Should Every Country Have a National Joint Replacement Registry?

    Joint replacement registries can be controversial: Some surgeons say they are invaluable because they can be used to identify problems with implants or techniques years before those problems appear in the literature.

    But other surgeons are concerned about biases in the registries and misuse of the data.

    We asked 5 frequent ICJR faculty – Jean-Noël Argenson, MD, PhD, from France; Daniel J. Berry, MD, from the US; S.K.S. Marya, MBBS, MS, DNB, MCS, FRCS, FICS, from India; Shuichi Matsuda, MD, PhD, from Japan; and Andrea Baldini, MD, from Italy – to share their thoughts on the value of a national joint registry.

    Click the image above to hear what they had to say.

    Producers: Michael Szuch and Susan Doan-Johnson; Directors: Michael Bugera and Charles Maynard; Post Production: Charles Maynard