Building a Statewide Registry to Monitor Joint Implantations
October 26, 2008•15 min
Hosted by: Mark Nolan Hill
Guest: William Jiranek
Many countries around the world maintain a national joint registry, which collects evidence of successful trends in joint implantation, and provides opportunities to find areas for improvement in the procedures, devices and techniques we use. In the absence of a national system, as is the case in the United States, state-level programs may help us gather data. What are the keys to building a statewide joint registry? Dr. William Jiranek, associate professor of orthopaedics and chief of the adult reconstruction section of orthopaedic surgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, currently leads a campaign across the state of Virginia to create a statewide joint registry. He joins host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill to share his perspective on his efforts in Virginia and the larger national issues at play.