Who we are
The Spine Society of Australia (SSA) was founded on 13th July 1990 and facilitates the exchange of ideas, research and communication about spine health. Whilst the majority of members are orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, the SSA is inclusive of all health professionals who are concerned with the care of the spine.
The ASR is currently being run as a pilot study and involves hospital and spine surgeons from Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and Western Australia.
What is the purpose of this research?
The Australian Spine Registry will tell us about:
- the frequency of spine surgery in our community;
- the usefulness, safety and results of different surgical approaches and different implantable devices;
- the factors that predict favourable and unfavourable surgical outcomes in both the short and longer term;
- the variety of care provided for people undergoing spine surgery in our community, and how it compares to best practice internationally.
The ultimate goal of the registry is to capture information about all spine surgery with particular focus on the quality of care outcomes in patients.