In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the development of arthroplasty registries, therefore, in our country, the Italian Arthroplasty Registry (RIAP), was issued by the National Law No. 221/2012. In the last decade, however, some European countries -namely Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Germany (in development)- have introduced another nationwide orthopaedic registry than arthroplasty registers: the fracture registry. The development of this new tool aims to improve quality and safety in fracture management, thus trying to provide a better postoperative quality of life in trauma patients. Based on these findings, the AO-Trauma Italy Council encouraged the development of a national fracture registry in Italy. The present study aims to (1) provide an overview of the fracture registries in Europe and (2) to develop, for the first time, a pilot Italian Fracture Registry (RIFra). Thirteen AO-Trauma Italy members, chairmen of Level-I orthopaedic and trauma centres, diffused throughout Italy, were involved in the RIFra project. The RIFra form, developed between November 2019 and March 2020, consists of 5 main sections, namely: epidemiologic data, previous surgical procedure (if any), patient and fracture features, surgical procedure, surgical implant details. This study constitutes the first step to start, in future years, the bureaucratic procedure leading to the final establishment of a RIAP-like fracture registry in Italy.
- Clinical registries
- Healthcare outcomes
- Orthopedic registries
- Patient-reported outcome measures (proms)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine