There are two separate clinical fields that are encompassed by regenerative orthopaedics. The one is the field of orthopaedic regenerative medicine, ie non-surgical augmentation via injection, which can include -
The other component of regenerative orthopaedics is orthopaedic regenerative surgery which means that the doctor has entered the area with a scalpel and -
So together, regenerative medicine and regenerative surgery in orthopaedics can be thought of as ‘regenerative orthopaedics’. Of course the surgeon is licensed to offer the medical interventions but not the other way around - a doctor who is not qualified in surgery will not be allowed to do the surgical part of it. That is fairly relevant as a patient may be uncertain as to whether the doctor who is managing them is a surgeon or a physician, or the patient may not be aware of this very important distinction.