Role of Registries Committee

Role of the committee

The two main goals of the SECEC Registry committee are:

  • To advocate the usefulness and importance of National Arthroplasty Registries

to members of SECEC.

  • To support collaboration between registries and make recommendations on

how to combine existing Shoulder & Elbow registry data in Europe to better

inform surgical practice and improve outcomes.

Based on the minimum data sets recorded in each existing registry, we have produced

a SECEC “minimum data set” that other European countries can consider using if they

decide to set up a shoulder or elbow joint replacement registry. This includes patient-

related data (age, gender, and diagnosis), operative data (date, arthroplasty type), and

data for cases of revision (date, reason for revision, and new arthroplasty type).

The SECEC Registry Committee members can offer their assistance to any new

emerging registries to share their knowledge.