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Status and Prospect of an European Arthroplasty Register (EAR)

  • Sebastian Gaiser

Abstract

Arthroplasty Registers deliver important outcomes research parameters (Patt and Mauerhan 2005). The main indicators are implant survival and revision rates. Registers are established on a national or regional level. International comparison of registers is a challenge as the registration and the publication of results differ (Labek et al. 2008). From international prognosis it is obvious that knee and hip incidence will further increase and will remain a medical and economic burden to societies (◘ Fig. 4.1; Kim 2008). Therefore outcomes research in the field of arthroplasty will help medical personal and decision makers in the health-care market to base their decisions on relevant evidence.

Keywords

Knee Replacement Bone Cement Sickness Fund German Register Arthroplasty Register 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Gaiser
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  1. 1.Heraeus Medical GmbHWehrheimGermany

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