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The American Joint Replacement Registry reaches half a million procedures

August 25, 2016

The American Joint Replacement Registry announced it has reached more than 500,000 primary and revision hip and knee procedures in its system, bringing the national registry closer to its goal of collecting data on 90% of all hip and knee replacement procedures performed in the United States.

Assisting with several federal quality initiatives, insurers’ distinction programs and state collaboratives, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has more than 790 participating hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and private practice groups in all 50 states, according to a press release. The registry system has data from nearly 5,500 surgeons and increases at a rate of about 4,000 procedures per week, providing comprehensive data to help improve orthopedic care, the release noted.

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Patient health, discharge disposition correlated with return to hospital after TKA

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Amedica receives FDA clearance for additional lateral lumbar interbody fusion device sizes

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