The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) announced plans to create a national family of clinical data registries for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions and procedures. As part of this effort, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is integrating into the AAOS effective immediately. AJRR, the official registry of AAHKS, is a national hip and knee joint replacement registry with 970 participating U.S. hospitals and 40 ambulatory surgery centers. They have captured and analyzed data on more than one million procedures since its creation in 2010.

“The Academy and AJRR share a commitment to helping orthopaedic surgeons provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care to patients,” said AJRR Board of Directors Chair Daniel J. Berry, MD.  “This new integration will allow us to expand and enhance our data collection capacity. We look forward to a continuing, seamless relationship with our partners and participating facilities as we move forward.” Full story.