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 Patient-Facing Registry Report
The AAOS Patient-Facing Registry Report provides a general registry overview and features information on the musculoskeletal health data captured by each of the registries in the AAOS Registry Program, which, as of March 2022, contains data from over 1,400 institutions across the U.S. and the District of Columbia. While a registry serves to collect data about procedures, analysis of that data can help surgeons choose individualized treatments and implantable devices that are best for their patients.
In addition to providing high-level summaries of injuries, diseases, and procedures collected within the registry, this report includes information about patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), which are surveys used to capture outcomes, or a patient’s pre- and post-operative health status, from their perspective.
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.
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)
- Chris Michno
- William J. Mulvihill, M.Ed.
- Kristin Veno
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.