World-class orthopaedic registry service to open in Adelaide

By / 20th of August, 2015

A joint replacements registry is expected to become a model for medical management systems now it has new partners.

The project, to be set up buy the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) in a new partnership with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of South Australia (UniSA), will create a leading registry management service for the medical industry.

Over 100,000 joint replacement operations are performed in Australia every year, and information on hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and spinal disc replacements will be recorded in the registry making it a leading resource model in the global medical community.

AOA President John Tuffley said the partnership supports the association’s aim to be a global leader in data management services.

“The engagement with SAHMRI and UniSA will be a dynamic, collaborative and high performance initiative designed to lead the world in registry management. It is also expected to form the basis of a model that might be adopted in other academic and registry collaborative arrangements,” Tuffley said.

The registry will serve Australia’s 1500 orthopaedic surgeons.