Dr Charles Rivière is a French Joint Reconstruction Surgeon and Clinical Researcher in Orthopaedic Surgery at Imperial College London (MSK Lab), the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, and the Centre De l’Arthrose – Clinique Du Sport (Bordeaux Mérignac, France).
On completion of his training in orthopaedic surgery in Bordeaux, Dr Rivière undertook 3 years of specialist training in hip and knee reconstruction in Paris (Pr. T. Judet), in London (Mrs Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, and in Montreal (Pr. P.A. Vendittoli). Another of his mentors is Justin Cobb, whose expertise in conservative techniques for joint replacement significantly influenced Dr Rivière’s surgical philosophy.
In 2015, Dr Rivière was awarded a PhD from Aix-Marseille University. Currently, he holds a position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Imperial College London. His studies are largely published and presented in peer-reviewed journals and international congresses.
Dr Rivière’s principal research activities are focussed on the development and evaluation of personalised techniques for implanting hip and knee prostheses; namely Kinematic Alignment.
- Total hip replacement (anterior mini-invasive bikini approach and personalised kinematic implantation)
- Total knee replacement (personalised kinematic implantation)
- Hip resurfacing
- Partial/unicompartmental knee replacement (mini-invasive approach and personalised kinematic implantation)
- Revision of failed hip and knee replacement