Aarhus Regenerative Orthopaedics Symposium (AROS): Regeneration in the ageing population

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Casper B. Foldager, Michael Bendtsen, Lise C. Berg, Jan E. Brinchmann, Mats Brittberg, Cody Bunger, Jose Canseco, Li Chen, Bjørn B. Christensen, Pauline Colombier, Bent W. Deleuran, James Edwards, Brian Elmengaard, Jack Farr, Birgitta Gatenholm, Andreas H. Gomoll, James H. Hui, Rune B. Jakobsen, Natasja L. Joergensen, Moustapha Kassem & 18 others Thomas Koch, Søren Kold, Michael R. Krogsgaard, Henrik Lauridsen, Dang Le, Catherine Le Visage, Martin Lind, Jens V. Nygaard, Morten L. Olesen, Michael Pedersen, Martin Rathcke, James B. Richardson, Sally Roberts, Jan H. D. Rölfing, Daisuke Sakai, Wei Seong Toh, Jill Urban, Myron Spector

The combination of modern interventional and preventive medicine has led to an epidemic of ageing. While this phenomenon is a positive consequence of an improved lifestyle and achievements in a society, the longer life expectancy is often accompanied by decline in quality of life due to musculoskeletal pain and disability. The Aarhus Regenerative Orthopaedics Symposium (AROS) 2015 was motivated by the need to address regenerative challenges in an ageing population by engaging clinicians, basic scientists, and engineers. In this position paper, we review our contemporary understanding of societal, patient-related, and basic science-related challenges in order to provide a reasoned roadmap for the future to deal with this compelling and urgent healthcare problem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume87
Issue numbereSupplment 363
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
ISSN1745-3674
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Publication statusPublished - 2016

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