In its work to further the AO's mission, ARI's purpose is to advance patient care through innovative orthopedic research and development.
Orthopedics concerns musculoskeletal, spine and cranio-maxillo-facial trauma, degenerative musculoskeletal diseases, infections, and congenital disorders.
- Contribute to high quality applied preclinical research and development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions.
- Investigate and improve the performance of surgical procedures, devices, and substances.
- Foster a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities.
- Provide research environment/support for AO clinicians.
All ARI projects are applied preclinical research or applied preclinical development projects focused towards clinical applications. Definitions (within the applied research):
- exploratory applied preclinical research is fundamental research, to solve major clinical problems over a extended timeframe (over ten years).
- translational applied preclinical research aims at developing a clinical applicable result in around five years and builds upon the fundamental applied preclinical research. This research is usually not possible without the previous fundamental applied preclinical research.