FAQ

What is an implantable prostheses registry?

An implantable prostheses registry is a systematic data collection of all the implantable prostheses procedures (joint replacements, spinal implants, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker, artificial heart valves) performed in a defined geographic area (a national registry collects data at a national level).


What is the aim of RIPI?

The aims of the registry are:

  • to analyse previously collected data for statistics and survival analysis
  • to support regions and hospitals when recall of patients is needed because of problems reported on specific implants

Which type of data does RIPI collect?

RIPI collects data of all the implantable device replacements procedures (joint replacements, spinal implants, implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker, artificial heart valves) performed at national level.


Which devices are included?

  • orthopaedic implants (hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle)
  • spinal implants
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillator, pacemaker
  • artificial heart valves