Professor Philippe Neyret

Orthopaedic Surgeon


He received his initial training in Lyon with Albert TRILLAT and being a former pupil of Henri DEJOUR, it was quite natural that in 1988 he devoted his activity on knee surgery. He was the director in Lyon of one the most famous school in Knee Surgery in the world between 1994 and 2017. His name is worldwide recognized.

He was nominated professor at the University of Lyon in 1994, and head of the department of orthopaedics surgery.

His main activity is clinical. He used to treat an equal number of sports lesions and degenerative pathologies of the knee during his Lyon Career. The many publications, books, CD-Roms reflect this clinical research activity. For his work on the results after meniscectomy, he received the “John Joyce Award” by the International Arthroscopy Association in 1989.

In 1995, he participated in the ESSKA-AOSSM “Traveling Fellowship”.

In 2002-2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, he was involved in the organization of the “Journées de Chirurgie du genou” devoted to the athlete’’ knee or/and prosthesis knee.

He actively participated in the journées lyonnaises de chirurgie du genou” since 1987 in Lyon but also in Brazil, Marocco, Tunisia and Algeria.

As a professor, he was responsible for four academic national formations in France during 23 years.

He is member of several medical societies and an active participant in the SOFCOT, ESSKA, and he served EFORT as chair of the traveling fellowships during 10 years, and now as General Secretary of EFORT Foundation. He is currently President elect of EFORT for the period 06-2019 to 06-2020 and he served ISAKOS as President (2015-2017).

He hosted the ISAKOS congress in Lyon on June 2015.

He is an international member of the American Knee Society since 10 years

He was also President of the “ACL Study Group”, member of the “International Patellar femoral study group” and board member of the “Patellofemoral Foundation” that awarded him In March 2015 with a “ Patellofemoral Foundation lifetime achievement”.

In 2013 he was the President’guest of the Herodicus society as godfather and invited professor in Hong Kong University, in Columbus University (Ohio) and Kobe University (Japan). He published more than 500 articles) in peer review (about 200 in pubmed or books. He is honorary of prestigious Societies as the Peruvian Society, the German Society; the Portuguese Society, the Chilean Society.

He gave 1150 presentations in more than 350 international and 150 national congresses.

Today he practices in the Burjeel Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center (Abu Dhabi).

Clinical activities

Prof Philippe Neyret is a Knee surgeon since 30 years with more than 10,000 knee surgeries in degenerative Knee and sports medicine with a special focus in Middle East on Total Knee Replacement and alternatives treatment: osteotomies around the knee, partial prosthesis, conservative management (arthroscopy, cartilage treatment, degenerative meniscus, local injections)

Revision of Total knee Replacement
Patello-femoral disorders including surgical management of the patella dislocation
Complex ligament surgery

Hospital titles

  • Chief Resident (gold medal) in surgery of the hospitals of Lyon, promotion 1986.
  • Fellow in Hôpitaux de Lyon in the Orthopaedic and traumatology surgery department of Professor H. DEJOUR (11/1/87 till 07/01/91).
  • Professor of the University since September 1st 1994 in the orthopaedic and traumatology surgery department of Professor H. DEJOUR and in the Livet Center.
  • Head of department from 09/01/96 to 04:02 2017 in the Livet Center-Croix Rousse Hospital and the Albert Trillat Center.


Professor of the universities in orthopaedic and traumatology surgery since 1.09.1994 at the Medicine University Lyon 1.

University professor – 1st grade since 2007

University professor Exceptional Class since 2014