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 concept has been firmly recognised and the discipline clearly differentiated into regenerative medicine and regenerative surgery. The former implies the injection of regenerative materials into tissues and joints, while the latter involves surgical implantation of scaffolds and cells in addition to other regenerative materials such as growth factors.


Quick video overview of this very current topic.

The Magic of Fat Cells

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Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

A case study with two-year follow-up of an adult patient whose ACL tear was managed with repair and internal brace augmentation.

An overview of current stem cell practice relating to the knee and a hint of the future.

A case presentation by Adrian Wilson, FRCS.



Advances in Regenerative Orthopaedics. Evans CH. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Nov; 88(11): 1323–1339.

Human Adipose Tissue Is a Source of Multipotent Stem Cells. Zuk PA, Zhu M, Ashjian P, De Ugarte DA, Huang JI, Mizuno H, Alfonso ZC, Fraser JK, Benhaim P and Hedrick MH. Mol Biol Cell. 2002 Dec; 13(12): 4279–4295.

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.

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eBook highlighting the non-surgical interventions that may help a patient with arthritic knees.


A simple video explanation of what constitutes regenerative orthopaedics, and how it differs from regenerative medicine.