AJRR 2020 Annual Report
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented times in the United States and the world––yet the AJRR and the development of the AAOS family of registries continue to see unparalleled growth and expansion. This success is a tribute to the nation’s understanding of the fundamental importance of national registries, but also to the value that our registry brings to surgeons, hospitals and other stakeholders every day. Our procedural growth (over two million and counting) is rivaled by continued growth of data reuse opportunities for participation in multiple public and private value-based care incentive programs. I look forward to continued expansion and growth of all these opportunities.
-Bryan D. Springer, MD, FAAOS AJRR Steering Committee Chair
As the definitive chronicle of joint replacement in the United States, this year's AJRR Annual Report continues to build on previous work and demonstrates the incredible value of the AJRR. More sophisticated and detailed survivorship curves have been included this year, including device-specific cumulative revision curves. The breadth of data reporting has also been expanded, and now includes analyses of topics such as type of anesthesia, discharge disposition, and body mass index.
-James A. Browne, MD, FAAOS AJRR Publications Subcommittee Chair and AJRR Publications Editor