FORCE-TJR: Improving Orthopedic Outcomes Through a National TJR Registry


Aim 1. Establish a national registry of diverse patients of orthopedic surgeons representing all regions of the country and varied hospital and surgeon practice settings (e.g., urban/rural, low and high volume) to ensure that registry analyses and research reflect typical clinical practice thereby providing optimal guidance for patients, clinicians, and national healthcare policymakers. Collect pre-operative and post-operative patient reported outcomes (PROs) for pain and function. Aim 2: Develop new and transformative comparative effectiveness tools useful to both clinical practice and healthcare policy. Aim 3. Broadly disseminate surveillance reports for adverse events, such as implant revision, hip dislocation, knee manipulation, and identify important variation to inform quality improvement priorities.

Study Start Date

April 2011

Estimated Completion Date

April 2031


No interventions cited


  • Nursing: Ortho/Rheum
  • Family Medicine: Orthopedic/Physical Med
  • Rheumatology: Osteoarthritis
  • Orthopedics: Arthritis/Rheumatology,Surgical Technique
  • Physician Assistant: Orthopedics

MeSH Terms

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases

Study ID

University of Massachusetts, Worcester -- P50HS018910



Trial ID


Study Type

Observational [Patient Registry]

Trial Phase


Enrollment Quota



University of Massachusetts, Worcester

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must be scheduled elective primary or revision arthroplasty
  • Must speak/read English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria

  • Arthroplasty is scheduled due to fracture or malignancy
  • Inability to provide informed consent due to dementia or cognitive impairment
  • Terminal illness with life expectancy of less than 1 year
  • Emergently scheduled surgery.
  • Individuals who are under 18 years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Prisoners




18 Years and older

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Center Arthritis and Total Joint Center - Worcester, Massachusetts 34.2 miles None None None provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.