Patient Safety: ISAR and Industry Partner With AAOS to Deliver International Prostheses Library (IPL)

Sep 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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AJRR Selected to Develop, Manage, and Support IPL Technology Platform

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), was selected by the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) to develop, house, and maintain the International Prostheses Library (IPL). ISAR, with assistance from industry and its own registry participants, is creating the IPL to serve as a single source of medical device information for industry partners and ISAR member organizations worldwide. Analysis of this unique assembly of data leads to discovery and mitigation of medical device risks to patients. Findings provide best practice guidance for surgeons and device manufacturers that reduce the patient’s chance of experiencing an adverse event, thereby improving patient safety. AJRR, part of the AAOS Registry Program, is an associate member of ISAR. While ISAR retains ownership of the Library, AJRR’s role was announced at ISAR’s June 2018 Annual Congress.

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Topics: Medical Devices

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