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

Journal article
Authors C. B. Foldager
M. Bendtsen
L. C. Berg
J. E. Brinchmann
Mats Brittberg
C. Bunger
J. Canseco
L. Chen
B. B. Christensen
P. Colombier
B. W. Deleuran
J. Edwards
B. Elmengaard
J. Farr
Birgitta Gatenholm
A. H. Gomoll
J. H. Hui
R. B. Jakobsen
N. L. Joergensen
M. Kassem
T. Koch
S. Kold
M. R. Krogsgaard
H. Lauridsen
D. Le
C. Le Visage
M. Lind
J. V. Nygaard
M. L. Olesen
M. Pedersen
M. Rathcke
J. B. Richardson
S. Roberts
J. H. D. Rolfing
D. Sakai
W. S. Toh
J. Urban
M. Spector
Published in Acta Orthopaedica
Volume 87
Pages 1-5
ISSN 1745-3674
Publication year 2016
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedics
Pages 1-5
Language en
Links doi.org/10.1080/17453674.2017.12979...
Keywords mesenchymal stem-cells, chondrocyte implantation, cartilage defects, bone, knee, transplantation, osteoarthritis, inflammation, protein, impact
Subject categories Orthopedics

Abstract

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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