Although he was born and grew up in Savoie, Dr. Charlet is a pure product of the Lyon School. He studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon and trained in surgery at the University Hospital of Lyon, more particularly under the tutelage of Pr. Georges de Mourgues, one of the first surgeons in France who devoted himself exclusively to hip arthroplasty.
Dr. Charlet practised orthopaedic surgery in the same private clinic in Lyon from 1974 to 2004 and treated both primary surgery cases and revision surgery cases.
He was one of the co-founders of the Artro Group in 1981 and took part in the conception and development of the Titan and Corail prostheses.
Dr. Charlet is now retired but he continues to participate in the activities of the Artro Group and in the evolution of the implants.