American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Hospital the Choice of OrthoArizona ± A rizona Orthopaedic Associates The primary hospital

for the orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona - Arizona Ortho paedic Associates, OASIS Hospital, is the first medical institute in the state o f Arizona to join the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a national col lection of data and research on joint replacement and patient and physician info rmation. Phoenix, AZ, United States, December 23, 2013 -- The primary hospital for the or thopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, OASIS Hospit al, is the first medical institute in the state of Arizona to join the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a national collection of data and research on joint replacement and patient and physician information. The AJRR is an independent, nonprofit database designed to store joint replaceme nt surgery data from procedures performed at participating hospitals and medical centers with membership from around the country. Information included in the database is used to monitor patients' artificial joint s throughout their lifetime and is based on the patients, their surgeons and the hospitals where the procedures took place. Surgeons and patients benefit from the database because it allows information ab out procedures and devices to be accessed for reference. Doctors who are part of the system are able to use reference materials to make the most informed recomm endations to their patients. ªWe feel privileged to be a part of the American Joint Replacement Registry,º said D avid M. Ott, M.D. of OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedics Associates and medical director of OASIS Hospital in Phoenix. ªWe'll benefit from being a part of the regis try and our patients with benefit from the information provided to us by AJRR.º The AJRR's current goals are to collect information on total joint replacement pro cedures in the United States in order to use the evidence-based performance and survivorship data to improve quality of care. OASIS Hospital has a strong team of physicians who are pleased to join the datab ase. They are dedicated to their practice and involvement with patients, and man y are fellows of the prestigious American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons ( AAHKS) as well as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). For more information about OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, please call (602) 631-3161 or visit www.aoa.md. Find out more about Arizona Orthopaedi c Associates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aoaatgateway and Twitter at www.twi tter.com/aoaatgateway. About OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates: OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates strives to improve the quality of life of its patients and their families through outstanding orthopedic care. Ort hoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates is committed to excellence by pledgin g to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the tre atment of immediate or chronic problems, top-rated and board-certified orthopedi c surgeons strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. Contact: Al Stevens OrthoArizona - Arizona Orthopaedic Associates 690 N. Cofco Center Ct, Suite 290

Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-235-1770 al@thespragency.com http://www.aoa.md/