Contact Information


Phone: 517-353 5420

Veterinary Medical Center - North Building (Wings A - E)
736 Wilson RD, Room D165B/C
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Doc. Méd. Vét., Toulouse Veterinary School, France, 1981
  • Residency, Michigan State University, 1994
  • MS, Michigan State University, 1996
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1998
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons

Clinical interests

  • Total joint replacement (Hip, Knee, Elbow, Ankle)
  • Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis in traumatology
  • Pediatric traumatology
  • Revision surgery
  • Advanced surgical planning using CT based 3D modeling
  • Use of virtual reality in teaching

Research interests

  • Musculoskeletal applied basic science - Comparative orthopedics
  • Joint biomechanics
  • Total joint replacement
  • Implant design – (I-Loc interlocking nail [US patent])
  • Use of robotics in surgery
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Dr. Déjardin came to the United States in 1989 as MSU’s first International Surgical Fellow. He continued his clinical and academic training as a surgery resident and master of science student. He then further specialized in comparative orthopedic research under Dr. Arnoczky’s mentorship. Dr. Dejardin and his team produced numerous research projects and scientific papers, as well as national and international presentations. Dr. Déjardin is currently professor and head of orthopedic surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences where his activity is equally divided between research and clinic teaching/service.

Dr. Déjardin's research activities include biomechanics and implant design. As an orthopedic surgeon, he also specializes in minimally invasive surgery, pediatric traumatology, joint replacement, and revision surgery.

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