American Joint Replacement Registry
Memorial Medical Center ensures our joint replacement patients have the best experiences possible, and we are always looking for ways to enhance our performance. That’s why we joined the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures.
The AJRR serves as a central clearinghouse for information about joint replacements performed at Memorial and other member hospitals and medical centers throughout the country that participate in the registry. The AJRR collects information about the patient, the surgeon who performed the procedure and the hospital or medical center where the procedure took place. The data collected will help doctors more quickly identify joints that are performing poorly, and will help them match patients, procedures and devices to ensure that every patient has the best experiences possible.
The mission of the registry is to enhance patient safety, improve quality of care and reduce the cost of care. For more information about the registry and its objectives visit ajrr.net.
Own the Bone
The American Orthopaedic Association developed Own the Bone as a quality improvement program for osteoporosis treatment. Memorial Medical Center is proud to participate in this clinically-proven, web-based patient registry.
Although an estimated 44 million Americans are impacted by osteoporosis or low bone density, most will go undiagnosed and untreated. The disease, which is so often overlooked, leads to fragility fractures. Fragility fractures can be debilitating for the elderly and sometimes even deadly. Nearly 25 percent of patients who suffer a hip fracture die within one year.