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AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry Launches Shoulder Arthroplasty Predictive Model

Oct 14, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The AAOS Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) recently received the Shoulder Arthroplasty Predictive (SHARP) Model, a tool designed to help surgeons predict post-operative shoulder arthroplasty outcomes, from Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics, a leader in musculoskeletal care and sports medicine. The SHARP Model, which is available exclusively to current and future SER participants, helps guide preoperative, evidence-based conversations between surgeons and patients and set appropriate expectations around surgical outcomes based on a patient’s individual health.

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Topics: Shoulder and Elbow

Rick's Post-surgery Lessons Learned

Sep 30, 2020 4:57:51 PM

Guest Blogger: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program Committee Member Richard Seiden

Richard Seiden is the AAOS Registry Program Public Advisory Board (PAB) Chair and the PAB Representative on the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) Steering Committees. In this blog, he shares his personal experience as a joint replacement surgery patient (he’s had hip replacements, knee replacements, and shoulder replacements). Mr. Seiden offers patients helpful advice to better prepare for dealing with post-surgery needs. He indicated that he hopes sharing his experience will be helpful to other patients, but his advice is not a substitute for consulting with your physician.

As an arthritis patient who has had multiple joint replacement surgeries, I try to turn my experiences with a disease or a treatment into “lessons learned” from which others can benefit. In particular, I like to think that my own outcomes from joint replacement surgeries can be the basis for further education for other patients, physicians or surgeons, and others in the health care delivery system. I believe that each patient’s “lived experience” through surgery and recovery should be added to a collection of data and knowledge of similar procedures.

Although these may not be the only ways to accomplish the “lessons learned” objective, there are two principal ways in which patients can make a contribution to “libraries” of patient experiences, through (1) Registries, and (b) Patient-Reported Outcomes or “PROs.”

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Topics: Patient Education

The OrthoForum Recognizes AAOS as Its Official Registry Program

Aug 12, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The OrthoForum, a nationwide network of privately owned orthopaedic practices known for its pillars of benchmarking, networking, innovation and advocacy, announced a collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), naming the AAOS Registry Program as the organization’s recommended registries for its members. The four registries include the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the Shoulder & Elbow Registry, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and the American Spine Registry, which is a collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and AAOS. All of the AAOS registries support the OrthoForum’s mission of providing orthopaedic group practices with access to the latest best practices and benchmarking tools needed to advance their local market presence.

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Topics: Registry Participation

NuVasive Becomes First Industry Sponsor of the American Spine Registry to Improve Future of Spine Surgery Through Data-Driven Outcomes

Aug 5, 2020 12:00:00 PM

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, and the American Spine Registry (ASR), a national quality improvement registry for spine care, announced that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship to improve the future of spine surgery through data-driven outcomes. ASR is a collaboration between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and this arrangement with NuVasive marks the first-of-its-kind for the ASR, providing industry support to expand its data collection platform.

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Topics: Spine

Sarcoma Patient Stories for National Sarcoma Awareness Month

Jul 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Sarcoma is often referred to as the 'forgotten cancer' and this July during National Sarcoma Awareness Month, the AAOS and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) join forces to bring you some uplifting patient/surgeon stories. Together, we are working towards analyzing data to aid in finding a cure for sarcoma.

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Topics: Musculoskeletal Tumor

Guest Blog: Qualifying for The Joint Commission Advanced Certification for THKR

Jul 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: The Joint Commission Executive Director, Hospital Business Development, Patrick Phelan

Joint replacements are on the rise and will only increase over the next decade. When serving these patients, you want to be sure your team is providing consistent, quality care across the continuum. The Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement (THKR) is a way to put in place a framework for consistency reducing variation, risk, and improving patient outcomes through clinically proven evidence-based standards.

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Topics: Quality Initiatives

Two Million and Counting: AJRR Reaches Major Milestone

Jul 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The article below will be featured in the August 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. 

The Academy’s Registry Program celebrated a major marker of progress in June when the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the cornerstone of AAOS’ Registry Program, reached and surpassed its two millionth hip and knee procedure with the input of data from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Having tracked an additional one million procedures since 2017 to reach this milestone, the Registry Program gives orthopaedic surgeons and providers the most comprehensive picture to date of trends of hip and knee arthroplasty practice and outcomes in the United States.

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Topics: Registry Participation

Two New Studies Using AJRR Data

Jul 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM

The information below was featured in two articles published in the June 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. 

The AAOS Registry Analytics Institute® gives clinicians and clinician scientists the opportunity to submit hypotheses about information in AAOS registries. Those with approved proposals receive AAOS analytics insights and committee guidance. Read on for a summary of two recent projects using analyses from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), AAOS' hip and knee arthroplasty registry.

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Topics: Registry Findings

Guest Blog: Preparing for Physical Therapy

Jun 17, 2020 4:49:06 PM

Guest Blogger: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program Committee Member Richard Seiden

Richard Seiden is the AAOS Registry Program Public Advisory Board (PAB) Chair and the PAB Representative on the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER) Steering Committees.

In this blog, Mr. Seiden shares his personal experience as a joint replacement surgery patient (he’s had hip replacements, knee replacements, and shoulder replacements). Mr. Seiden offers patients with joint issues helpful advice to better prepare for dealing with post-surgery physical therapy needs. He indicated that he hopes sharing his experience will be helpful to other patients, but his advice is not a substitute for consulting with your physician.

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Topics: Patient Education

COVID-19 ICD-10 Code Now Being Collected in AAOS Registries

Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

The AAOS Registry Program is now collecting COVID-19 data through the capture of the ICD-10 code for COVID-19 confirmed diagnosis, U07.1. The new code is enabled across each of the AAOS registries, including the American Joint Replacement Registry, the world's largest national registry of hip and knee joint replacement data by annual procedural count; the Shoulder & Elbow Registry; the Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry, and the American Spine Registry, a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the AAOS.

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Topics: Registry Participation

A Message for Our Readers

This blog was created by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program as part of our commitment to improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable data. Our purpose is to communicate with others in the orthopaedic field who share the same commitment. Watch for news alerts, quick tips, actionable checklists, best practices, and research findings posted to this blog. Whether you are a participating site in one or more AAOS Registry or thinking about joining the Registry Program, this blog will provide current and ongoing Registry updates and decision support.

The more interactive you are, the greater the value shared. Visit us at www.aaos.org/registries or speak with a Registry Engagement Associate at 847-292-0530.

 

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