Patient Registries

For nearly 150 years, Hospital for Special Surgery has pushed the boundaries of medicine with breakthrough research that has led to new and better approaches to treating musculoskeletal disease. Specifically, prospective, patient-centered outcome registries help us examine the long-term effects of disease and current treatments on our patients, and provide a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional, and socio-economic realities for those with musculoskeletal conditions treated at Hospital for Special Surgery.

With your participation, we can gather and examine invaluable information that will allow clinicians to not only learn more about the impact of musculoskeletal disease and treatment across different populations, but also to direct our research to find better ways to help our patients now and in the future.

Learn more about how HSS improves outcomes through the use of our patient registries.

A List of Current Registries of HSS Patients

The following is a complete list of current registries at HSS. Currently, these registries represent an enrollment of over 84,000 patients.

Individual Registries
  • A Prospective Registry to Study Presentation Clinical Course, Treatment Patterns and Outcomes in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Anesthesia Outcomes -Foot and Ankle Registry
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome Alliance for Clinical Trials and International Networking (APS Action) International Clinical Database and Repository
  • ARCHIVE  ( A Registry for Children with Vasculitis: e-entry) Implantation of a US/ Canadian Diagnostic Registry of Children with Chronic Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune Disease Registry and Repository
  • Barbara Volcker Center (BVC) Antiphospholipid Antibody (aPL) Database
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Database
  • Brachial Plexus Database
  • Center for Hip Pain and Preservation Outcomes Registry
  • Center for Skeletal Dysplasia Clinical Research Registry
  • Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatolgy Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry
  • Chronic Pain Registry
  • Compilation of a Registry of Normal, Healthy Runners for the Purpose of Comparison to  Pathologic Individuals and Populations
  • CORRe: The Collaborative Orthopaedic Replacement Registry
  • Development of a  Prospective Database to Study the Non-Operative Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in Skeletally Immature Patients
  • Development of a Prospective Database to Study the Non-Operative Treatment of Patellar Subluxation and Dislocation of the Knee in Skelatally Immature Patients
  • Distal Radius Fracture Database
  • Dupuytren's Disease Registry
  • Elbow Reconstruction and Repair Database
  • Establishment of a Registry and DNA Repository for Genetic Mapping of Congenital Scoliosis
  • Foot and Ankle Registry
  • Fox Pediatric Spinal Deformity Study
  • Fragile Bone Registry
  • Hip Device Registry
  • Hip Joint Preservation Registry
  • Hospital for Special Surgery  ACL Reconstruction Research Registry and Tissue and Cell Repository
  • Hospital for Special Surgery Cartilage Repair Registry
  • Knee Device Registry
  • National Registry for Injury, Surgical Treatment and Outcomes of Elite Athletes’ Hand and Wrist Injury.
  • Osteolysis Tissue Registry and Repository
  • Outcomes in Pediatric Fractures of the Medial Epicondyle:  A Prospective Registry
  • Predictors of Pregnancy Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and  Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Prospecitve Analysis of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Outcomes
  • Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement:  The HSS Knee Arthroplasty Cohort
  • Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement: The HSS Hip Arthroplasty Cohort
  • Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement: The HSS Shoulder Arthroplasty Cohort
  • Prospective Registry of Early Systemic Sclerosis (PRESS) - Phenotypic, Serologic, and Biomarker/Genetic Characteristics of Early Diffuse Cutaneous Scleroderma
  • Scleroderma Registry
  • Scoliosis Research Center Registry and SCTR/FOCOS Database v,5,
  • Synovial Pathology in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy for Impingement and/or Labral Pathology:  Role inClinical Pre-operative Symptoms and Post-operative Outcomes
  • The Myositis Registry and Repository
  • The Physiatry Electronic Registry (PERk)
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
  • Upper Extremity Disability Database
  • VCRC Genetic Repository One Time DNA Protocol

HSS maintains personal health information in a safe, secure and confidential environment. No one may gain access to participant and/or scientific data without authorized consent.