International Society of Arthroplasty Registries

Improving outcomes for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery worldwide.

Mission Statement

“The members of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries have a shared purpose of improving outcomes for individuals receiving joint replacement surgery worldwide. The focus of the society is to utilize the strength of cooperation and sharing of information and further enhance the capacity of individual registries to meet their own aims and objectives. The society is involved in the development of frameworks to encourage collaborative activities and provides a support network for established and developing registries.”

Full document with mission statement, aims and objectives, steering committee and chairmanship, policies and more.

March 11, 2020

ISAR meeting in Orlando cancelled and 9th International Congress in Adelaide postponed

The ISAR meeting in Orlando, USA scheduled March 26, 2020 is cancelled as the AAOS meeting is cancelled.

The 9th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries scheduled May 23-25, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia is now postponed to probably November 2020. More information and details will follow later.

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February 4, 2020

ISAR Lifetime Achievement Award

The ISAR Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to international registry science and worldwide patient outcomes through their leadership, service, innovation, scholarship and mentorship over a minimum of 25 years. We have formalized the process for the selection of ISAR Lifetime Achievement Award which is in the document.

Read more in ISAR Lifetime Achievement Award

January 21, 2020

EFORT and ISAR Workshop

At the 21st EFORT Congress in Vienna, Austria, June 10-12, 2020, there will be a special EFORT and ISAR Workshop on Thursday June 11 at 9:00am-11:00am. Registration for the Workshop on EFORT online-registration.

Read more in EFORT and ISAR Workshop

December 5, 2019

New report added

“The increased demand for international performance standards in total joint replacement emphasizes the need for a standardized global benchmarking system. Global benchmarking allows comparison of device performance at specific time points to a defined standard and to the performance of other equivalent devices. A global benchmarking system can enhance international public safety and cost effectiveness through the identification and subsequent use of higher performing arthroplasty prostheses.”

Read more in Report by International Prosthesis Benchmarking Working Group May 2018

December 5, 2019

New section with publications

We have added a new section in the navigation that contains articles and reports from Working Groups.

November 23, 2019 - updated

9th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries

Most welcome to the 9th International Congress in Adelaide, Australia, May 23-25, 2020. Here you will find Invitation letter from Richard de Steiger.

Registration/payment and hotel reservation is now open at the special congress website at ISAR congress website 2020

Congress contact: Alison Fallon. Telephone: +61 403 652 145, E-mail:

Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you all for submitting your abstracts. Information regarding abstracts and program: Decision will be sent out by December 20, 2019.

Congress organising committee: Richard de Steiger, Cindy Turner, Peter Lewis and Liz Paxton.

June 28, 2019

New web site launched

Today we have launched the new web site. The web site will continuously be updated with more and new information. Please forward any information to which is the official e-mail address for ISAR.

June 28, 2019

Membership fee for ISAR by PayPal (not congress fee)