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

Casper B. Foldager, Michael Bendtsen, Lise C. Berg, Jan E. Brinchmann, Matt Brittberg, Cody Bunger, Jose Canseco, L. Chen, Bjørn 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. Jørgensen, M. KassemThomas Koch, Søren Kold, Michael R Krogsgaard, Henrik Lauridsen, Dang Le, Catherine Le Visage, Martin Lind, Jens V Nygaard, Morten L Olesen, Michael Pedersen, Martin W. Rathcke, James B. Richardson, Sally Roberts, Jan Duedal Rölfing, Daisuke Sakai, Wei Seong Toh, Jill Urban, Michael Spector

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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. © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Nordic Orthopedic Federation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Orthopaedica (Print Edition)
Issue numbersup363
Pages (from-to)1-5
Publication statusPublished - 16. Dec 2016


  • Aging/physiology
  • Animals
  • Comorbidity
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal System/physiopathology
  • Regeneration/physiology
  • Regenerative Medicine/methods

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Foldager, C. B., Bendtsen, M., Berg, L. C., Brinchmann, J. E., Brittberg, M., Bunger, C., Canseco, J., Chen, L., Christensen, B., Colombier, P., Deleuran, B. W., Edwards, J., Elmengaard, B., Farr, J., Gatenholm, B., Gomoll, A. H., Hui, J. H., Jakobsen, R. B., Jørgensen, N. L., ... Spector, M. (2016). Aarhus Regenerative Orthopaedics Symposium (AROS): Regeneration in the ageing population. Acta Orthopaedica (Print Edition), 87(sup363), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/17453674.2017.1297918