Joint Infection Burden Analysis Wins ISAR Best Poster

 

Rosemont, Ill. – June 23, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, was awarded the “Best Poster Presentation” by the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) at the 6th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries meeting last month. The poster, “Infection burden in total hip and knee arthroplasty: an international registry based perspective,” was based on an original research article published in the June issue of Arthroplasty Today.

Joint infection after primary hip and knee arthroplasty is the leading cause of joint replacement failure. AJRR compared and analyzed data from infection-related revision surgeries from six national arthroplasty registries. The authors hypothesized that infection burden would be similar across multiple national arthroplasty registries. The results showed that for both hip and knee arthroplasty, each registry with six-year data showed an increase in infection burden over the period of the survey.

“It’s a great honor to have been recognized by ISAR at an international level for our work. We look forward to our research continuing to be published in Arthroplasty Today, as well as advancing the field of orthopaedics,” said Daniel J. Berry, MD, AJRR Chair. “AJRR is now the most comprehensive source of arthroplasty data in the United States. With over 1 million hip and knee procedures, more than 8,700 surgeons, and almost 1,000 participating institutions from just five years of data collection, AJRR is growing at an incredible rate. A more complete dataset also means that our data can be used for more studies that can help improve patient outcomes.”

“We congratulate AJRR on their award-winning research. Arthroplasty Today and AAHKS are thrilled that we are the official journal of the AJRR. Through our ongoing collaboration, we are determined to publish original research from AJRR data. Our current focus is on comparison of the American experience to other registries around the world, and we look forward to publishing comprehensive, peer-reviewed investigations as the registry grows. Such research will undoubtedly benefit the field of arthroplasty in North America and the world,” stated Brian J. McGrory, MD, Arthroplasty Today Editor-in-Chief.

To learn about AJRR’s history and plans for the future and to read articles featuring AJRR data, visit Arthroplasty Today at www.ArthroplastyToday.org

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