Jean-David Werthel

Chirurgien Orthopédiste
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Chirurgie de l’épaule de l’adulte



  • Chirurgie arthroscopique
  • Chirurgie du sport
  • Chirurgie prothétique
  • Chirurgie traumatique


  • Enseignant d’Anatomie de l’épaule, Master BME, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers 2016-2017
  • Docteur en Médecine 2015
  • Diplôme Inter Universitaire d’Arthroscopie 2015
  • Master Recherche Sciences et Technologiques-Spécialité Biomécanique 2014
  • Diplôme Inter Universitaire chirurgie de la Main 2014
  • Diplôme Universitaire de Microchirurgie 2014
  • Diplôme Universitaire d’Anatomie fonctionnelle et chirurgicale de l’appareil locomoteur 2012
  • Doctorat d’Etudes Appliquées « Biomorphologie quantitative, variabilité de la forme humaine » 2004
  • Maîtrise Santé-Spécialité Biologie Cellulaire et Physiologie 2010

Prise de rendez-vous

Sociétés Savantes

Membre junior de la SOFCOT

Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique
Member of French Society of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology

Membre junior de la SOFEC

SOciété Française de chirurgie de l’Épaule et du Coude
Member of French Society of Shoulder & Elbow surgery

Membre du groupe VENUS-Secrétaire général du département de l'épaule

Groupe d’Étude pour la Chirurgie Osseuse – Groupe VENUS
Secretary general of shoulder department

Membre du GAM

Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie
Member of Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery

Membre du CFCOT

Collège Français des Chirurgiens Orthopédistes et Traumatologues
Member of French College of Orthopedic Surgeons and Traumatologists


  • Convertible Glenoid Components Facilitate Revisions to Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Easier: Retrospective Review of 13 Cases
    Philippe Valenti, Denis Katz, Jean Kany, Jean-David Werthel
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Feb;47(2). doi: 10.12788/ajo.2018.0008
  • Review and clinical presentation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty in deltoid palsy.
    Kermarrec G, Werthel JD, Canales P, Valenti P.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1007/s00590-018-2126-x
  • Arthroscopic Latarjet procedure combined with Bankart repair: a novel technique with two cortical endobuttons and specific glenoid and coracoid guides.
    Valenti P, Cartaya M, Maroun C, Werthel JD.
    Article in press
  • Comparaison of the isolated latissimus dorsi transfer and the latissimus dorsi transfer combined with a partial cuff repair in massive postero superior cuff tear.
    Philippe Valenti, Fellipe Reinres, Marco Cartaya, Jean-David Werthel.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017
  • A new stem-guide and a tuberosity anchoring “lasso” system for shoulder hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of complex proximal humerus fractures.
    Valenti P, Aliani D, Maroun C, Werthel JD.
    Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2017.
  • Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Primary Osteoarthritis Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
    Schoch B, Werthel JD, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Morrey M.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017.
  • Is bipolar latissimus dorsi transfer a reliable option to restore elbow flexion in children with arthrogryposis? A review of 13 tendon transfers.
    Zargarbashi R, Nabian MH, Werthel JD, Valenti P.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 Jul 6.
  • Arthroscopically-assisted pectoralis minor transfer for irreparable tears of the upper two-thirds of the subscapularis tendon: surgical technique.
    Cartaya M, Werthel JD, Valenti P.
    Tech in Arthroscopy 2017.
  • Arthroscopic subacromial spacer implantation in patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears: Clinical and radiographic results of 39 retrospectives cases.
    Deranlot J, Herisson O, Nourissat G, Zbil D, Werthel JD, Vigan M, Bruchou F.
    Arthroscopy 2017 Jun.
  • Clinical and radiological outcomes after reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients with failed deltoid or latissimus dorsi transfers. A review of ten cases.
    Valenti P, Maqdes A, Werthel JD.
    Int Orthop. 2017 Jun 1.
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Cemented versus Cementless Humeral Stems in Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.
    Werthel JD, Lonjon G, Jo S, Cofield R, Sperling J, Elhassan B
    Bone Joint J 2017 May.
  • Proximal Row Carpectomy and 4 Corner Fusion in Patients Younger 45 Years of Age.
    Wagner E, Werthel JD, Elhassan B, Moran S.
    J Hand Surg 2017 Apr.
  • Glenoid Bone Grafting in Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
    Ernstbrunner L, Werthel JD, Wagner E, Hatta T, Sperling J, Cofield R.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 Mar.
  • Shoulder arthroscopy combined to hardware removal in proximal humeral fractures: a series of 58 cases with a mean follow-up of 2 years.
    Ch. Maroun, D. Aliani, A. Hass, J. D. Werthel, Anne Vidil, Ph. Valenti.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2017 Mar 13.
  • The main cause of instability after unconstrained shoulder prosthesis is soft tissue deficiency.
    Jean Kany, Jijo Jose, Denis Katz, Jean David Werthel, Padmanaban Sekaran, Rajkumar S. Amaravathi, Philippe Valenti.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017.
  • Optimizing follow-up after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty.
    Schoch B, Werthel JD, Schleck CD, Harmsen WS, Sperling J, Sánchez-Sotelo J, Cofield RH.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 19.
  • Is Previous Non-Arthroplasty Surgery a Risk Factor for Periprosthetic Infection in Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty ?
    Werthel JD, Hatta T, Schoch B, Cofield R, Sperling J, Elhassan B.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 12.
  • Effect of Smoking on Complications Following Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty.
    Hatta T, Werthel JD, Wagner E, Itoi E, Steinmann S, Cofield R, Sperling J.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan.
  • Does lateralisation of the centre of rotation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty avoid scapular notching? Clinical and radiological review of one hundred and forty cases with forty-five months of follow-up.
    Katz D, Valenti P, Kany J, Elkholti K, Werthel JD.
    Int Orthop. 2016 Jan.
  • Is shoulder arthroplasty an option for Charcot arthropathy ?
    Schoch B, Werthel JD, Sperling JW, Cofield RH, Sanchez-Sotelo J.
    Int Orthop. 2016 Oct 14.
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Effect of Congruence, Depth and Radius on the Stability Ratio of a Simplistic “Ball-and-Socket” Joint Mode.
    Ernstbrunner L, Werthel JD, Hatta T, Thoreson A, An KN, Resch H, Moroder P.
    Bone Joint Res. 2016 Oct.
  • Description and reproducibility assessment of a new CT-Scan index to measure the glenoid orientation in relation to the anterior glenoid surface.
    Moraiti C, Klouche S, Werthel JD, Bauer T, Hardy P.
    Int Orthop 2016 Oct 4
  • Regarding “Metal-backed glenoid implant with polyethylene insert is not a viable long-term therapeutic option”
    Katz D, Werthel JD, Kany J, Valenti P.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Dec.
  • Effect of scapular external rotation on the axillary nerve during the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure : an anatomical investigation.
    Reinares F, Werthel JD, Moraiti C, Valenti P.
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jun 24.
  • Modified Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release.
    Werthel JD, Cortez M, Elhassan B.
    Hand Surg Rehabil. 2016 Jun.
  • Ultrasound-guided intra-articular tenotomy of the long head of the biceps- a cadaveric feasibility study.
    Atlan F, Werthel JD.
    Int Orthop. 2016 Jun 4.
  • Use of the entire Flexor Carpi Radialis Tendon for Basal Thumb Ligament Reconstruction Interposition Arthroplasty.
    Werthel JD, Dubert T.
    Hand Surg Rehabil. 2016 Apr.
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty for Chondrolysis.
    Schoch, B, Werthel JD, Cofield R, Sanchez-Sotelo J, Sperling J.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Mar 30.
  • Outcome of Lower Trapezius Transfer to Reconstruct Massive Irreparable Posterior-Superior Rotator Cuff Tear.
    Elhassan B, Wagner E, Werthel JD.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Mar 8.
  • Arthroscopic-assisted latissimus dorsi transfer for subscapularis deficiency.
    Kany J, Guinand R, Croutzet P, Valenti P, Werthel JD, Grimberg J.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Apr.
  • Shoulder arthroplasty for Sequelae of Poliomyelitis.
    Werthel JD, Schoch B, Sperling J, Cofield R, Elhasaan B.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Dec.
  • Does an increase in modularity improve the outcomes of total shoulder replacement? Comparison across design generations.
    Schoch B, Werthel JD, Schleck C, Sperling J, Cofield R.
    Int. Orthop. 2015 Oct.
  • Direct flexor carpi radialis to abductor pollicis longus tenodesis: an easier and fast suspension arthroplasty after trapeziectomy.
    Werthel JD, Schoch B, Elhassan B.
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2015 May.
  • Radial clubhand with congenital absence of elbow flexors treated by pedicled latissimus dorsi bipolar transfer: report of one case.
    Werthel JD, Zargarbashi R, Valenti P.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jun.
  • Arthroscopic double row cuff repair with suture bridging and autologous conditioned plasma injection: functional and structural results.
    Werthel JD, Pelissier A, Massin P, Boyer P, Valenti P.
    Int J Shoulder Surg. 2014 Oct.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pathophysiology: role of Subsynovial Connective Tissue.
    Werthel JD, Zhao C, An KN, Amadio P.
    J Wrist Surg. 2014 Nov.
  • Treatment of Kienböck’s disease using a pyrocarbon implant: case report.
    Werthel JD, Hoang DV, Boyer P, Dallaudière B, Massin P, Loriaut P.
    Chir Main. 2014 Sep 24.
  • Acute isolated volar dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint: Case report and literature review.
    Werthel JD, Masmejean E, Silvera J, Boyer P, Schlur C.
    Chir Main. 2014 Jun 20.