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What is the AJRR?
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is a multi-stakeholder, independent, not-for-profit organization with diverse national constituents. The AJRR’s goal is to optimize patient outcomes through collection of data on all primary and revision total joint replacement procedures in the U.S. The mission of the registry is to enhance patient safety, improve quality of care, and reduce the cost of care.
We do not know all of the factors that influence the success of a total joint replacement. The AJRR includes all patient types, not just Medicare. With an estimated 90 percent capture rate, the registry will provide more comprehensive orthopaedic knowledge have the potential to identify problems before they are discovered by public health agencies. More than a data repository, the AJRR provides a wide range of actionable information and reporting that helps improve patient care and hospital management. The AJRR will specifically help with:
          • Improved patient follow-up and intervention
          • Informed clinical decision-making
          • Better quality control
          • Early detection and an improved product
          • Increased leverage with payers
Current Goals 
  • Eliminate need for manual data entry at hospitals through electronic interfaces
  • Expand registry staff to accelerate hospital enrollment to expand the number institutions       reporting data
  • Finalize and complete AJRR policies and procedures for data reporting to leverage input from the multi-stakeholder AJRR community
  • Engage governmental agencies, medical societies and the Public Advisory Board to ensure the AJRR remains current in the requirements to and goals of improving patient outcomes

​                               2015 AJRR Board of Directors

Daniel J. Berry, MD
Mayo Clinic
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​Vice Chair
​University of Texas at Austin
University of California, San Fracisco​
David E. Mino, MD
Secretary Treasurer
Pamela L. Plouhar, PhD
Industry Observer
DePuy Synthes
Michael R. Dayton, MD
AAOS Representative
​University of Colorado Denver​
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Craig J. Della Valle, MD
Knee Society Representative
​Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH
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Blair Fraser
Industry Representative
​Smith & Nephew
Robert L. Krebbs, BA
Payer Representative
Gregory B. Krivchenia II, MD
AAOS Representative
First Settlement Orthopaedics
Pam PlouharKristen Murtos, MBA
AHA Representative

Skokie Hospital

Colin Nelson, BA
Patient/Public Representative

Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

E. Anthony Rankin, MD
AAOS Representative
Providence Hospital
  ​Parsley Brian.jpgBrian S. Parsley, MD​
AAHKS Representative
​​Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
Scott M. Sporer, MD
AAOS Representative
RUSH University Medical Center
Central DuPage Hospital
Bryan D. Springer, MD
AAHKS Representative
Jeffrey Knezovich, CAE
​David G. Lewallen, MD

AJRR 2013 Progress Report​​

2011 AJRR Annual Report 


AJRR 2011 Progress Report