From a surgeons perspective most countries are beginning to demand a reflective practice and audit of your outcomes is required to underpin your ongoing delivery of care for these complex cases. With a minimal time requirement, our database will facilitate this by using PROMS to add to the initial operative details you would supply via our secure internet based system. Reports are easily generated anytime for use in audits and annual appraisals. Comparisons of differing treatment modalities or rehab regimens will ultimately give another valuable piece of the jigsaw for trying to decide which option would be best for the next patient seeing you in clinic with their painful cartilage defect. The data of each contributor can at any time be used by this contributor for personal evaluation and/or publication purposes.
Any output combining data of multiple contributors will be reviewed by the steering committee members to ensure clinically relevant use is made of this unique database. It will not be possible for other clinicians or health funders to view or directly publish your patient data. Your input will help move surgery forward on a global stage and your contribution will be invaluable in helping the ICRS in its objective of promoting unbiased knowledge based best practice shaping our orthopaedic treatments of the future in a way not previously possible. An annual report will be available outlining the performance of those treatments currently offered with real world outcomes from this unbiased trustworthy source.
We invite surgeons and hospitals all over the world to participate. Please click here to sign up for the Registry. The use of the registry is completely free of charge for Surgeons, Hospitals & Patients.
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The registry is currently set-up for Knee Problems only 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.
The ICRS Registry Steering Committee is happy to receive feedback and suggestions for future improvements or ideas for comparative audits. We are grateful for your giving us a little of your valuable time to help us work together with your patients to achieve these goals
Cartilage Executive Office
c/o Registry Steering Committe