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Dr. Jean-Claude de Mauroy de Curière de Castelnau


Medical Doctor, Specialist in:​​

  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system

  • Electromyography

  • Osteopathy and manual medicine

  • Sports Medicine

  • In 1973, Dr. de Mauroy was still a medical student at the “Centre des Massues”, world famous for scoliosis treatment. He met Dr. Stagnara who entrusted him with his thesis on infantile scoliosis. MD in 1975, he became head of a department of 36 beds for paediatric orthopaedics.

  • With Dr. Stagnara, Dr. de Mauroy co-founded the Outpatient and Documentation department of the Centre des Massues. When Dr. Stagnara retired, he created with his successor Dr Picault, the European Spine Center at the Clinique du Parc.

  • Dr. de Mauroy is retired lecturer at the University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1

 - Faculty of Medicine,

 - Faculty of Pharmacy,

 - Institute of Rehabilitation,

 - Polytechnic Institute,

  • President of the SIRER (International Society of Spine Research) and President of SOSORT in 2013.

  • Co-inventor of the new Lyon brace ARTbrace (2013) (EP 2 878 284 A1).


  • SOSORT 2010 – “Historical Lyonnaise brace treatment for adolescent hyperkyphosis. Results of 272 cases reviewed 2 years minimum after removal of the brace”

  • SOSORT 2015 – “The short time results after 1- year of the first 1 00 scoliosis treated with the new Lyon ARTbrace:

  • A matched pair control with the old Lyon Brace”.

  • Rééducation des Scolioses (with P Stagnara & G Mollon), 1978, pp152, ISBN 2-7046-1331-1

  • La scoliose – Traitement orthopédique conservateur. 1996, ISBN 2-84023-119-0


  • Reciprocal angulation of vertebral bodies in a sagittal plane: approach to references for the evaluation of kyphosis and lordosis, Stagnara P, De Mauroy JC, Dran G, Gonon GP, Costanzo G, Dimnet J, Pasquet A. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1982 Jul-Aug;7(4):335-42. PMID: 7135066.

  • Idiopathic scoliosis and chaos. de Mauroy JC. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;135:53-7. PMID: 18401080.

  • 7th SOSORT consensus paper: conservative treatment of idiopathic & Scheuermann's kyphosis. de Mauroy J, Weiss H, Aulisa A, Aulisa L, Brox J, Durmala J, Fusco C, Grivas T, Hermus J, Kotwicki T, Le Blay G, Lebel A, Marcotte L, Negrini S, Neuhaus L, Neuhaus T, Pizzetti P, Revzina L, Torres B, Van Loon P, Vasiliadis E, Villagrasa M, Werkman M, Wernicka M, Wong M, Zaina F. Scoliosis. 2010 May 30;5:9. PMID: 20509962.

  • "Brace Technology" Thematic Series - The Lyon approach to the conservative treatment of scoliosis. de Mauroy JC, Lecante C, Barral F. Scoliosis. 2011 Mar 20;6:4. PMID: 21418597

  • Prospective study and new concepts based on scoliosis detorsion of the first 225 early in-brace radiological results with the new Lyon brace: ARTbrace. Jean Claude de Mauroy, Cyril Lecante, Frédéric Barral and Sophie Pourret. Scoliosis 2014, 9:19  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-9-19.


Lyon Brace 

Andrea Lebel is the Lyon Method Accreditation Course Instructor and the examiner for the certification exam.

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