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Scott Martin, MD
Scott Martin, MD
Director, Joint Preservation Service
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass General Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine Center at Charles River Plaza
175 Cambridge St.
Charles River Plaza
Boston, MA 02114
Orthopaedics at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
1st Floor, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
- MD, Jefferson Medical College
- Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Fellowship, American Sports Medicine Institute
- Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Martin’s research interests are focused sports injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder. The majority of his research is dedicated to optimizing management of joint injuries either surgically or by physical therapy with the goal of joint preservation. He is involved in a number of ongoing studies and has, in particular, concentrated on optimizing treatment for patients with labral tears of the hip and developing novel surgical techniques for hip preservation. Other areas of interest include rotator cuff injuries and ligamentous injuries of the shoulder, labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, gluteal tears of the hip, and complex and isolated knee ligament reconstruction.
He has been involved in large multicentered clinical trials such as the METEOR trial that compared surgical correction of knee meniscal tears to physical therapy in patients who also had knee osteoarthritis. His current studies include clinical trials, prospective patient databases, retrospective chart reviews, and anatomic investigations.
Dr. Martin collaborates with the Harvard Medical School Tissue Engineering Laboratories in several projects. His most recent projects concern the use of biologic treatments such as stem cells to optimize management of sports related injuries of joints.
- Lei P, Conaway WK, Martin SD. Outcome of Surgical Treatment of Hip Femoroacetabular Impingement Patients with Radiographic Osteoarthritis: A Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. September 2018. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00380.
- MacFarlane LA, Yang H, Collins JE, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Wright J, Losina E, Katz JN. Association of Changes in Effusion-Synovitis and Progression of Cartilage Damage Over 18 Months in Patients with Osteoarthritis and Meniscal Tear. Arthritis Rheumatol (Hoboken, NJ). August 2018. doi:10.1002/art.40660.
- Martin SD, Conaway WK, Lei P. Use of Intra-Articular Corticosteroids in Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100(10):885-891. doi:10.2106/JBJS.17.00289.
- Conaway WK, Martin SD. Puncture Capsulotomy During Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement: Preserving Anatomy and Biomechanics. Arthrosc Tech. 2017;6(6):e2265-e2269. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2017.08.036.
- Skelley NW, Conaway WK, Martin SD. “In-Round” Labral Repair After Acetabular Recession Using Intermittent Traction. Arthrosc Tech. 2017;6(5):e1807-e1813. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2017.06.061.
Related News and Articles
- Nov | 27 | 2017
The Orthopaedics Advances December 2017 edition explores new techniques for treating femoral acetabular impingement, contouring bone growths without damaging the junction and new frontiers in stem cell treatment.
- Feb | 3 | 2019
Dr. Mark Price, Dr. Peter Asnis and Dr. Scott Martin of the Sports Medicine Center on the field after the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams on February 3.