Registry Resources for Patients
The resources described on this page were developed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Registry Program to help patients better understand the role of clinical data registries in improving patient outcomes and the quality of orthopaedic care.
The AAOS Registry Program publishes a weekly blog to communicate news alerts, quick tips, actionable checklists, and research findings to others in the orthopaedic field. The blog also includes articles like the ones below for patients who are considering or have had orthopaedic surgery.
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Patient-Facing Report
Would you like to know about general trends in hip and knee procedures? AJRR, the AAOS Registry Program's hip and knee replacement registry, has published a Patient-Facing Interim Report. The report takes the Fifth (2018) AJRR Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty data and focuses on what is important to a patient. Download the report for a high-level summary of the AJRR 2018 Annual Report data, information on the kind of data that is in the Registry and how it is used, and the significance of completing patient-reported outcome surveys.
AAOS Public Advisory Board
The Public Advisory Board (PAB) provides direct input to the AAOS Registry Program from both the patient and public perspective. The PAB members are drawn from a wide variety of public advocacy groups and members of the public who have had joint arthroplasties themselves.
Current PAB members include:
- Richard F. Seiden, Esq. (Chair)
- Diana Stilwell, MPH (Vice Chair)
- Jane L. Garcia, BS, RN, MSN
- Timothy M. Mojonnier
- William J. Mulvihill
AAOS does not endorse any treatments, procedures, products, or physicians referenced herein. This information is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice. Anyone seeking specific orthopaedic advice or assistance should consult his or her orthopaedic surgeon, or locate one in your area through the AAOS Find an Orthopaedist program on this website.