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Our Partners:

  • Baylor College of Medicine,
  • Connecticut Joint Replacement
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  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • The University of Rochester Medical Center

    Participating Centers and Latest Numbers



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    IN THE NEWS

  • FORCE-TJR featured in Boston Globe article!
  • More than 7 million Americans living with new joints (USA TODAY).
  • FORCE-TJR data leads to article in New York Times, Huffington Post and US News and World Report and Modern Healthcare magazine!
  • The first FORCE-TJR article was published in the September 26, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Association (JAMA)!
  • UMMS Communication article, September 2011.
  • Worcester T&G article, April 2011.
  • UMassMedNow Expert's Corner interviews Dr. Franklin.
  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle article, November 2010.

    • Welcome to FORCE-TJR

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      Millions of Americans experience pain from knee and hip arthritis that can become debilitating in advanced stages of the disease. Each year, over 700,000 US adults with advanced arthritis choose knee or hip replacement surgery to relieve pain and improve function and mobility. Although Total Joint Replacement (TJR) surgery offers significant pain relief, the level of physical function and activity after surgery varies widely.

      With the number of TJR surgeries expected to grow significantly in the next 20 years, both for older adults and patients under age 65, it is critical to understand the surgery’s impact on function and quality of life.

      In Fall 2010, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded $12 million to the University of Massachusetts Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation to develop and implement FORCE-TJR, a nationwide, comprehensive database of total joint replacement (TJR) surgical and patient-reported outcomes.

      FORCE-TJR research effort will collect data from more than 30,000 TJR patients, develop tools with which to record the patients’ assessment of the success and failure of their surgery, and conduct research to guide both clinical care and health care policy.

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      FORCE TJR is supported by grant number P50HS018910 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
      to the University of Massachusetts Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
      For general questions and information, email force-tjr@umassmed.edu
      Copyright 2011, University of Massachusetts Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation