8 August 2019
Prenumerera på information från Nationella Kvalitetsregister

National Quality Registry for Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty

  • Registry Manager: Danderyds Sjukhus AB, Stockholm
  • Registry Centre - affiliation: Registry Centre South
  • Start year: 1999
  • Classifications used: KVÅ, ICD10
  • This registry contains data on: Pharmaceuticals Diagnoses, Interventions, Inpatient Care, Specialised Outpatient Care, PROM or other patient-reported health effects, Follow-up Data 12 months or later after the case is registered in the registry

Description of registry

Currently contains shoulder and elbow joint replacement surgeries performed in Sweden since 1999, with the registration of shoulder instability surgery started in 2015. Follow-up from registry measures patient-reported outcome with function score, as well as revisions for treatment and implant survival analyses.


All persons who have undergone surgery in Sweden can be registered. All hospitals participate.

Ages in the registry

All ages.

Total volume of registry

About 14,000 primary shoulder replacement surgeries and about 1500 elbow replacement surgeries.

Volume over the past operating year

About 1600 shoulder surgeries and about 70 elbow surgeries.

Coverage rate

100 percent of the hospitals report to the registry. More than 80 percent of registered surgical procedures are reported.

References on validations

Five studies have been conducted and presented. Publication is planned for three of these.

Note: Variable lists are updated on a regular basis and should therefore be seen as preliminary. For the latest version, please contact the registry.

Category: Musculoskeletal system

Certification level: 2

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