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AAOS Registry Program Looks Back at Another Year of Progress

Feb 3, 2021 7:00:00 AM

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

2020 was a year like no other, with the healthcare system completely upended along with the rest of society by COVID-19. But for the AAOS Registry Program, it was nonetheless a year of growth and accomplishment.

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Topics: Registry Participation, Shoulder and Elbow, Musculoskeletal Tumor, Spine, Fracture and Trauma, Hip and Knee

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

SER Launches Elbow Arthroplasty and Rotator Cuff Modules

May 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM

In October 2018, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program launched the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER). The first module focused on shoulder arthroplasty procedures, with additional modules supporting elbow arthroplasty and rotator cuff repair anticipated. We are pleased to announce that all three areas of focus are now available within SER. They represent high-volume procedures that are performed across the specialty and often in outpatient settings.

Gerald R. Williams Jr., MD, chair of the SER Steering Committee said, “SER, the first of a number of planned offerings emerging from the experience of the highly successful American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), demonstrates the Academy’s commitment to providing an infrastructure for our members to study outcomes of their procedures.”

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Topics: Shoulder and Elbow

Milestone: Academy Launches Shoulder & Elbow Registry

Oct 24, 2018 12:40:25 PM

This article was originally published in the October 2018 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) monthly news magazine.


First Module Will Cover Shoulder Replacement

October is a milestone month for the Academy’s Registry Program, as it launches the Shoulder & Elbow Registry (SER). Building on the success of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR)—the trailblazer data depository and resource for U.S. knee and hip arthroplasty that last year was reintegrated under the AAOS umbrella—SER will be previewed at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) meeting Oct. 11–14 and make its formal debut at the Academy’s Fall Meeting Oct. 25–27.

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Topics: Shoulder and Elbow

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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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