Regenerative orthopaedics implies that damaged tissues within orthopaedics are encouraged to regenerate rather than using foreign materials to replace them.
The developing world of regenerative orthopaedics
Although many of the interventions of regenerative orthopaedics have been around for a decade or two, it is only recently that the name has been firmly recognised and the discipline clearly differentiated into regenerative medicine and regenerative surgery.
Orthopaedic regenerative tissue engineering en route to the holy grail: disequilibrium between the demand and the supply in the operating room. Cengiz IF, Pereira H, de Girolamo L, Cucchiarini M, Espregueira-Mendes J, Reis RL and Oliveira JM. J Exp Orthop. 2018 Dec; 5: 14.