopedic registries in Europe and expanded to include multiple musculoskeletal registries and databases worldwide that contain data on the outcomes of total joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, spine surgery and the incidence of trauma, among information that pertains to a host of other orthopedic procedures.


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What Challenges Have You Seen or Do You Foresee in Combining, Drawing Conclusions from Large Administrative Databases?




Health care has seen an explosion of information that is approaching the order of yottabytes (1,024 gigabytes). Although randomized controlled trials are the only true way to establish causation, the use of observational big data can be less expensive, can evaluate the heterogeneity of treatment effect and can give feedback about ongoing processes.

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7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday - March 16, 2017




Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:

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