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Aarhus Regenerative Orthopaedics Symposium (AROS)

Acta Orthopaedica, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1745-3674

Volume 87, sup363, 2016

DOI:10.1080/17453674.2017.1297918, Dimensions: pub.1084168538, PMC: PMC5389427, PMID: 28271925,



  1. (1) Aarhus University Hospital, grid.154185.c, Central Denmark Region
  2. (2) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU
  3. (3) Division of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway;
  4. (4) Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Sweden;
  5. (5) Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania, PN, USA;
  6. (6) University of Southern Denmark, grid.10825.3e, SDU
  7. (7) University of Nantes, grid.4817.a
  8. (8) University of Oxford, grid.4991.5
  9. (9) Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana, OrthoIndy, IN, USA;
  10. (10) Cartilage Repair Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA;
  11. (11) National University of Singapore, grid.4280.e
  12. (12) Department of Orthopaedics, Akershus University Hospital and Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway;
  13. (13) University of Guelph, grid.34429.38
  14. (14) Department of Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg, Denmark;
  15. (15) Aarhus University, grid.7048.b, AU
  16. (16) Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, grid.416004.7
  17. (17) Tokai University Hospital, grid.412767.1
  18. (18) Brigham and Women's Hospital, grid.62560.37


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.


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