Published to inform the public about hip and knee replacement surgery in the U.S Rosemont, Ill. – July 24, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has published the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report. As a multi-stakeholder organization, AJRR takes great pride in incorporating the voice of the patient, which is present in its governance through the Public Advisory Board (PAB) and representation on the AJRR Board of Directors. The mission of the PAB is to improve the value of the AJRR by ensuring a public voice in the Registry’s data collection, reporting, and utilization activities. “Spearheaded by members of our Public Advisory Board, this report was developed to share what we are learning about hip and knee replacement surgery in the United States,” said Daniel J. Berry, MD, AJRR Board of Directors Chair. “We are proud to publish and release this report so patients can better understand how that information is being used to continually improve the quality of their care.” AJRR is committed to producing this report every year, in conjunction with the year-end publication of its Annual Report. The report can be accessed on the AJRR website and will be made available to AJRR’s 1,000+ participating institutions, as well as industry-leading consumer groups, all of whom are encouraged to share it with the public and their members. The PAB is chaired by AJRR Board Member Margaret VanAmringe, MHS and includes John A. Canning Jr., David G. Mekemson, Timothy M. Mojonnier, Richard Seiden, Esq., Diana Stilwell, MPH, and staffed by Lori Boukas, MS. To access the 2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, visit www.ajrr.net/publications-data.