Mr Martin Holt

Mr Edward Martin Holt

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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About me

Martin Holt is a Shoulder and Elbow Consultant specialising in Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) and arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) of the shoulder and elbow with over 25 years experience in Teaching arthroscopic and arthroplasty Surgery to UK and European specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

His private practice, with full admitting rights, is both at The BMI Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle and the Spire Regency Hospital, Macclesfield. He accepts Primary, Secondary and Tertiary referrals of complex shoulder and elbow problems from Shoulder and Elbow surgical colleagues and is recognised by all UK medical insurance companies.

Appointed in 1997 as the Consultant Specialist in Shoulder and Elbow surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma at University Hospitals South Manchester, UHSM, a UK Major Trauma centre. Martin Holt continues with an NHS commitment to the trauma on call for patients in Manchester and since 2008 he has been Chairman of Orthopaedic Audit.

Martin Holt is the immediate past Chairman of the BESS* Education committee having been a Committee Member since 2001 overseeing the on going development of Shoulder and Elbow surgery in the UK for Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons with Instructional courses, Revalidation of Shoulder and Elbow surgery courses for the BOA** and assessment of research presented by UK Shoulder and Elbow surgeons.

Martin has served two terms of office as Council Member of BESS* for UK shoulder and elbow surgeons 2010-2013 and 2015-present after being elected twice by his peers.

He is the past Chairman and Director for the courses of MTASS ***(Master Techniques in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery) and the Chief of Faculty for the Exactec Shoulder Replacement courses. He has demonstrated new techniques for shoulder arthroscopy in live surgery and via satellite link and has been an invited Faculty member on shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty courses in the UK and Europe since 1996 and continues to teach shoulder and elbow surgery with Registrars/trainees trained by Martin Holt have been successful in being appointed as Shoulder/Elbow Consultants throughout the UK and abroad.

The Objective Practical Assessment Tool developed by Martin and his BESS colleagues is available free to all trainees and trainers worldwide.

Martin Holt has research interests in Shoulder arthroscopic techniques, major upper limb injuries and shoulder and elbow litigation. He is an author of all of the editions of The Guide for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Therapists (GOST) which can also be used by patients to gain a greater understanding of their surgery and postoperative management.

Martin enjoys many sports but has difficulty in finding time for them all. One of the teams Martin supports with his son is Macclesfield Town FC. Martin and his family also enjoy skiing and sailing. He enjoys fishing and the Prince Albert Angling Society has a lot more fish available as a result of his angling skills!

*BESS British Elbow and Shoulder Society
**BOA British Orthopaedic Association
***MTASS Master Techniques in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Areas of interest

Shoulder Surgery;
Treatment of shoulder pain and painful shoulders;
Arthroscopic (keyhole surgery) Treatment of shoulder;
Sports injuries:
Shoulder subacromial decompression;
Stabilisation of shoulder;
Surgery to labrum of shoulder;
Biceps tendon surgery;
SLAP treatment and surgery;
Surgery of the scapula (shoulder blade);
Proximal humeral and shoulder fracture surgery;
Partial rotator cuff repair surgery;
Full thickness rotator cuff surgery;
repair of torn rotator cuff; (small, medium large);
Frozen shoulder treatment;
Treatment of stiff shoulder;
Shoulder replacement;
Revision shoulder surgery;
AcromioClavicular joint stabilisation and excision;
Degenerative acromioclavicular joint treatment;
Treatment of shoulder pain

Elbow pain; Elbow surgery; Sports injury to the elbow; Elbow arthroscopy; Tennis elbow; Golfers elbow; Posterior interosseous nerve syndrome decompression; Elbow replacement surgery; Revision elbow replacement surgery;
Ulnar nerve decompression;

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