Australian Breast Device Registry

Academic Lead:Associate Professor Ingrid Hopper
Head, Drug and Device Registries
Clinical Leads: Associate Professor Colin Moore, Cosmetic Surgeon
Associate Professor Elisabeth Elder, Breast Surgeon
Dr Gillian Farrell, Plastic Surgeon
Registry Contact: Dr Pragya Gartoulla
Email: abdr@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9903 0105
Purpose / Aims: The ABDR is a clinical quality registry for high risk implantable breast devices (implants and expanders). It tracks the outcomes and quality of all breast device surgery performed across Australia. It will report progressively on the long term performance of implanted devices with the aim of improving patient safety.
Population Captured: A population-based pilot registry was established in 2011 with funding from the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery. It was successfully implemented at a small number of public and private health services across Australia. The registry is now being rolled out to all breast device implanting sites nationwide. It will benchmark best surgical practice and report progressively on the long term performance of implanted breast devices with the aim of improving patient safety.
Outcomes Collected:
  • Time to revision
  • Postoperative complications (eg. capsular contraction, infection)
  • Mortality
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures (to be collected at follow up)
  • Incidence of breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma
Funding Source: Commonwealth Government (as represented by Department of Health)
Website:abdr.org.au