• Charles is a fellow-trained orthopaedic surgeon in Europe & North-America (Senior Clinical Fellowship) and is specialised in complex hip & knee replacements, either primary or revision cases.
  • His practice and surgical philosophy for hip and knee replacement are oriented towards patient-specific (or kinematic alignment) and bone-preserving surgical techniques with the promotion of a ‘À LA CARTE’ surgical strategy in order to provide best patients outcomes.
  • Charles has been part of two of the most prestigious research laboratories in the country, the MusculoSKelatal Laboratory (MSK Lab, Imperial College London University) and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Center (SWLEOC, St Georges University), where he is carrying out research in close collaboration with Professors Justin Cobb and Richard Field. Charles 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.

Performed Surgical Procedures

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


  • Doctor of Medicine in 2004 – Bordeaux University
  • Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2011 – Bordeaux University
  • Doctor of Science in 2016 – PhD kinematic alignment of joint implants – Aix-Marseille University
  • A 2.5 year Joint Reconstruction Senior Clinical 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).

Places of practice:

Memberships & Appointments

  • European Knee Society (EKS)
  • Member of the European Hip Society (EHS)
  • Member of the French Hip & Knee Society (SFHG)
  • Member of the French Orthopaedic Society (SOFCOT)
  • Past Vice-President of the General Assembly Table of the Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe (FORTE)

 Medical Registration

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


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