The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) plans to launch a Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR) and begin collecting data on five common fractures in the U.S. Collaborative modules will be available across the RegistryInsights® platform. FTR will begin with a limited invitation to key sites in late 2020 with full participant enrollment in spring 2021.
FTR's modules will include fractures of the hip fracture, distal radius, ankle, distal femur and proximal humerus.
FTR is the fifth evidence-based registry within AAOS' Registry Program. Each leverages data for making critical clinical and resource-related decisions to improve quality of care for patients. The other registries address joint replacement, shoulder/elbow, musculoskeletal tumors and spine.
"Registry-based data is quickly becoming the standard for surgeons to document and demonstrate their patient outcomes and standardized reporting for quality orthopaedic care," said Michael J. Gardner, MD, FAAOS, chair of the AAOS Fracture & Trauma Registry Steering Committee. "Collecting and utilizing registry data has been pivotal for joint replacement, is on track for spine surgery, and will soon be for fractures. In the future, we hope patients can look for their surgeon not only to be a member of the AAOS, but also a participant in the Fracture & Trauma Registry. Together this will demonstrate a surgeon's commitment to benchmarking and providing high-quality care."