Sunday, December 5, 2010

Industry experts identify nine of the top concerns for orthopedic surgeons in 2011.

One of the 9 items is the formation of a National Joint Hip Registry.

“6. National Joint Registry. Next year will mark a big step in joint replacement surgery as the pilot programs for the National Joint Registry will begin in the United States. The registry will compile data from around the country concerning the different surgeries being performed, what implants are used and patient outcomes. The registry can also be helpful in gauging possible deficiencies with prosthetics. This year's recall of the DePuy metal-on-metal ASR hip replacement came only after reviewing data from the Australian and English joint replacement registry, says Dr. Callaghan.

"The National Joint Registry was developed by the Academy, but is independent of the AAOS and consists of a board of many stakeholders, including surgeons, payors, industry and hospitals," says Dr. Callaghan. "None of the other countries have multi-stakeholder boards." He says this aspect of the American registry will help make it a stronger resource for our country as well as other countries.”

Excerpts above by an article Written by Laura Miller | December 02, 2010
I have seen another national hip registry advertised called the National Hip Registery which contains the following disclosure at the bottom of the page:

“The Hip Recall Registry is not associated with any Hip Implant Manufacture nor the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s American Joint Replacement Registry, nor any other public or Governmental agency but is an independent and voluntary registry for Hip replacement patients. Sponsoring Lawfirm:Legal Services Group PC, 150 White Plains Rd, Suite 404, Tarrytown, NY. New York Professional Responsibility Disclosure: This Web site contains Attorney Advertising; prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome....."


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