The American Joint Replacement Registry announced the release of its 2016 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting.
According to a press release, the amount of these procedures has doubled since the last report made by the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). The latest findings represent the third report released by the AJRR.
Daniel J. Berry
“The 2016 Annual Report would not have been possible without the support of our diverse stakeholders and the surgeons and staff at our participating institutions,” Daniel J. Berry, MD, chair of the AJRR board of directors, said in the release. “We thank each and every one of them. As the field of health care changes and expands from surveillance to surveillance and reporting quality, the national registry needs to do the same. Our data collection and reporting will continue to advance, offering surgeons and researchers a comprehensive means to improve orthopedic care through data.”
The AJRR pools and analyzes data on knee and hip replacements from surgeons and hospitals across the United States. The group collects data on patient demographics, device information and patient-reported outcomes.
The 2016 Annual Report includes data from 3,710 surgeons and 416 hospitals. The report also includes information about programming, funding and preliminary accomplishments of the AJRR this year.