Regenerative medicine involves non-surgical tissue augmentation via injection of cells and growth factors.


Regenerative medicine may be undertaken by Physician or by Surgeon

Because no surgery is involved, these interventions may be performed by a doctor without specialisation in orthopaedic surgery.


Quick video overview of this very current topic.

The Magic of Fat Cells

Link to ebook download

A discussion of newer concepts in fat-derived stem cell work.

A comparison of different types of knee injection.



Regenerative medicine: Current therapies and future directions. Mao AS and Mooney DJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 24; 112(47): 14452–14459.

Regenerative Medicine Build-Out. Terzic A, Pfenning MA, Gores GJ and Harper CM. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2015 Dec; 4(12): 1373–1379.

The Pharmacology of Regenerative Medicine. Christ GJ, Saul JM, Furth ME and Andersson K-E. Pharmacol Rev. 2013 Jul; 65(3): 1091–1133.

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eBook - The Magic of Fat Cells

A discussion by Professor Paul Lee about the changes one sees in osteoarthritis of the knee, and the role of regenerative medicine and surgery in improving the status of the joint cartilage in an effort to delay, or even prevent, knee replacement.