Christopher Martin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher Martin

Contact Info

mart1865@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9400

Fax 612-273-7959

Office Address:
M Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE
4th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South, Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Carol Skaja-Jacobsen

Administrative Phone
612-273-7951

Administrative Email
cskajaja@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-273-7959

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Spine Surgeon


MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa

Fellowship in Spine, Emory University


I aim to provide personalized care that relieves pain and restores function. 

Summary

After high school, Dr. Martin attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time in Madison, Dr. Martin was an active researcher, and learned genetic laboratory techniques which he applied studying plant virology and prostate cancer. His research efforts were granted a Hilldale Research Award in 2005. He graduated with numerous academic honors, including a 4.0 GPA, a nomination to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, multiple CALS Merit Awards, and a special designation for honors in research. In 2006, he was named the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Most Outstanding Student.

After undergrad, Dr. Martin moved to Baltimore Maryland, where he studied medicine at one of the foremost medical institutions in the world, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He graduated in 2011, and was nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA). AOA membership is among the highest honors for graduating students and is granted for a combination of high academic standing, leadership, professionalism, a firm sense of ethics, promise of future success in medicine, and a commitment to service in the school and community. During his time in Medical School, Dr. Martin continued his research efforts and published manuscripts studying the impact of cement augmentation on the incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis after spine surgery, as well as on rare tumors of the sacrum.

After medical school, Dr. Martin matched into orthopedic residency at the University of Iowa. Residency continued to be an academically productive time for Dr. Martin. His research focused on issues related to quality and value in the changing healthcare arena, as well as on patient outcomes with an emphasis on risk factors for complications. Overall, he has authored or co-authored over 40 pubmed citable manuscripts, and has been the PI or Co-PI on four major grants including two from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and one each from the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Iowa Orthopaedic Society. He also contributed with leadership in orthopedics, serving as a member of the Publications Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and as a grant reviewer for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.

After residency, Dr. Martin completed the prestigious fellowship program in Spine Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota. His mission is to provide care for patients with spinal conditions that helps to relieve pain and restore function with the least invasive technique available.

Expertise

  • Adult Spine Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • Francis Craig Krauskopf Memorial Award for Excellence in Chemistry – 2003
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Merit Award – 2005
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Merit Award – 2006
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award – 2006
  • Nominated to the Order of Omega Honor Society – 2006
  • Nominated to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – 2006
  • Honors in Research Designation – 2007
  • Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Wisconsin - 2007
  • Nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society – 2011
  • Scored 100 (relative to same year test takers) on the 2012 Orthopaedic In Training Exam
  • Research featured in AAOS Now – 8/2/2013
  • Invited speaker for Sirius XM Doctor Radio – 8/12/2013
  • Winner of Best Clinical Research Presentation in the Poster Category at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, titled “Risk Factors for Systemic 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality After Single Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion or Arthroplasty: A Report of 3,056 Cases and Comparison of Inpatient and Outpatient Procedures” - 2013
  • Scored 100 (relative to same year test takers and relative to all test takers) on the 2013 OITE
  • Co-Author of the Best Clinical Research Presentation in the Poster Category at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, titled “Comorbidities in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty: Do They Influence Hospital Costs and Length of Stay?” – 2014
  • Russell H. Hibbs Award Finalist at the SRS Annual Meeting, for the paper, “Increasing Hospital Charges for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in the United States” – 2014
  • Winner of the Scoliosis Research Society OrthoPediatric Educational Scholarship – 2014
  • Scored 100 (relative to same year test takes and relative to all test takers) on the 2014 OITE
  • Winner of the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Educational Scholarship – 2015
  • Named as the Iowa Resident Representative to the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference – 2015
  • Co-Author of the Carl L. Nelson Award Paper at the MAOA Annual Meeting, titled “Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients With Chronic Renal Disease: Is It Worth The Risk?” - 2015

Professional Associations

  • Grant Review Committee Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
  • Iowa Orthopaedics Journal Editor in Chief; 2015
  • AAOS Publications Committee; 2013-2015

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Martin has regularly presented original research at national and international spine meetings, and has authored or co-authored over 40 peer reviewed manuscripts. In addition, he served as a member of the publications committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) while a resident, and also served on the Grant Review Committee for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. He served as the Principle Investigator or Co-Principle Investigator on awarded grants from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and the Iowa Orthopaedic Society (IOS).

A selection of Dr. Martin's publications and presentations are listed below. The peer reviewed publications are indexed on Pub-Med, and interested readers can use the Pub-Med ID (PMID) number to search for the articles at pubmed.gov.

Research Funding Grants

2005 - Hilldale Research Grant.

Title: Development of a Molecular Marker for Geminivirus Resistance Genes in Tomatoes through Analysis of Tomato Resistance Gene Homologues.

Role: Principle Investigator.

2013 - Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

Acetabular Prosthesis Protrusion after Medial Acetabular Wall Breach in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study.

Role: Principle Investigator.

2014 - Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the Iowa Orthopaedic Society, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Title: Development and Validation of a Risk Calculator for Short Term Complications after Hip Fracture Surgery.

Role: Co-Principle Investigator.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Gharsallah Chouchane S; Gorsane F; Nakhla MK; Salus M; Martin CT; Maxwell DP et al. Evaluation of two gene-silencing constructs for resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl viruses in Nicotiana benthamiana plants. Acta Virol. 2008;52(3):143-9. PMID: 18999888.
  2. Basu HS; Thompson TA; Church DR; Clower CC; Mehraein-Ghomi F; Amlong CA; Martin CT; Woster PM; Lindstrom MJ; Wilding G. A small molecule polyamine oxidase inhibitor blocks androgen-induced oxidative stress and delays prostate cancer progression in the transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate model. Cancer Res. 2009 Oct 1;69(19):7689-95. PMID:19773450.
  3. Martin CT; McCarthy EF. Giant cell tumor of the sacrum and spine: series of 23 cases and a review of the literature. Iowa Orthop J. 2010;30:69-75. PMID: 21045974.
  4. Martin CT; Kebaish KM. Postoperative spinal epidural hematoma at a site distant from the main surgical procedure: a case report and review of the literature. Spine J. 2010 Apr;10(4):e21-5. PMID:20362244.
  5. Martin CT; Witham TF; Kebaish KM. Sacropelvic fixation: two case reports of a new percutaneous technique. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 20;36(9):E618-21. PMID: 21245782.
  6. Martin CT; Morcuende J; Buckwalter JA; Miller BJ. Prereferral MRI use in patients with musculoskeletal tumors is not excessive. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Nov;470(11):3240-5. PMID: 22610528.
  7. Martin CT; Callaghan JJ; Liu SS; Gao Y; Johnston RC. Disparity in preoperative patient factors between insurance types in total joint arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2012 Dec;35(12):e1798-803. PMID: 23218639.
  8. Martin CT; Callaghan JJ; Liu SS; Gao Y; Warth LC; Johnston RC. Disparity in total joint arthroplasty patient comorbidities, demographics, and postoperative outcomes based on insurance payer type. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Dec;27(10):1761-1765 e1. PMID: 22868072.
  9. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes S; Callaghan JJ. Differences in short-term complications between spinal and general anesthesia for primary total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Feb 6;95(3):193-9. PMID: 23269359.
  10. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes SA. Outpatient surgery reduces short-term complications in lumbar discectomy: an analysis of 4310 patients from the ACS-NSQIP database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Feb 1;38(3):264-71. PMID: 22814304.
  11. Kebaish KM; Martin CT; O'Brien JR; LaMotta IE; Voros GD; Belkoff SM. Use of vertebroplasty to prevent proximal junctional fractures in adult deformity surgery: a biomechanical cadaveric study. Spine J. 2013 Dec;13(12):1897-903. PMID: 24094714.
  12. Martin CT; Skolasky RL; Mohamed AS; Kebaish KM. Preliminary Results of The Effect of Prophylactic Vertebroplasty on the Incidence of Proximal Junctional Complications After Posterior Spinal Fusion to the Low Thoracic Spine. Spinal Deformities. 2013;1(2):132-138.
  13. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Clark CR. A comparison of hospital length of stay and short-term morbidity between the anterior and the posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2013 May;28(5):849-54. PMID: 23489731.
  14. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Wolf BR. Risk factors for thirty-day morbidity and mortality following knee arthroscopy: a review of 12,271 patients from the national surgical quality improvement program database. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jul 17;95(14):e98 1-10. PMID: 23864189.
  15. Pugely AJ; Callaghan JJ; Martin CT; Cram P; Gao Y. Incidence of and risk factors for 30-day readmission following elective primary total joint arthroplasty: analysis from the ACS-NSQIP. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Oct;28(9):1499-504. PMID: 23891054.
  16. Martin CT; Gao Y; Pugely AJ; Wolf BR. 30-day morbidity and mortality after elective shoulder arthroscopy: a review of 9410 cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec;22(12):1667-1675 e1. PMID: 24060598.
  17. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Klocke NF; Callaghan JJ; Marsh JL. A risk calculator for short-term morbidity and mortality after hip fracture surgery. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Feb;28(2):63-9. PMID: 24060598.
  18. Pugely AJ; Lu X; Amendola A; Callaghan JJ; Martin CT; Cram P. Trends in the use of total ankle replacement and ankle arthrodesis in the United States Medicare population. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Mar;35(3):207-15. PMID: 24177759.
  19. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Klocke NF; Callaghan JJ; Marsh JL. A risk calculator for short-term morbidity and mortality after hip fracture surgery. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Feb;28(2):63-9. PMID: 23872716.
  20. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes S. Causes and risk factors for 30-day unplanned readmissions after lumbar spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 20;39(9):761-8. PMID: 24525993.
  21. Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Martin CT; Callaghan JJ; Weinstein SL; Marsh JL. The effect of resident participation on short-term outcomes after orthopaedic surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jul;472(7):2290-300. PMID: 24658902.
  22. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Ilgenfritz RM; Weinstein SL. Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Wound Complications After Spinal Arthrodesis in Children: Analysis of 30-Day Follow-Up Data from the ACS-NSQIP. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Aug 15;39(18)1463-70. PMID: 24875961.
  23. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Ilgenfritz R; Weinstein SL. The Incidence and Risk Factors for Short-Term Morbidity and Mortality in Pediatric Deformity Spinal Surgery: An Analysis of the NSQIP Pediatric Database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jul 1;39(15):1225-34. PMID: 24732856.
  24. Callaghan JJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Pugely AJ; Liu SS; Goetz DD et al. What Can Be Learned From Minimum 20-year Followup Studies of Knee Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jan;473(1):94-100. PMID: 25002210.
  25. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes SA; Ilgenfritz RM; Callaghan JJ; Weinstein SL. Increasing Hospital Charges for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in the United States. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 15;39(20):1676-82. PMID: 24983937.
  26. Duchman KR; Pugley AJ; Gao Y; Martin CT; and Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short Term Complications Between Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug;96(16):1387-1394. PMID: 25143499.
  27. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes S. Thirty-Day Morbidity After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Identification of Risk Factors and Emphasis on the Safety of Outpatient Procedures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug;96(15):1288-1294. PMID: 25100776.
  28. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Belatti DA, Callaghan JJ. Comorbidities in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do They Influence Hospital Costs and Length of Stay? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec;472(12):3943-50. PMID: 25190193.
  29. Schick, CW; Koehler, DM; Martin, CT; Gao, Y; Pugely, AJ; Shah, A; Adams, BD. Risk Factors for 30-Day Postoperative Complications and Mortality Following Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2373-2380. PMID: 25447003.
  30. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Weinstein SL. Causes and Risk Factors for 30-day Unplanned Readmissions After Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Feb; 40(4):238-46. PMID: 25674899.
  31. Martin CT; Callaghan JJ; Gao Y; Pugely AJ; Liu SS; Warth LC; Goetz DD. What Can We Learn From 20-Year Followup Studies of Hip Replacement? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Mar 24 (epub ahead of print). PMID: 25800375.
  32. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Mendoza-Lattes SA; Weinstein SL. The Impact of Renal Impairment on Short Term Morbidity Risk Following Lumbar Spine Surgeries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jun 15;40(12):909-16. PMID: 25785964.
  33. Westermann RW; Pugely AJ: Ries Z; Amendola A; Martin CT; Gao Y; Wolf BR. Causes and Predictors of 30-Day Readmission After Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy: An Analysis of 15, 167 Cases. 2015 Jun;31(6):1035-1040.e1. PMID:26048765.
  34. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Schweizer ML; Callaghan JJ. The Incidence of and Risk Factors for 30-Day Surgical Site Infections Following Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 2015 Jun 3 (epub ahead of print). PMID: 26071247.
  35. Warth LC; Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Callaghan JJ. Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients with Chronic Renal Disease: Is It Worth The Risk? J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jun 3.(epub ahead of print). PMID: 26122111.
  36. Duchman KR; Gao Y; Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Noiseux NO; Callaghan JJ. The Effect of Smoking on Short-Term Complications Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jul 1;97(13):1049-58. PMID: 26135071.
  37. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Harwood J; Ong KL; Bozic KJ; Callaghan JJ. Database and Registry Research in Orthopaedic Surgery: Part 1: Claims-Based Data. J. Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2015 Aug 5;97(15):1278-87. PMID: 26246263.
  38. Martin CT; Heiner AD; Baer TE; Pugely AJ; Noiseux NO. Protrusio After Medial Acetabular Wall Breach in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Iowa Orthop J. 2015;35:99-107. PMID: 26361450.
  39. Westermann RW; Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Gao Y; Wolf BR; Hettrich CM. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in the United States: A Comparison of National Volume, Patient Demographics, Complications, and Surgical Indications. Iowa Orthop J. 2015;35:1-7. PMID: 26361437.
  40. Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Harwood J; Ong KL; Bozic KJ; Callaghan JJ. Database and Registry Research in Orthopaedic Surgery: Part 2: Clinical Registry Data. J. Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2015 Nov 4;97(21):1799-808. PMID: 26537168.
  41. Duchman KR; Pugely AJ; Martin CT; Bedard NA; Gao Y; Callaghan JJ. Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Conditions Policy: A problem of Nonpayment After Total Joint Arthroplasty. J. Arthroplasty. 2016 Jan (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID: 26895819.
  42. Bedard NA; Martin CT; Slaven SE; Pugely AJ; Mendoza-Lattes SA; Callaghan JJ. Abnormally High Dislocation Rates of Total Hip Arthroplasty After Spinal Deformity Surgery. J. Arthroplasty, 2016 Aug (Epub Ahead of Print). PMID 27612605.
  43. Martin CT; Gao Y; Pugely AJ. Incidence and Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmissions After Hip Fracture Surgery. Iowa Orthop J. 2016 (36):115-60. PMID 27528853.
  44. Martin CT; Pugely AJ; Gao Y; Skovrlj B; Lee NJ; Cho SK; Mendoza-Lattes SA. Reliability Of A Surgeon-Reported Morbidity And Mortality Database: A Comparison Of Short-Term Morbidity Between The Scoliosis Research Society And National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Databases. Iowa Orthop J. 2016 (36):147-54. PMID: 27528852.
  45. Martin CT; Gao Y; Duchman KR: Pugely AJ. The Impact of Current Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Short-Term Morbidity Risk After Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr:41(7):577-84. PMID: 27018898.

National and International Podium Presentations

  1. Martin CT, Mohamed AS, Skolasky RL, Kebaish, KM. The effect of prophylactic vertebroplasty on the incidence of proximal junctional kyphosis and proximal junctional failure following long posterior spinal fusion in adult spinal deformity: a prospective study. Podium Presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. Kyoto, Japan. September 21-24, 2010.
  2. Martin, CT, Callaghan, JC, Liu, SS, Gao, Y, Johnston, RC. Disparity in Total Joint Arthroplasty Patient Factors and Post-Operative Outcomes Based on Insurance Payer Type. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 21, 2013.
  3. Martin, CT, Callaghan, JC, Liu, SS, Gao, Y, Johnston, RC. Disparity in Access to Care and Pre-Operative Patient Characteristics Between Insurance Type in Joint Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. March 21, 2013.
  4. Martin, CT, Morcuende, JA, Buckwalter, JA, and Miller, BJ. Pre-Referral Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Musculoskeletal Oncology Is Not Excessive. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2013.
  5. Martin, CT, Callaghan, JC, Liu, SS, Gao, Y, Johnston, RC. Disparity in Total Joint Arthroplasty Based on Insurance Payer Type. Podium Presentation at the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. April 18, 2013.
  6. Martin, CT, Morcuende, JA, Buckwalter, JA, and Miller, BJ. Pre-Referral MRI Use in Musculoskeletal Oncology Patients is Not Excessive. Podium Presentation at the Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. April 20, 2013.
  7. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Wolf BR. 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Review of 9,410 Cases. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 12, 2014.
  8. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Wolf BR. Risk Factors for 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Following Knee Arthroscopy: A Review of 12,271 patients. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 13, 2014.
  9. Martin, CT, Pugely, AJ, Gao, Y, Medozoa-Lattes, S, Ilgenfritz, RA, Callaghan, JJ, Weinstein, SL Increasing Hospital Charges in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Fusions. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 12, 2014.
  10. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Wolf BR. 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Review of 9,410 Cases. Podium Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 25, 2014.
  11. Martin, CT, Pugely, AJ, Gao, Y, Ilgenfritz, RA, Weinstein, SL. Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Wound Complications After Spinal Arthrodesis in Children. Podium Presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. Anchorage, AK. September 11, 2014.
  12. Martin, CT, Pugely, AJ, Gao, Y, Medozoa-Lattes, S, Ilgenfritz, RA, Callaghan, JJ, Weinstein, SL Increasing Hospital Charges in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Fusions. Russel H. Hibbs Award Presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. Anchorage, AK. September 12, 2014.
  13. Martin, CT, Pugely, AJ, Gao, Y, Ilgenfritz, RA, Weinstein, SL. Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Wound Complications After Spinal Arthrodesis in Children. Podium Presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 24, 2015.
  14. Martin, CT, Pugely, AJ, Gao, Y, Weinstein, SL. Renal Impairment as a Continuous Variable in Short Term Morbidity Risk Following Lumbar Spine Surgeries. Podium Presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 26, 2015.
  15. Martin CT, Callaghan JJ, Warth LC, Liu SS, Goetz DD, Pugely AJ, Noiseux NO, Gao Y, Johnston RC. What Can and Can’t be Learned From Long Term Follow-Up Studies of Total Hip Replacement. Podium Presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. March 28-31, 2015.
  16. Martin CT, Duchman KR, Gao Y, Pugely AJ. The Effect of Smoking Cessation on Short Term Morbidity Risk in Lumbar Spine Surgery. Podium Presentation at the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. October 2, 2015.
  17. Martin CT, D'Oro A, Buser Z, Youssef JA, Park JB, Meisel HJ, Brodke DS, Wang JC, Yoon ST.Trends And Costs Of Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion: A Comparison Of Inpatient And Outpatient Procedures. Podium Presentation at the AO Global Spine Congress. Singapore, May 2-5, 2018.

Co-Authored National or International Podium Presentations

  1. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Mendoza SA, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short-Term Complications Between Spinal and General Anesthesia for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.Podium Presentation at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 3, 2012.
  2. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Mendoza SA, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short-Term Complications Between Spinal and General Anesthesia for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 19, 2013.
  3. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Mendoza SA, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short-Term Complications Between Spinal and General Anesthesia for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.Podium Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, March 21, 2013.
  4. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Callaghan JJ, Marsh JL. A Risk Calculator for Short Term Morbidity and Mortality Following Hip Fracture Surgery Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2013.
  5. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Mendoza SA, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short-Term Complications Between Spinal and General Anesthesia for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.Podium Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. April 19, 2013.
  6. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Mendoza SA. Outpatient Surgery Reduces Short-Term Complications in Lumbar Discectomy: An Analysis of 4,310 Patients from the ACS-NSQIP Database. Podium Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. April 19, 2013.
  7. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Callaghan JJ, Marsh JL. A Risk Calculator for Short Term Morbidity and Mortality Following Hip Fracture Surgery. Podium Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Ameilia Island, FL. April 20, 2013.
  8. Duchman KR , Gao Y, Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short Term Complications Between Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. Podium Presentation at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. November 8-10, 2013.
  9. Duchman KR , Gao Y, Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Callaghan JJ. Differences in Short Term Complications Between Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. Podium Presentation at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. March 23-27, 2014.
  10. Pugely, AJ, Martin, CT, Callaghan, JJ. Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients With Chronic Renal Disease: Is It Worth The Risk? Podium Presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 25, 2015.
  11. Pugely, AJ, Martin, CT, Callaghan, JJ. The Influence of Comorbidities on Costs and Lengths of Stay Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 27, 2015.
  12. Pugely, AJ, Martin, CT, Gao, Y, Mendoza-Lattes, S. Causes and Risk Factors for 30-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Lumbar Spine Surgery. Podium Presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. March 24, 2015.
  13. Pugely AJ, Duchman KR, Gao Y, Martin,CT, Kelly MP, Miller BJ. Primary Osteosarcoma of the Spine: Outcomes and Risk Factors for Survival Using the SEER Program Database. Podium Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 22-25, 2015.
  14. Westermann RW, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Martin CT, Ries Z, Amendola A, Wolf BR. Predictors and Causes of 30-Day Readmission after Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy: An Analysis of 15,228 cases. Podium Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 22-25, 2015.
  15. Otero JE, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Bedard NA, Martin CT, Callaghan JJ. Short Stay Total Joint Replacement: Any Difference Between Day 0 and Day 1 Discharge? Podium presentation at the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  16. Otero JE, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Bedard NA, Martin CT, Callaghan JJ. Outpatient Total Joint Replacement: Is It Safe? Evaluation of Complications and Readmission Rates. Podium presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  17. Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Bedard NA, Duchman KR, Elkins J, Gao Y, Callaghan JJ. Medicare’s Hospital Acquired Conditions Policy: A Problem of Non-Payment After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  18. Duchman KR, Pugely AJ, Martin CT, Gao Y, Callaghan JJ. The Tortoise and the Hare Increase Complications During Total Joint Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  19. Otero J, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Bedard NA, Martin CT, Callaghan JJ. Outpatient Total Joint Replacement: Is It Safe? Evaluation of Complications and Readmission Rates. Podium presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  20. Pugely AJ, Bedard NA, Martin CT, Gao Y, Anthony CA, Noiseux N, Callaghan JJ. Can We Predict Discharge Status After Total Joint Arthroplasty? A Simple Calculator to Predict Home Discharge. Podium presentation at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.

First Author National or International Posters

  1. Martin CT, Witham T, Kebaish, KM. Percutaneous sacro-pelvic fixation: two case reports and description of a new technique. E-Poster Presentation at the International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques. Toronto, Canada. July 21-24, 2010.
  2. Martin, CT, Morcuende, JA, Buckwalter, JA, and Miller, BJ. Pre-Referral MRI Use in Musculoskeletal Oncology Patients is Not Excessive: A Retrospective Case Series. Poster Presentation at the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. September 20-22, 2012.
  3. Martin, CT, Callaghan, JC, Liu, SS, Gao, Y, Johnston, RC. Disparity in Access to Care and Pre-Operative Patient Characteristics Between Insurance Type in Joint Arthroplasty. Poster Presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. January 26-29, 2013.
  4. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Wolf BR. Risk Factors for 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Following Elective Knee Arthroscopy: A Review of 12,271 patients From the NSQIP Database. Special Emphasis Poster at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado. June 13, 2013.
  5. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Mendoza-Lattes S. Risk Factors for Systemic 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality After Single Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion or Arthroplasty: A Report of 3,056 Cases and Comparison of Inpatient and Outpatient Procedures. Poster Presentation at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, December 6, 2013.
  6. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, and Mendoza-Lattes SA. 30-Day Morbidity After Single Level ACDF: A Report of 2,914 Cases. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 11-15, 2014.
  7. Martin, CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Medozoa-Lattes SA, Ilgenfritz RA, Callaghan JJ, Weinstein SL Increasing Hospital Charges in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Fusions. Poster Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 23-27, 2014.
  8. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, and Mendoza-Lattes SA. 30-Day Morbidity After Single Level ACDF: A Report of 2,914 Cases. Poster Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 23-27, 2014.
  9. Martin CT, Heiner A, Pugely AJ Noiseux N. Acetabular Prosthesis Protrusion after Medial Acetabular Wall Breach in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study. Poster Presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 15-18, 2014.
  10. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Medozoa-Lattes S, Ilgenfritz RA, Callaghan JJ, Weinstein SL. Increasing Hospital Charges in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Fusions. Poster Presentation at the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Quebec, June 18-21, 2014.
  11. Martin CT, Callaghan JJ, Warth LC, Liu SS, Goetz DD, Pugely AJ, Noiseux NO, Gao Y, Johnston RC. What Can and Can’t be Learned From Long Term Follow-Up Studies of Total Hip Replacement. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 24-28, 2015.
  12. Martin CT, Callaghan JJ, Warth LC, Liu SS, Goetz DD, Pugely AJ, Noiseux NO, Gao Y, Johnston RC. What Can and Can’t be Learned From Long Term Follow-Up Studies of Total Hip Replacement. Poster Presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting. March 28-31, 2015.
  13. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y,Weinstein SL. Renal Impairment as a Continuous Variable in Short Term Morbidity Risk Following Lumbar Spine Surgeries. Poster Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 22-25, 2015.
  14. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Ilgenfritz RM, Weinstein SL. Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Wound Complications After Spinal Arthrodesis in Children: Analysis of 30-Day Follow-Up Data from the ACS-NSQIP. Poster Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 22-25, 2015.
  15. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Ilgenfritz RM, Weinstein SL. Causes and Risk Factors for 30-Day Unplanned Readmissions After Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery. Poster Presentation at the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. April 22-25, 2015.
  16. Martin CT, Pugely AJ, Gao Y, Skovrjl B, Lee NJ, Cho SK, Mendoza-Lattes, SA. Is the SRS Membership Accurately Reporting Morbidity and Mortality Data?: A Comparison of the SRS and NSQIP Databases. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016.
  17. Martin, CT, Niu, S, Whicker, E, Ward, L, Yoon, ST. Factors Affecting Lordosis Correction After TLIF. Poster Presentation at the AO Spine Fellows Meeting. Banff, Alberta Canada. March 23-26, 2017.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Any problem of the adult cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Community Engagement

PATIENT EDUCATION

Dr. Martin encourages his patients to be active in their care. Improved knowledge and awareness can improve outcomes, both with conservative care and also following surgery.

The following is a collection of resources from the North American Spine Society and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Please use these resources to learn more about common spinal conditions and their treatments.

Spinal Anatomy and Spine Health:

Anatomy Basics

Prevention of Back Pain

Back Pain and Pregnancy

Backpacks And Spine Health

Common Spinal Diseases:

Low Back Pain in Adults

Back Pain in Children

Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve In The Neck)

Cervical Spondylosis (Arthritis of the Neck)

Cervical Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)

Congenital Muscular Torticollis (Twisted Neck)

Disc Herniation

Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

Scoliosis Frequently Asked Questions

Kyphosis (Roundback) of the Spine

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Neck Pain

Sciatica (Pinched Nerve In the Low Back)

Osteoporosis

Lumbar Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Deformity in Children With Myelomeningocele

Testing Options:

Specialized Nerve Tests

MRI

Discography

Radiographs

Electrodiagnostic Testing

Treatment Options:

Treatment Options For Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain Exercises

Epidural Steroid Injections

Facet Joint Injections

Chiropractic Care

Physical Therapy

Spine Conditioning Program

Preparing For Low Back Surgery

Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion (PLF)

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF)

Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement (ACDR)

Bone Grafts in Spine Surgery

Cervical Myelopathy: Treatment Options

Cervical Laminoplasty

Cervical Foraminotomy

Lumbar Discectomy

Spinal Fusion Glossary

Spinal Injections

Spinal Fusion