Professor Martyn Snow

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

Year qualified:1997

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Personal profile

Professor Martyn Snow is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, which is 1 of only 5 purely Orthopaedic Hospitals in the country. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University and undertook his registrar training in the Manchester region. He spent 18 months on a fellowship in North America, 12 months in Halifax, Nova Scotia undertaking a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic of Nova Scotia. 

He subsequently spent 6 months at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto, gaining further experience in shoulder and knee surgery. In 2008 Martyn was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society - North American travelling fellowship. This enabled him to spend a further 4 weeks visiting some of the world’s foremost shoulder surgeons in major centres such as New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Houston. 

Martyn has over 50 publications in various International medical journals, has written two book chapters on knee and shoulder injuries and has presented over 70 papers at various national and International meetings. In 2007 he was recognised by the European Trauma Society, and awarded a prize for the best scientific paper published that year. 

In 2006 he completed an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering from Cardiff University and has since designed his own fixation device for use in ACL reconstruction, which is currently on sale worldwide.

Martyn has an honorary chair in Chemical Engineering at The University of Birmingham and an honorary chair in Regenerative Medicine at Aston University. His current research interests include the use of stem cells for cartilage and tendon repair, bone marrow concentrate, platelet rich plasma and bone healing.

Martyn is an invited faculty member on numerous national and international courses, teaching surgeons the latest techniques in arthroscopic surgery.

Professional Membership



  • The Royal College of Surgeon

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Clinical Interests



  • Professor Snow’s 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. He also performs shoulder replacement for arthritis of the shoulder.

  • He has a major interest in sporting injuries of the knee, including anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. He treats all aspects of cartilage injuries in the young adult, using the full spectrum of cartilage regeneration techniques, osteotomy, unicondylar and total knee replacement.

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