A Prospective Study of 80,000 Total Joint and 5000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedures in a Community-Based Registry in the United States

Paxton, Elizabeth W.; Namba, Robert S.; Maletis, Gregory B.; Khatod, Monti; Yue, Eric J.; Davies, Mark; Low Jr., Richard B.; Wyatt, Ronald W. B.; Inacio, Maria C. S.; Funahashi, T. Ted
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;2010 Supplement 2, Vol. 92-A, p117
Academic Journal
The article presents a prospective study on the statistics of total joint replacement and cruciate ligament reconstruction, survival rates and revision factors from a large community-based registry in the U.S. It mentions on the importance of the total joint replacement registry towards medical practice, safety of patients, cost effectiveness and research. It also suggests future developments for the registry program such as interactive patient web sites and radiographic assessment.


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