The commitment will support operations of the CJRC and the expansion of its clinical, research, and educational programs. The center, which will be renamed the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center, provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with the most challenging conditions in joint reconstruction, regardless of their financial circumstances, and conducts cutting-edge basic and clinical research on the causes and prevention of implant failure.
Over the past year, CJRC has expanded its surgical team and launched a patient registry with more than eight hundred surgical cases — the first registry in the world dedicated to capturing vital clinical and outcomes data from patients undergoing joint reconstruction and complex primary joint replacement surgery. Data collected for the registry will be used to inform clinical trials, translational research, and innovations in treatment that lead to improved standards of care.
"This generous gift will improve the lives of countless patients who suffer from debilitating complications or need revision surgery due to failed implants," said Thomas P. Sculco, surgeon-in-chief emeritus and director of the center. "We are deeply honored by the visionary leadership of the SNF in supporting our endeavor to lessen implant failure, restore function, and relieve pain for patients who need specialized joint reconstructions."
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