The International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries

Art Sedrakyan, MD, PhD, Elizabeth W. Paxton, PhD, Charlotte Phillips, PhD, Robert Namba, MD, Tadashi Funahashi, MD, Thomas Barber, MD, Thomas Sculco, MD, Douglas Padgett, MD, Timothy Wright, PhD, and Danica Marinac-Dabic, MD, PhD

12/21/2011

There has been a recent increase in interest, in the U.S. and internationally, in using information from national and regional arthroplasty registries. Arthroplasty registries have a great potential for advancing safety surveillance of devices and surgical techniques and for conducting patient-centered comparative outcomes studies. The ICOR initiative, initially funded by the FDA, can lead to multinational collaborations that generate up-to-date ideas about surgical technologies and methods. These efforts will help investigators, and their target audiences, to conduct successful multinational investigations to address the pressing needs within orthopaedics and regulatory science. The ICOR meeting led to the development of a governance structure and plans for future research. Clinical and policy researchers as well as the public seek reliable, timely data that can help to ensure safe and effective use of implants and techniques. The ICOR aims to address this pressing need in collaboration with arthroplasty registries worldwide


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