Examining the Ethical Implications of an Orthopaedic Joint Registry

Capozzi, James D.; Rhodes, Rosamond
May 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1330
Academic Journal
The article discusses the bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives to form a joint registry for patients who had knee or hip replacement. It says that the registry's goals are to identify predictors that may result in poor outcome after the process, improve patient care, and detect poorly performing prostheses and surgical techniques. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) declares that an orthopaedic surgeon must maintain and improve medical knowledge and skill.


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