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Nick Martin

Dr Nick Martin Orthopaedic SurgeonDr Martin is in private practice at Constantiaberg Mediclinic as well as Vincent Pallotti Hospital. He is a specialist hip- and knee surgeon and maintains an active interest in orthopaedic trauma surgery.

Dr Martin qualified MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 1997. He specialised in orthopaedic surgery at UCT and graduated FCS Orth (SA) in 2008. Subsequently he recieved specialist hip- and knee surgery training at Groote Schuur Hospital and Vincent Pallotti Hospital (De Puy Arthroplasty Fellowship) for 18 months.

He lives in the southern suburbs with his wife and three sons.

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Dr Martin attended the Zimmer Masterclass in revision Knee Surgery in February 2015.

This course featured an international faculty and extensive real-time surgical experience.

Cape Joint Surgery is now one of the busiest arthroplasty revision centres in South Africa with national and international referrals.

Recent International Conferences Attended:

South African Orthopaedic Congress, Drakensberg (2009)
Arthroplasty Conference 2009, Sun City, Magaliesberg, South Africa, (May 2009)
Hand Congress, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
South African Orthopaedic Congress, Port Elizabeth (2008)

Dr Martin attended a two-day course on the latest concepts in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This course provider for both theory as well as practical training in the techniques that are currently the standard of care in this dynamic branch of orthopaedics.

Dr Martin has recently attended a revision total hip replacement-as well as a revision total knee replacement masterclass course. These courses concentrated on the latest techniques and implant choices which are coming to the fore in Europe and the United States of America.

Dr Martin is co-author of a research paper, dealing with the longevity of Duraloc cups in patients over a 15 year period. This article is due for publication this year.

Recent Papers:

15 year survivorship of Duraloc 100 acetabular implants in 100 patients.(SAOA 2009, SAAS 2009)
The use of Duraloc 100 acetabular implants in revision surgery with acetabular bone loss (SAAS 2009, SAOA 2008)
ASR hip resurfacing in specific patient subgroups (SAAS 2009)
Locked plate fixation of proximal humeral fractures – intermediate term outcomes. (SAOA 2006)
Acute haematogenous osteomyelitis – 20 year review of 600 pateints. (SAOA 2004)