AAOS Now, December 2020
Osteoporosis Is Not Just a ‘Woman’s Disease’
Osteoporosis is often mischaracterized as a “woman’s disease” because women are at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, but osteoporosis poses a significant burden for men as well.
AJRR Annual Report Details a Year of Highlights
The Annual Report of the Academy’s American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), just released at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Knee and Hip Surgeons (AAHKS), tells the story of a year marked by a multitude of successes and growth for AJRR.
Study Uses PROMs Data from AJRR to Predict TJA Outcomes
A study that sought to determine what factors predict total joint arthroplasty (TJA) outcomes at one year found that among patients in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) for whom patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) had been recorded, preoperative PROMs, especially physical function subscores, predicted improvement at one year.
AJRR Data Reveal Migration Patterns for Revision TKA
Data from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) indicate that revision surgery following primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) takes place at medium and large teaching institutions and migrates away from small, nonteaching institutions.
Understand the Strengths, Weaknesses, and Utility of Large Database Orthopaedic Research
Most researchers agree that randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses provide the highest level of scientific evidence, but more recently, there has been a trend toward utilizing large databases (containing information about thousands to millions of patients) to help answer questions that may not be otherwise answerable.
Limited Musculoskeletal Health Literacy Remains a Challenge
Health literacy has generally been defined as the degree to which individuals can obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate and informed health decisions.
AAOS Makes Progress on U.S. DoD Research Grant
In 2016, AAOS was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to develop six Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and six Appropriate Use Criteria (AUCs) cooperatively with the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC).
Another Study Using AJRR Data Observes the Most Common Surgical Treatments for Femoral Neck Fracture
In another study that utilized data from the American Joint Replacement Registry, researchers observed that the most common surgical treatment for femoral neck fracture was cementless stem fixation and hemiarthroplasty.