ABOUT R.A.R.

Romanian Arthroplasty Register was founded through the Ministry's of Health (National Public Health Program) called "Prevention in Orthopaedy and Traumatology".

All the orthopaedic clinics/departments must report their arthroplasty activity to the Romanian Arthroplasty Register (hip, knee and spine), according to the Ordinance 1591/1110/2010, art 24, pt b (click here to download the ordinance).

The main purpose of the Register is to function as a surveillance tool in an early warning system of the deficient implants. Also, it is presented as individual databases for each orthopaedy clinic, where they can see all their forms and compare the data with the national situations. The Register is functioning on non-concurential principles, meaning that the data for each hospital is not available to another hospital, and that the patients' data is classified.

Today, there are recorded personal forms for about 100.000 patients with primary and revision hip endoprosthesis.

Romanian Arthroplasty Register is collecting data about endoprosthetics, from the reporting orthopaedics clinics, monthly through 1 general form types (Tip 0/1) and, after every surgery, through 6 individual form types.

General Form Type 0/1 contains the average costs by type of Endoprostheses, the number of patients with segmentary spine implants, the total number of purchased and implanted endoprosthesis, the total number of operated/hospitalized tumors, the total number of operated / hospitalized fractures, the total number of the operated/hospitalized patients, excluding the hospitalization, the administrated drugs and the cement costs. Also, it contains some efficiency indicators, established in co-operation and at the request of THE NATIONAL HOUSE OF HEALTH INSURANCE and THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY. It is in use since September 2001.


HIP FORMS, individual pacient form (3 types):

They contain details about the patient and the type of the implanted or revised endoprosthesis.


KNEE FORMS, individual pacient form (3 types):

They contain details about the patient and the type of the implanted or revised endoprosthesis.


SPINE FORMS, individual pacient form (2 types):

They contain details about the patient and the type of spine surgery.


CRUCIATE LIGAMENT FORMS, individual pacient form (2 types):

They contain details about the patient and the type of the implanted or revised endoprosthesis.


You can download all the forms by following this LINK.