Our mission is to create the best source of unbiased outcomes data for treatments of painful articular cartilage lesions in the world, which is paramount for improvement of existing and discovery of new cartilage repair strategies, ultimately beneficial for millions of patients around the world.
The ICRS Registry is a mechanism of allowing you and your doctor to track your individual progress following diagnosis and/or treatment of your knee problem. It is suitable for anyone with cartilage damage, whether or not the cartilage damage itself is treated. The response of patients to cartilage damage and treatments can be variable, treatments can also be forefront of medical advances, many are expensive. It is vital to you and your doctor that your progress is monitored. With your permission, the ICRS Registry makes your data anonymous so you cannot be personally identified, and pool together large numbers of patients results so that doctors around the world have the most accurate picture of which techniques are working best in which patients.
This helps patients of the future with similar injuries or cartilage problems, and rapidly identifies treatments that are showing great benefit, those that may not be performing as well as hoped, and also what happens naturally if nothing is done.
The registry is currently set-up for Knee Problems but other joints will be added in due time. The actual system language is English but we are currently translating into German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish, Japanese & Chinese. These Languages will be added in the next several months.