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REGISTRIES....What have we all learned and what of the future?  Our experiences with NJR

Published in N°001 - May / June 2019
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REGISTRIES....What have we all learned and what of the future? Our experiences with NJR

By Keith Tucker in category OPINION
The Mill House, Mill Rd, Barnham Broom, Norfolk NR9 4DE - UK [email protected]

Nowadays joint registries are accepted as part of everyday orthopaedic practice. Not only do we have registries for total joint replacement but there are now registries of one type or another in many other orthopaedic specialities. Arguably it was the joint registries, particularly the National Joint registries that led the way.

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Nowadays joint registries are accepted as part of everyday orthopaedic practice. Not only do we have registries for total joint replacement but there are now registries of one type or another in many other orthopaedic specialities. Arguably it was the joint registries, particularly the National Joint registries that led the way. They have given orthopaedics a massive profile and many other specialities are now trying to emulate us. They have initiated the whole concept of “Observational Studies” and completely changed the mind set of most orthopaedic surgeons and given us “EVIDENCED BASED DECISION MAKING”. It was not that long ago they started and like so many culture changing initiatives it took quite a while to get them started and before their use fully appreciated.

The theme for this EFORT meeting is Registries and it is an opportunity for us to celebrate the contribution that all registries have brought to orthopaedics, particularly joint replacement, over the past few years. Europe has led the world with the development of registries and we have shown how the data collected in registries can influence practice for the benefit of all or patients. We have both the oldest and the biggest registries, the Swedish and the NJR. I hope you find my views on...

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