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Mr Martyn Porter

Mr Martyn Porter qualified from the University of Manchester in 1979 and undertook a Joint Replacement Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston in 1989. He presently holds an NHS Consultant post at Wrightington Hospital for Joint Disease. Mr Porter specialises in hip and knee reconstructive surgery and offers a variety of surgical techniques including minimal invasive surgery, resurfacing arthroplasty, uni-compartmental knee replacement and reconstruction of the failed implant. He is also a dedicated researcher and holds honorary appointments at the University of Manchester and at the University of Central Lancashire. His present research interests include analysis of migration of implants (Radio Stereographic Analysis) and the use of computer navigation systems to assist the surgeon in improving intra-operative navigation and implantation.

He has published numerous articles on hip and knee replacement, biomechanics and clinical outcomes. He was awarded the Arthur Edward Burton Memorial Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1988 and was selected as an international travelling Fellow by the British Orthopaedic Association in 1994. In 2005 he was elected President of the British Hip Society and reviews papers for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and Hip International.

He is professionally affiliated to the European Hip Society and  International Hip society. He is a worldwide speaker on many aspects of his Orthopaedic work, recently in such places as Australia, USA, France, Sweden and Norway to name but a few. Lecturing on an international basis he feels is a very important aspect of his work and says, "Travelling is a tremendous opportunity not just to teach but perhaps more importantly to learn from others. Modern technology is there to be exploited but not at the expense of our patients. New ideas must be correctly and sensibly implemented so that the new can be carefully introduced to supplement the tried and tested techniques of the present and past. Of paramount importance is the well being of the patient and this demands knowledge, surgical expertise, teamwork and of course, dialogue with the patient."

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