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Implementation and Application of a Community Total Joint Registry: A Twelve-Year History
Terence J. Gioe, MD1; Kathleen K. Killeen, MOT2; Susan Mehle, BS3; Katherine Grimm, MPH3
1 St. Anthony Orthopaedic Specialists, 17 West Exchange Street, Suite 222, St. Paul, MN 55102. E-mail address: tergioe@aol.com
2 St. Joseph's Hospital, 69 West Exchange Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
3 HealthEast Research Department, 1600 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
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Note: The authors thank Stan Mendenhall, software developer of Mendenhall Associates, Inc., and the many surgeons involved in the HealthEast Joint Registry for their contributions.
The authors did not receive grants or outside funding in support of their research for or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Investigation performed at HealthEast Hospitals, St. Paul, Minnesota

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Jun 01;88(6):1399-1404. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.E.01198
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The Swedish Knee Arthroplasty Register, a prospective national study of total knee arthroplasty that was begun in 1975, and the corresponding Swedish National Hip Register, which was begun in 1979, have had a dramatic impact on joint arthroplasty in that country and have received increasing attention and imitation in recent years1-7. Sharing registry information with surgeons has been an important factor in allowing Sweden to have a rate of revision hip replacement of approximately 8% compared with 18% in the United States4.
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