Posts by Scott Martin, MD
Sex Differences Evident in Utilization, Perioperative Outcomes of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Sports medicine researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that women account for a smaller proportion of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair procedures than men and experience longer hospital stays despite shorter operative times, whereas men are at greater risk of severe adverse events and readmission.
Arthroscopic Acetabular Labral Repair Versus Labral Debridement: Long-term Survivorship and Functional Outcomes
Michael P. Kucharik, MD, Scott D. Martin, MD, and colleagues show that patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of labral tears were less likely to convert to total hip arthroplasty than those who underwent debridement, despite adjustment for differences in baseline characteristics and preexisting pathology.
Systematic Review: Management and Prognosis of Acute Hamstring Injury in Athletes
Scott D. Martin, MD, and Nathan H. Varady, MD, MBA, conclude from a systematic review of the medical literature that acute proximal hamstring injuries should be managed surgically while muscle injuries typically improve with physical therapy.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Promising for Treating Hip Arthroscopy
Scott D. Martin, MD, and colleagues report significant improvement in short-term improvement on International Hip Outcome Tool–33 and other measures for 50 patients who had full-thickness chondral flaps preserved with bone marrow aspirate concentrate during hip arthroscopy, compared to 31 treated with microfracture.
IUDs Not Linked to Hip Pain in Premenopausal Women
In a first-of-its-kind nationwide study, Nathan H. Varady, MD, MBA, Scott D. Martin, MD, and colleagues found no difference between users of intrauterine devices and users of other long-acting contraception in rates of hip pain or related outcomes.
Short-Term Complications of Hip Corticosteroid Injection Are Infrequent
Paul F. Abraham, MD, Scott D. Martin, MD, and colleagues offer the strongest data available that the risk associated with hip corticosteroid/anesthetic injection is low and comparable to that in control subjects.
Novel Physical Examination Techniques Identify Rotator Cuff Tears Missed by Static Tests
The dynamic isotonic manipulation examination and unopposed active abduction test, designed by Scott D. Martin, MD, of the Sports Medicine Center, extend the utility of a physical examination when a full-thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon is suspected, despite negative results on static tests.
Expanding Understanding of the Labrum and Chondrolabral Junction
In this video, Scott Martin, MD, director of the Joint Preservation Service and the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses his research into the labrum and the chondrolabral junction of the shoulder.
Racial Gap Amongst U.S. Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients Persists
Matthew J. Best, MD, Sports Medicine fellow, and Scott Martin, MD, director of the Joint Preservation Service in the Department of Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues examined racial differences in total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse TSA data over five year period (2012-2017).
MRI Prior to Conservative Therapy Often Unnecessary for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain
For most patients presenting with atraumatic shoulder pain and minimal strength deficits, MRI before a trial of conservative therapy is a substantial unnecessary cost because it does not influence management.
Arthroscopically Assisted Core Decompression for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Should Focus on Early Stages
According to the longest retrospective study to date, arthroscopically assisted core decompression is a durable surgical approach for Ficat–Arlet stage I and stage IIa osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
Arthroscopic Treatment of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Hip Using Puncture Capsulotomy
Orthopedic surgeons at Mass General are using puncture capsulotomy for excision of pigmented villonodular synovitis from the hip joint, which maintains the integrity of the capsule while preserving the iliofemoral ligament.
Preop Osteoarthritis Predicts Poor Prognosis After Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement
Based on the first meta-analysis of the topic, orthopedic surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital recommend against arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in patients who have frank osteoarthritis.
Nonsurgical Treatment of Hip Labral Tears Improves Function, but Pain Can Persist
In the largest reported cohort of patients with confirmed hip labral injuries, nonsurgical management significantly improved function, but many patients reported residual pain and limitation of activities.
New Technique for Managing Chondrolabral Junction Breakdown During Hip Arthroscopy
Scott D. Martin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a method of repairing damage to the chondrolabral junction as part of hip arthroscopy without the need for donor-site morbidity, open procedures or multiple surgeries.
Use of Puncture Capsulotomy During Hip Arthroscopy
Puncture capsulotomy, a promising technique being refined at Mass General for performing hip arthroscopy and treating femoroacetabular impingement, avoids cutting across the iliofemoral ligament.
Preserving the Chondrolabral Junction
New techniques for treating femoral acetabular impingement include contouring bone growths and stem cell treatment to promote post-arthroscopic healing.
Scott Martin, MD, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and is Board-Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. He completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Martin completed fellowships in total joint arthroplasty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama.
Dr. Martin specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder. While his primary practice is in sports medicine, he also performs joint replacement surgery of the shoulder.
Dr. Martin is a team physician for New England Patriots NFL Team, as well as the medical director for the New England Revolution MLS Team. Additionally he is the head team physician for Bridgewater State University. He also is a consultant for the Toronto Blue Jays, the World Hockey League and the National Hockey League.
Dr. Martin has been named one of the top 100 doctors by Boston Magazine numerous times and has received the prestigious Golden Apple Teaching Award. He was also awarded the Distinguished Clinician Award by Harvard Medical School.