• Charles is a fellow-trained orthopaedic surgeon specialised in hip & knee replacements, either primary or revision cases.
  • His practice and surgical philosophy for hip and knee replacement are oriented towards physiological (kinematic alignment) and mini-invasive (bone-preserving implants and muscle-sparing approaches) techniques with the promotion of a ‘à la carte’ surgical strategy in order to provide optimal clinical outcomes.
  • Charles is the lead researcher of the Bordeaux Arthroplasty Research Institute (BARI). Charles is a recognised key-opinion leader regarding Kinematic Alignement techniques for hip and knee replacements (=physiological prosthetic implantation techniques). He publishes his research in international journals and often travels around the world to present his findings at international conferences. View a full list of published research here.
  • Charles is a member of the most prestigious scientific Hip & Knee Societies in France and Europe. In addition, he is co-editor and co-founder of the first book and international Society on personalised joint replacement, respectively.

Performed Surgical Procedures

  • Hip replacement: hip resurfacing, total hip replacement, revision surgery.
  • Knee replacement: partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, revision surgery.


  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2011 – Bordeaux University
  • Doctor of Science in 2016 – PhD kinematic alignment of joint implants – Aix-Marseille University
  • Joint Reconstruction Fellowship between 2011 and 2013 in London (Dr Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, London Hip Unit, UK) and in Montreal (Pr Vendittoli and Lavigne, Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, Montréal, Canada)
  • Doctor of Medicine in 2004 – Bordeaux University

Places of practice:

Memberships & Appointments

  • Personalized Arthroplasty Society (PAS)
  • European Knee Society (EKS)
  • European Hip Society (EHS)
  • French Hip & Knee Society (SFHG)
  • French Orthopaedic Society (SOFCOT)
  • International Society for Technology In Arthroplasty (ISTA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

 Medical Registration

  • Registered medical practitioner with General Medical Council (GMC number: 7124627) in 2016


Click on the following link to access Charles publications: View Charles Rivière’s research publications here

Book (Open Source)