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Study Uses PROMs Data from AJRR to Predict TJA Outcomes

Mar 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM

This article first appeared in the December issue of AAOS Now, the monthly news magazine of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

A study that sought to determine what factors predict total joint arthroplasty (TJA) outcomes at one year found that among patients in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) for whom patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) had been recorded, preoperative PROMs, especially physical function subscores, predicted improvement at one year.

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Topics: Patient-Reported Outcomes, Registry Findings, Hip and Knee

AJRR Annual Report Details a Year of Highlights

Jan 13, 2021 12:00:00 PM

This article first appeared in the December issue of AAOS Now, the monthly news magazine of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

The Annual Report of the Academy’s American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), released at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Knee and Hip Surgeons (AAHKS) in November 2020, tells the story of a year marked by a multitude of successes and growth for AJRR.

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Topics: Registry Findings, Hip and Knee

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases New Resource to Help Patients Better Understand Physician Recommendations

Dec 9, 2020 12:00:00 PM

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released a new report based on clinical data from hip and knee arthroplasty patient outcomes as part of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the largest orthopaedic registry in the world based on annual procedures submitted. Based on the sixth AJRR Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data, the new resource highlights the information that is most relevant for patients and the public. It aims to help those outside the orthopaedic profession learn more about hip and knee replacement procedures and better understand how registry data can help to inform decisions and improve patient care.

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Topics: Patient Education, Registry Findings, Hip and Knee

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2020 Annual Report

Nov 4, 2020 7:13:53 PM

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the cornerstone of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program, released its 2020 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) 2020 Annual Meeting, includes findings from 1,897,050 hip and knee arthroplasty procedures performed between 2012 and 2019, representing an overall cumulative procedural volume growth of 24.4% compared to the previous year.

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Topics: Registry Findings, Hip and Knee

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

Data Supplements Offer the Latest on AAOS Registries

May 20, 2020 2:30:00 PM


This article was originally published in the May 2020 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) monthly news magazine. 

When the question is, “What’s new with the AAOS Registry Program?” a safe answer is always, “Plenty!”

The AAOS Family of Registries is an ever-growing clan, both in numbers of anatomically categorized programs and in the volume and quality of data that continue to pour into these valuable clinical data repositories for orthopaedic procedures. Also growing are the ways the data can be used to improve the quality and value of care.

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Topics: Registry Findings

AJRR Data Correlate Periprosthetic Femur Fractures with Fixation Method

Apr 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

This blog is the final installment in a three-part series reporting on orthopaedic studies presented at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting and utilizing American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) registry data. All presentations are reported by Terry Stanton, senior science writer for AAOS Now.

Paper 878, “Correlation of Perioperative Periprosthetic Femur Fractures with Fixation Method” was presented by Bryan D. Springer, MD, vice chair of AJRR, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study evaluated data from the AJRR over a five-year period and analyzed the relationship between femoral stem fixation and perioperative periprosthetic femur fracture (PPFx) requiring early revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery. Analyses determined that cementless femoral fixation accounted for 93 percent of stems with early PPF. Dr. Springer said that patients with cementless stems were 2.6 times more likely to undergo early revision for PPF than those with cemented fixation, although the number of cemented stems in the analyzed population was small, making that finding not statistically significant.

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Topics: Registry Findings

Study Scours AJRR Data for Traits of Submitters, Patient Response Trends

Mar 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

This blog is the second in a three-part series reporting on orthopaedic studies presented at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting and utilizing American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) registry data. All presentations are reported by Terry Stanton, senior science writer for AAOS Now.

 

Paper 877, “An Early Look at Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Data” was presented by Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of the AJRR, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study offers an “early look” at patient-reported outcome (PRO) data from the AJRR, a part of the AAOS Registry Program. Dr. Bozic explained that the study covered differences between patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) from submitters and nonsubmitters and the response rates tallied so far for PROMs.

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Topics: Registry Findings

Study Reports on Trends in Femoral Neck Fracture Treatment from AJRR Data

Mar 20, 2019 3:14:30 PM

 

This blog is the first in a three-part series reporting on orthopaedic studies presented at the 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting and utilizing American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) registry data. All presentations are reported by Terry Stanton, senior science writer for AAOS Now.

 

Paper 145, “National Trends in Treatment of Femoral Neck Fracture” was presented by Bryan D. Springer, MD, vice chair of AJRR, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study tracked trends in the treatment of femoral neck fractures (FNFs) based on data from the AJRR and found that although hemiarthroplasty remained the predominant mode of treatment over the five-year study period, use of total hip arthroplasty (THA) increased significantly during that time.

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Topics: Registry Findings

AAOS Registry Analytics Institute Now Accepting Applications for Registry Science

Mar 1, 2019 3:31:14 PM

 

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program collects data within multiple orthopaedic anatomic registries, thereby creating the exciting potential for analytic insights that improve patient outcomes. In February 2019, AAOS launched the AAOS Registry Analytics Institute and that potential is now an attainable reality for many clinicians! The Institute gives clinicians and clinician-scientists the opportunity to submit proposals for analytic insights that are contained within its various Registries. For example, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) houses more than 1.5 million hip and knee procedures that can inform quality improvement. The goal of the Institute is to provide a resource to the scientific community to further understand and improve orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care by making information available to examine outcomes related to orthopaedic treatment.

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Topics: Registry Findings

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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.

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