The American Joint Replacement Registry said monday it was named the official registry of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
AJRR is a non-profit organization that collects data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures in the U.S. to provide actionable information for physicians and patients in related procedures.
The decision was made during an AAHKS board meeting this month, AJRR said in a press release.
“Bringing our partnership with AAHKS to the next level is valuable and important to both organizations and the orthopaedic community as a whole. The AJRR will be increasingly providing information to AAHKS and its membership that will have an important impact on the practice of hip and knee replacement in the U.S. and around the world. AJRR has progressed greatly this past year, having reached over 600 participating hospitals and releasing a Level III patient-reported outcome data collection platform,” AJRR chair Dr. Daniel Berry said in a press release.
The AAHKS has over 2,700 board certified members internationally, who perform at least 50 hip and knee arthroplasties a year, making data in the registry important to the organization, the AJRR said.
“The AJRR has proven itself the premier source of hip and knee arthroplasty data. AAHKS has worked with AJRR since the beginning, providing guidance, support, and recommendations along the way. We are pleased and excited to see the AJRR rapidly achieving the goals we all have for our U.S. national joint replacement registry,” AAHKS prez Dr. Jay Lieberman said in prepared remarks.