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Mr Martyn Porter

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS Ed (Orth)


Orthopaedic surgery

NHS hospital

Wrightington Hospital

Year qualified


Clinical interests

  • Primary total hip and knee surgery
  • Revision hip and knee surgery
  • Complex hip and knee reconstruction
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Extensive experience in hip resurfacing (over 500 cases). 
  • Infected cases and post trauma
  • Young patients with arthritis
  • Cemented and cementless fixation
  • Alternative and new bearing technologies such as metal on metal and ceramic on ceramic
  • Complex anatomy
  • Abnormalities such as hip dysplasia
  • Perthes
  • Previous trauma
  • Bone grafting techniques
  • Femoral and acetabular reconstruction with bone grafting and/or mega prostheses
  • Second opinion

Professional memberships

  • British Hip Society, President 2005 
  • British Orthopaedic Association, Council Member 2001 – 2003, 2008 – 2010
  • British Association of Surgery to the Knee
  • European Hip Society
  • International Hip Society
  • National Joint Registry, Steering Committee Member 2003 – present
  • Chairman of NJR Editorial Board 2008 onwards

Professional profile

  • Qualified University of Manchester MBChB 1979
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1983, FRCS Ed Orth 1989
  • Tutor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 1986 – 1987
  • Clinical Fellow Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard 1989
  • Honorary Lecturer University of Manchester 1990
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Manchester
  • Senior Lecturer University of Central Lancashire

Research:  Clinical Outcome Studies, RSA Studies (x-ray analysis).

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