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AJRR Annual Report Data Provides Insight

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The 2017 American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Annual Report contains procedural and component data on primary and revision total joint replacement surgeries that provide insight into trends in the total joint arthroplasty field. Such as:

  • Femoral head size usage patterns have remained relatively constant between 2012 and 2016, with 36mm heads used in about 60% of the procedures performed.
  • Hip resurfacing has declined to less than 1% of the total hip arthroplasty procedures in the AJRR sample, as surgeons have moved away from metal-on-metal articulations.
  • ASC surgical volume has grown in the AJRR in the last two years. In a preliminary look at ASC procedure mix, it appears that a higher proportion of UKAs vs. TKAs are performed in ASCs compared to hospitals

AJRR is the official registry of AAHKS. Download the AJRR Annual Report for more data insights.

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