Professor Martyn Snow

Consultant Knee and Shoulder Surgeon

MBchB, MSc (Orth Eng), MRCS, FRCS (Trauma&Orth)

Professional Membership

  • International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint preservation Society
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine

Clinical Interests


    My interests include all aspects of shoulder surgery. In particular, arthroscopic procedures such as rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisations, capsular release for frozen shoulder and ACJ injuries. I also perform total and reverse shoulder replacement for arthritis of the shoulder.

    I have particular expertise in cartilage repair and I am a committee member of the International Cartilage Repair Society. I treat all aspects of cartilage injuries using the full spectrum of cartilage regeneration techniques including Osteochondral Allograft and Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation. I perform all associated reconstruction surgeries including, Anterior and Posterior Ligament reconstruction, Meniscal transplantion and Osteotomy in an attempt to prevent and delay joint replacement. In cases of osteoarthritis where the knee cannot be salvaged then I perform Total knee replacement.


Personal profile

Professor Snow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, which is 1 of only 5 purely Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country. He graduated from Edinburgh University and undertook Registrar training in the Manchester region. After completion of UK training he spent 18 months on fellowship in North America. He spent 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia, undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia and subsequently spent 6 months at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in Shoulder and Knee surgery. 

In 2008 he was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American traveling fellowship, visiting some of the world’s foremost shoulder surgeons in major centres such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Houston. In 2018 he was awarded the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy APKASS travelling fellowship visiting centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Professor Snow is a honorary Professor at Birmingham and Aston University where he supervise PhD students and explores his research interests. He has over 60 scientific publications in various International medical journals and has written 6 book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries. He has presented over 100 papers and regularly teaches other Surgeons as a faculty member at various national and International meetings. His current grant awards are in excess of £3,000,000.

In 2006 Professor Snow completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University. He has since designed his own fixation device for use in ACL reconstruction, which is currently in use world-wide. 

Prof. Snow is an invited faculty member on courses and meetings across the globe, teaching surgeons the latest techniques in arthroscopic surgery.

Year qualified:

1997