The two main goals of the committee are:
- to advocate the usefulness and importance of national arthroplasty registries to members of the SECEC.
If we manage to improve the completeness of the registries this can lead to studies to discover
differences between techniques and designs. This will encourage surgeons to use this instrument
because it permits to measure and improve the quality of medical care.
2. to support collaboration between registries and make recommendations on how to combine existing
Shoulder and 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.