François Genêt
Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches

François Genet - Conseiller scientifiqueFrançois Genêt is professor of Universities – Hospital Practitioner in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, head of the neuro-orthopedics research department “End: icap” U1179 INSERM, at Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines University, and is responsible for a unit dedicated to the care of brain-injured patients at the Raymond Poincaré Hospital in Garches.

Professor Genet completed his medical studies at Université Paris-Ouest after two years as a physiotherapist. Before joining Raymond Poincaré Hospital in 2005, he practiced in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services of the Percy Army Instructional Hospital (2003-2005), and the Victor Dupouy Hospital, Argenteuil. (2001-2003).

The clinical and research themes deal with neuro-orthopedic disorders. He created in 2009 a translational research group in neuro-orthopedics with two orientations. The first, clinical and epidemiological, integrates the results of functional surgery, the impact of central and peripheral neurological lesions on the joint and the bone and the repercussions of muscular disorders on limb deformities. Professor in functional anatomy, at the European School of Surgery, he works on the role of each muscle in joint deformity of spastic origin. The second orientation is fundamental whose object is to study the bone behavior after central and peripheral neurological lesion. He created, during a post doc in Brisbane, Australia, the first animal model of spinalised mouse developing neurogenic paraosteoarthropathies and organized in Garches, France, a bank of human heterotopic bone tissue.

Professor Genet is a member of the Société savante Française de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation (SOFMER since 2001), is regional coordinator of MPR DES (since September 2015) and director of the Department of Re-education and Rehabilitation (DU2R) of the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University. This department’s mission is to work on the integration of paramedical professions into the university curriculum.

Scientific publications

  1. Schnitzler A, Ruet A, Baron S, Buzzi JC, Genet F. Botulinum toxin A for treating spasticity in adults: Costly for French hospitals? Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Jul 30. pii: S1877-0657(15)00081-0. doi: 10.1016/ [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Genêt F, Minooee K, Jourdan C, Ruet A, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A. Troublesome heterotopic ossification and stroke: Features and risk factors. A case control study. Brain Inj. 2015 Apr 27:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Genêt F, Kulina I, Vaquette C, Torossian F, Millard S, Pettit AR, Sims NA, Anginot A, Guerton B, Winkler IG, Barbier V, Lataillade JJ, Bousse-Kerdilès MC, Hutmacher DW, Levesque JP. Neurological heterotopic ossification following spinal cord injury is triggered by macrophage-mediated inflammation in muscle. J Pathol. 2015 Feb 25. doi: 10.1002/path.4519.
  4. Genêt F, Ruet A, Almangour W, Gatin L, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A. Beliefs relating to recurrence of heterotopic ossification following excision in patients with spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord. 2015 Feb 17. doi: 10.1038/sc.2015.20. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
  5. Ruet A, Durand MC, Denys P, Lofaso F, Genet F, Schnitzler A. Single fiber EMG analysis of botulinum toxin diffusion in patients with fatigue and pseudobotulism. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jan 22. pii: S0003-9993(15)00040-4. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.01.010. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Salga M, Jourdan C, Durand MC, Hangard C, Denormandie P, Carlier RY, Genêt F. Sciatic nerve compression by neurogenic heterotopic ossification: use of CT to determine surgical indications. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Feb;44(2):233-40.
  7. Thevenin-Lemoine C, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A, Allieu Y, Judet T, Genêt F. Flexor origin slide for contracture of spastic finger flexor muscles. A retrospective study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 6;95(5):446-453.
  8. Pansard E, Schnitzler A, Lautridou C, Judet T, Denormandie P, Genêt F.Heterotopic ossification of the shoulder after central nervous system lesion: indications for surgery and results. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Dec 12. doi:pii: S1058-2746(12)00363-1. 10.1016/j.jse.2012.08.017. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Boudarham J, Zory R, Genet F, Vigné G, Bensmail D, Roche N, Pradon D. Effects of a knee-ankle-foot orthosis on gait biomechanical characteristics of paretic and non-paretic limbs in hemiplegic patients with genu recurvatum. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Oct 13. pii: S0268-0033(12)00226-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.09.007. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Schnitzler A, Roche N, Denormandie P, Lautridou C, Parratte B, Genet F. Manual needle placement: Accuracy of botulinum toxin a injections. Muscle Nerve. 2012 Oct;46(4):531-4. doi: 10.1002/mus.23410. PMID:22987693. [PubMed – in process]
  11. Genêt F, Chehensse C, Jourdan C, Lautridou C, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A. Impact of the Operative Delay and the Degree of Neurologic Sequelae on Recurrence of Excised Heterotopic Ossification in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2012 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  12. Genet F, Autret K, Schnitzler A, Lautridou C, Bernuz B, Denormandie P, Allieu Y, Parratte B. Motor Branch of Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus: Anatomic localization for selective block, a useful technique before muscle transfer. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Dec;93(12):2309-12. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.03.015. Epub 2012 Mar 26.
  13. Jourdan C, Bayen E, Bosserelle V, Azerad S, Genet F, Fermanian C, Aegerter P, Pradat-Diehl P, Weiss JJ, Azouvi P, Paris-Tbi Study MO. Referral to Rehabilitation After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Results From the Paris-TBI Study. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Bernuz B, Genet F, Terrat P, Pradon D, Barbot F, Bussel B, Bensmail D. Botulinum Toxin Effect on Voluntary and Stretch Reflex-Related Torque Produced by the Quadriceps: An Isokinetic Pilot Study. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Jan 3.
  15. Genêt F, Jourdan C, Lautridou C, Chehensse C, Minooee K, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A. The impact of preoperative hip heterotopic ossification extent on recurrence in patients with head and spinal cord injury: a case control study. PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23129. Epub 2011 Aug 10.
  16. Naar F, Dinh A, Genet F, Salomon J, Carlier R, Bernard L. [Pseudoseptical myositis ossificans in spinal cord injuried patients.] Presse Med. 2011 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] French.
  17. Schnitzler A, Genet F, Durand MC, Roche N, Bensmail D, Chartier-Kastler E, Denys P. Pilot study evaluating the safety of intradetrusor injections of botulinum toxin type A: Investigation of generalized spread using single-fiber EMG. Neurourol Urodyn. 2011 Jun 9. doi: 10.1002/nau.21103. [Epub ahead of print]
  18. Pradon D, Hutin E, Khadir S, Taiar R, Genet F, Roche N. A pilot study to investigate the combined use of Botulinum toxin type-a and ankle foot orthosis for the treatment of spastic foot in chronic hemiplegic patients. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011 May 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Saintyves G, Genet F, Allieu Y, Judet T, Denormandie P. Surgical management of spasticity of the intrinsic muscles of the long fingers in adults after cerebral palsy, 68 operated hands.] Chir Main. 2011 Feb;30(1):46-51. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
  20. Genet F, Jourdan C, Schnitzler A, Lautridou C, Guillemot D, Judet T, Poiraudeau S, Denormandie P. Troublesome heterotopic ossification after central nervous system damage: A survey of 570 surgeries. PLoS One. 2011;6:e16632
  21. Ezra J, Roffi F, Eichwald F, Colas F, Mokhtari S, Le Breton C, Safa D, Genet F, Mompoint D, Vallée C, Carlier RY. Imaging features of neurologic and orthopedic complications from severe trauma]. J Radiol. 2010 Dec;91(12 Pt 2):1371-86. French.
  22. Genêt F, Schnitzler A, Mathieu S, Autret K, Thefenne L, Dizien O, Maldjian A. Orthotic device and gait in polio patients. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2010 Feb;53(1):51-9.
  23. Genêt F, Marmorat JL, Lautridou C, Schnitzler A, Mailhan L, Denormandie P. Impact of late surgical intervention on hip heterotopic ossification following traumatic neurological injury. Br JBJS 2009;91-B:1493-8
  24. Genêt F, Thefenne L, Boyer F. Postpolio syndrome. Rev Prat. 2009 Oct 20;59(8):1085-6. French
  25. Genêt F, Autret K, Roche N, Lapeyre E, Schnitzler A, Mandjui B, Manou B, Dziri C, Helleuch H, Rejeb N, Oudghiri N, Revel M, Poiraudeau S. Comparison of the repercussions of cLBP in 4 French-speaking countries. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2009 Dec;52(10):717-28.Epub 2009 Sep 5. English, French.
  26. Roche N, Schnitzler A, Genêt F, Durand MC, Bensmail D. Undesirable Distant Effects Following Botulinum Toxin A Injection. Clin Neuropharmacology. 2008 sept/oct; 31(5)272-27280.
  27. Genêt F, Schnitzler A, Lapeyre E, Roche N, Autret K, Fermanian C, Poiraudeau S. Change of impairment, disability and patient satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty in secondary care practice. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2008 Nov;51(8):671-6, 676-82. English, French.
  28. Genêt F, Gouin F, Coudeyre E, Revel M, Rannou F. The Benefits of ambulatory physiotherapy for patients able to leave the surgery department directly for home just after total hip replacement. Development of French guidelines for clinical practice. Ann Réadapt Med Phys. 2007, doi10.1016/j.annrmp.2007.10.003. English, French.
  29. Genêt F, Mascard E, Coudeyre E, Revel M, Rannou F. The Benefits of ambulatory physiotherapy for patients able to leave the surgery department directly for home just after total knee replacement. Development of French guidelines for clinical practice. Ann Réadapt Med Phys. 2007, doi10.1016/j.annrmp.2007.10.004. English, French.
  30. Genêt F, Lapeyre E, Schnitzler A, Hausséguy A, D’Apolito AC, Lafaye de Micheaux R, Regrain E, Revel M, Poiraudeau S. Evaluation psycho-comportementale de la lombalgie chronique. Ann Réadapt Med Phys. 2006 Jun ; 49(5) ;226-33.
  31. Roche N, Schnitzler A, Genêt F, Ben Smail D. Radiculalgie après implantation de pompe à baclofène. Ann Réadapt Med Phys. 2006 Apr ; 49(3) ;248-51.
  32. Schnitzler A, D’Apolito AC, Roche N, Genet F, Ameille J, Azouvi P. Les travailleurs handicapés par une déficience neuromotrice en milieu ordinaire de travail. Données d’un service interentreprise de santé au travail. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2006 Apr;49(3):119-124.
  33. Genêt F, Laffont I, Denormandie P, Schnitzler A, Lapeyre E, Dizien O. Pieds équins constitués de l’adulte: correction par fixateur externe d’Ilizarov. Ann Réadapt Med Phys. 2005 Mar ; 48(2) : 101-105.
  34. Genêt F, Poiraudeau S, Revel M. Etude de l’efficacité et de l’observance à un an d’un programme court de rééducation assorti d’un autoprogramme dans la lombalgie chronique. Ann Readapt Med Phys. 2002 Jun ;45(6) :265-72

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