Dr Loïc Villet

Doctor Loïc Villet

Orthopedic surgeon


Dr. VILLET is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in prosthetic replacement of the hip (total hip replacement and resurfacing) and knee (total and partial replacement) in the treatment of severe osteoarthritis, and having performed more than 3000 implantations to date. After 3 years as a hospital practitioner at the Bordeaux University Hospital in the joint reconstruction department, he moved to the liberal sector in 2011, taking over from Dr Daniel Gautier.
Dr VILLET uses state-of-the-art techniques particularly suited to prosthetic replacement of young and/or active patients : minimally invasive surgery preserving the integrity of the peri-articular muscles and the bone stock, and personalized ‘physiological’ (or kinematic) implantation of the implants to reproduce the unique anatomy of each joint. These computer-assisted surgical techniques aim to improve the reliability of the operation by optimizing the functional performance and the natural feel of the prosthetic joint.


Orthopedic surgeon accredited by the High Authority of Health (HAS) and the French Society of Orthopedic and Traumatological Surgery
(SOFCOT) for the practice of hip resurfacing in coxarthrosis of active subjects under 60 years old.

Hospital Practitioner at Bordeaux University Hospital (2007-2010)

Head of Clinic at Bordeaux Hospitals (2003-2007)

Doctor of Medicine in 2003 (Thesis subject: computer-assisted prosthetic knee surgery)

Intern at Bordeaux Hospitals (1998-2003)

Graduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon-Nord (1991-1998)


Intern at Bordeaux Hospitals

2003 à 2007
Head of Clinic of the Hospitals of Bordeaux

2007 à 2010
Hospital Practitioner at the University Hospital of Bordeaux in the lower limb joint replacement service of Pr. Chauveaux.

Janvier 2011
Installation in the liberal sector at the Bordeaux Nord Polyclinic and the Pessac Mutualist Clinic, succeeding Dr. D. Gautier, for an almost exclusive practice of prosthetic hip and knee surgery.

Depuis 2017
Surgeon at the Clinique du Sport Bordeaux-Mérignac

En 2020
He took part in the opening of the Arthrosis Center in Mérignac, adjoining the Clinique du Sport, where he consults. He also operates at the Bordeaux Nord Aquitaine Polyclinic.


EKS (European Knee Society)

EHS (European Hip Society)

SFHG  (French Hip and Knee Society)

SOFCOT (French Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology)

PAS (Personalised Arthroplasty Society)


Rivière, C ; Jackson, W ; Villet, L ; Sivaloganathan, S ; Barziv, Y ; Vendittoli, PA , Specific case consideration for implanting TKA with the Kinematic Alignment technique., EFORT Open Rev, 2021, 6, 881-891

Preston, B ; Harris, S ; Villet, L ; Mattathil, C ; Cobb, J ; Rivière, C , The medial condylar wall is a reliable landmark to kinematically align the femoral component in medial UKA: an in-silico study., Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2021

Rivière, C ; Sivaloganathan, S ; Villet, L ; Cartier, P ; Lustig, S ; Vendittoli, PA & al , Kinematic alignment of medial UKA is safe: a systematic review., Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2021

Gummaraju, A ; Maillot, C ; Baryeh, K ; Villet, L ; Rivière, C , Oxford Knee Score and EQ-5d poorly predict patient »s satisfaction following mechanically aligned total knee replacement: A cross-sectional study., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2021, 107, 102867

Rivière, C ; Logishetty, K ; Villet, L ; Maillot, C , Calipered kinematic alignment technique for implanting a Medial Oxford®: A technical note., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2021, 107, 102859

Rivière, C ; Villet, L ; Jeremic, D ; Vendittoli, PA , What you need to know about kinematic alignment for total knee arthroplasty., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2021, 107, 102773

Sivaloganathan, S ; Maillot, C ; Harman, C ; Villet, L ; Rivière, C , Neck-sparing short femoral stems: A meta-analysis., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2020, 106, 1481-1494

Wiart, Y ; Kuntz, J ; Bergdolt, C ; Villet, L ; Rivière, C , [Alignment techniques for implantation of a total knee endoprosthesis with particular focus on kinematic alignment]., Orthopade, 2020, 49, 578-583

Maillot, C ; Harman, C ; Villet, L ; Cobb, J ; Rivière, C , Modern cup alignment techniques in total hip arthroplasty: A systematic review., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2019, 105, 907-913

Rivière, C ; Harman, C ; Parsons, T ; Villet, L ; Cobb, J ; Maillot, C , Kinematic alignment versus conventional techniques for total hip arthroplasty: A retrospective case control study., Orthop Traumatol Surg Res, 2019, 105, 895-905

Lazic, S ; Boughton, O ; Kellett, CF ; Kader, DF ; Villet, L ; Rivière, C , Day-case surgery for total hip and knee replacement: How safe and effective is it?, EFORT Open Rev, 2018, 3, 130-135

Rivière, C ; Lazic, S ; Villet, L ; Wiart, Y ; Allwood, SM ; Cobb, J , Kinematic alignment technique for total hip and knee arthroplasty: The personalized implant positioning surgery., EFORT Open Rev, 2018, 3, 98-105

Rivière, C ; Lazic, S ; Boughton, O ; Wiart, Y ; Vïllet, L ; Cobb, J , Current concepts for aligning knee implants: patient-specific or systematic?, EFORT Open Rev, 2018, 3, 1-6

Butée arthroplastique dans l’ostéochondrite primitive de hanche.
Revue de chirurgie orthopédique, 2003; 89: 234-241

Arthroscopies du pied et de la cheville
Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale (Elsevier Masson SAS, Paris), Podologie, 27-040-A-50, 2007

Bone morphogenics proteins : from their discoveries till their clinical use
Europ. Journ. Orthop. Surg., 2007, à paraître 17.6 (dec 07)

Appointment online

Or by phone at
05 56 46 10 40

In case of emergency, contact 15 (Samu)
Consultations with Dr. VILLET

6 rue Georges Negrevergne,
33700 Mérignac

Monday to Thursday : 8h30 to 18h30,

Friday : 8h30 – 17h00

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