Mr Martin Holt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Year qualified:1983


Personal profile


Mr Martin Holt is nationally and internationally recognised as an arthroscopic specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery and has been lecturing and demonstrating shoulder and elbow surgery since 1995. He is the course convenor and head of the teaching faculty of Master Techniques in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery course and is visited by Shoulder consultants, European and British Fellows for advanced arthroscopic surgery teaching.

He is also head of the teaching faculty for the Sheffield Shoulder arthroplasty course which is cadaver based enabling shoulder surgeons to be develop the surgical techniques associated with the various types of shoulder joint replacements.

Mr Holt instigated the introduction of local anaesthetic blocks at The Alexandra Hospital. Operating under blocks reduces the potential of respiratory complications allied to a general anaesthetic, but patients will always have the choice of a general anaesthetic should they prefer to go to sleep rather than watching their operation on the monitor.

Martin Holt specialises in keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery of the shoulder including rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisation and the management of stiff and painful shoulders. Rugby, football, golf, cricket, skiing, and tennis are just some of the sports associated with shoulder and elbow injuries regularly treated by Mr Holt who also manages complex fractures of the upper limb in his private as well as his NHS practice at the University Hospital of South Manchester major trauma centre.

He was elected to the council of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) in 2010 and is a founding member of the BESS education committee a reviewer of research papers for the Journal Shoulder elbow and is author and series editor of the G.O.S.T. a Guide for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Therapists.

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Professional Membership

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)  elected to council 2010

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery

  • Instability, stiff and frozen shoulders,

  • Sports injuries

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