May Featured Editorial Board Members

Christophe Hulet, MD, Professor
Head of the Orthopedic and Traumatology Department
Caen University Hospital
Caen, France

Dr. Hulet is the head of the Orthopedic and Traumatology Department at Caen University Hospital. He is also a Board member of the medical school council at Normandy University. Dr. Hulet did three fellowships. One was in Sports and Medicine with Henri Dejour in Lyon, and one in Sports and Medicine and Degenerative Joint with JHA and CV in Caen. Finally, he spent a year as a Research Fellowship at Rush University (Chicago) in the Gait Lab with T.P. Andriachi, J. Galante, A. Rosenberg and W. Paprosky. He completed his formal training with B. Locker in Sports and Medicine at Caen University. He became a full professor in orthopedics in 2003.

In 2003, he represented France as one of the Insall Travelling Fellows in the USA visiting 13 centers of knee degenerative surgery. He did another fellowship AGA, SFA in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in 1999. He was the president of the SFA from 2009 to 2011, member of the SOFCOT Board during 2010-2014. He was involved in ESSKA committees (basic science, arthroscopy) and is presently chair of the Arthroscopy committee.

He is a member of Unite Comete Inserm (Mobility, call, chute, etc…) directed by P. Denise and D. Davenne. He is also a member of the French Orthopaedic Society (SOFCOT), the French Arthroscopy Association (SFA), the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology (ISAKOS), and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), French National Academy of Surgery, and more recently became a member of the ACL study group. He is also involved in Ambulatory Surgery and Chairman of the Sofcot commission regarding this specific topic.

Dr. Hulet has published over 120 journal articles and chapters in books and has presented his findings at national and international meetings (AOSSM). He is on the Editorial board of the OTSR journal, ESSKA journal (Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy), and AMJSM journal. He is also on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

His research and clinical activities are focused on meniscus pathology, reconstruction of ACL after ACL injuries, the relation between laxity and OA, outcome after TKA. He is also involved in joint evaluation and more specifically wear with RSA studies. Dr. Hulet’s research interests are primarily meniscus preservation, the ACL reconstruction in all dimensions, cartilage, ACL laxity testing in clinical practice. Dr. Hulet lives in Caen with his wonderful wife and PA and has 4 children, one of whom is currently studying Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Hulet C, Locker B, Schiltz D, Le Tiec T, Vielpeau C. Arthroscopic medial meniscectomy on stable knees: a 12 year follow-up study. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001;83(1):29-31.

Pierre A, Hulet C, Schiltz D, Locker B, Delbarre JC, Vielpeau C. Outcome of 95 stable meniscal tears left in place after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique. 2001;87:653-660.

Acquitter Y, Hulet C, Locker B, Delbarre JC, Jambou S, Vielpeau C. Patellar tendon-bone autograft reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament for advanced-stage chronicanterior laxity: is an extra-articular plasty necessary? A prospective randomized study of 100 patients with five year follow-up. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique. 2003;89:413-422.

Hulet C, Souquet D, Pierre A, Locker B, Béguin J, Vielpeau C. Arthroscopic management of 105 lateral meniscal cysts. Arthroscopy. 2004;20:831-836.

Belot D, Geffard B, Lebel B, Lautridou C, Abadie P, Locker B, Salamé E, Hulet C. Human meniscus vascularisation supply during foetal development: about 16 cases. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008;16 suppl 1.

Pineau V, Geffard B, Lebel B, Locker B, Salamé E, Hulet C. Proprioception of the anterior cruciate ligament: Human foetal receptor mapping using immunohistochimy analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008;16 suppl 1.

Lebel B, Hulet C, Galaud B, Burdin G, Locker B, Vielpeau C. Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft: A Minimum 10-Year Follow-Up. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(7):1275-82.

Abadie P, Lebel B, Galaud B, Burdin G, Locker B, Hulet C. Arthroscopic meniscectomy outcome on stable knee: long term results. About 30 cases with 21 years of follow-up. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008: 16 suppl 1.

Beaufils P, Hulet C, Dhénain M, Nizard R, Nourissat G, Pujol N Clinical practice guidelines for the management of meniscal lesions and isolated lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee in adults. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2009;95(6):437-42.

Javois C, Tardieu C, Lebel B, Seil R, Hulet C; Société française d’arthroscopie. Comparative anatomy of the knee joint: effects on the lateral meniscus. Rev Chir Orthop Traumatol. 2009; 95(8 Suppl):49-59.

Trojani C, Sbihi A, Djian P, Potel JF, Hulet C, Jouve F, Bussière C, Ehkirch FP, Burdin G, Dubrana F, Beaufils P, Franceschi JP, Chassaing V, Colombet P, Neyret P. Causes for failure of ACL reconstruction and influence of meniscectomies after revision. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011;19(2):196-201.

Pujol N, Colombet P, Potel JF, Cucurulo T, Graveleau N, Hulet C, Panisset JC, Servien E, Sonnery-Cottet B, Trojani C, Djian P; French Arthroscopy Society (SFA). Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in partial tear: selective anteromedial bundle reconstruction conserving the posterolateral remnant versus single-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction: preliminary 1-year results of a prospective randomized study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012;98(8 Suppl):S171-7.

Hulet C, Menetrey J, Vargas R, Javois C, Charrois O, Beaufils P, Hardy P, Wajsfisz A, Servien E, Acquitter Y, Djian P, Chambat P, Seil R, and the French Arthroscopic Society (SFA). Clinical and radiographic results of 89 arthroscopic lateral meniscectomies in stable knees with a minimum follow up of 20 years. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23:225-231.


Author of Monographies SOFCOT techniques en arthroscopie du membre supérieur. Monographie SOFCOT, Christophe Hulet, Pierre-Henri Flurin Nombre de pages: 272 Éditor: Elsevier Masson : 11/2013 ISBN: 9782294715068

Author of Monographies SOFCOT techniques en arthroscopie du membre inférieur. Monographie SOFCOT, Christophe Hulet, Pierre-Henri Flurin Nombre de pages: 350 Editor: Elsevier Masson : 11/2014 ISBN: 9782294715075

C Hulet, JF Potel (eds). from l’Arthroscopie 1200 pages 138 chapitres Editor : ELSEVIER-MASSON Date de parution : 15 mai 2015 ISBN 13 : 9782294743542

Hulet et al. (eds.) Surgery of the Meniscus. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-49188-1_31 ESSKA launch in 2016


Steve Tippett PhD, PT, SCS
Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science
Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois, USA

Dr. Tippett is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. He graduated from Saint Louis University in 1978 with a baccalaureate degree in physical therapy. He became a certified athletic trainer in 1982 and completed a Master in Health and Exercise at Illinois State University in 1985. In 1986, Dr. Tippett became one of the first sixteen physical therapists in the country to be credentialed by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a certified sports clinical specialist. He was approved as an Affiliate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 1995 and completed his PhD from Illinois State University in 2001. Dr. Tippett also holds the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL. Dr. Tippett also serves as Bradley University Faculty Athletic Representative for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Dr. Tippett has served as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association; Chair of the Pediatric Special Interest Group of the SPTS; and was elected to three terms as Treasurer of the SPTS. He received the SPTS Service Award in 1994, the SPTS Educator Award in 1999 and in 2001 was awarded the SPTS Ron Peyton Award.

In April of 2015 Dr. Tippett lost his wife (Tina) of 37 years to breast cancer. He has a daughter and a son as well as two grandchildren.

Presently Dr. Tippett is working on the validation of three dimensional motion analysis in the assessment of functional movements and is working with the Mechanical Engineering Departments at Bradley and the University of Illinois on the development of a spasticity simulator and the development of simulator for elbow instability.

Selected Published Work

Voight ML, Tippett SR. Plyometric Exercise in Rehabilitation. In Prentice WE, ed. Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Training (6th ed). Thorofare, NJ: Slack; 285-310.

Phillips MR, Tippett SR. Subacromial Decompression. In Maxey L, Magnusson J, eds. Rehabilitation for the Post-Surgical Patient (3rd ed.). Saint Louis: Mosby; 2013:11-28.

Tippett SR, Mang J, Dwyer K, Lesko J, O’Dell T. Collecting Data with Palm Technology: Comparing Preoperative Expectations and Postoperative Satisfaction in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Patient as a Stakeholder: Outcomes Following TKA Utilizing Palm Technology for Data Collection. American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2010;92 Suppl 2:59-67.

Tippett SR, Voight ML, Wilk KE. Functional progression for the extremities. In Bandy WD, Sanders B, eds. Therapeutic Exercise for the Physical Therapist Assistants. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008:359-381.

Tippett SR. Considerations with the pediatric patient. In Voight ML, Hoogenboom BJ, Prentice WE eds. Musculoskeletal Interventions: Techniques for Therapeutic Exercise. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2007:803-820.

Tippett SR. Program impact of student outcome assessment in physical therapy education.  Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 2006; 20:38-47.

Tippett SR. Returning to sports after periacetabular osteotomy for developmental dysplasia of the hip. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2006; 1:32-39.

Tippett SR, Voight ML. Functional Progressions for Sport Rehabilitation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 1997. Published in Korean.

Tippett SR. Lower extremity injuries in the young athlete. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America, 1997; 6:471-490.

Voight ML, Hardin JA, Blackburn TA, Tippett SR, Canner GC. The effects of muscle fatigue on and the relationship of arm dominance to shoulder proprioception. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1996;23:348-352.

Rians CB, Weltman A, Cahill BR, Janney CA, Tippett SR, Katch I. Strength training for prepubescent males: is it safe? American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1987;15:483-489.

Weltman A, Janney C, Rians CB, Strand K, Berg B, Tippett S, Wise J, Cahill BR, Katch FI. The effects of hydraulic resistance strength training in pre-pubertal males. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 1986;18:629-38.

Tippett SR. Lower extremity strength and active range of motion in college baseball pitchers: a comparison between stance leg and kick leg. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 1986;7:10-14.

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