Dr Sam Martin

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Restoring mobility, rebuilding lives.

Dr Sam Martin, a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon, combines innovation and patient-centric excellence in the heart of regional NSW. His unwavering mission is to offer state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques, all underpinned by a meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the utmost safety and care for his patients.

Dr Sam Martin - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgery

Hip Surgery

Anterior, minimally invasive hip replacements (arthroplasty)

Revision hip replacements (arthroplasty)

Knee Surgery

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions

Kinematically aligned, total knee replacements (arthroplasty)

Revision knee replacements (arthroplasty)


Dr Martin earned his medical degree with Honors from the University of Tasmania in 2000. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Queensland and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA)in January 2010.

In 2010 and early 2011, Dr Martin pursued additional Fellowship training in hip and knee surgery in Europe, gaining a broader perspective on international best practices.

In 2012, he founded The Specialist Orthopaedic Centre in Grafton, NSW and remains a highly respected and sought-after orthopaedic surgeon in Australia.


Dr Martin firmly believes that surgery isn’t always the first answer. He actively listens to his patients, taking the time to understand their unique needs and concerns. This empathetic approach ensures that the decision-making process is a shared one.  He also avoids medical jargon to foster clear, open communication, ensuring that his patients make the decision that’s right for them, with full comprehension and confidence.

Dr Martin also understands that surgery can sometimes be daunting, and even painful. He’s passionate about minimising post-operative discomfort, firmly believing that patients should not need an exceptionally high pain tolerance to recover successfully from joint replacement surgery. Dr Martin’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the operating room. He remains at the forefront of orthopaedic advancements through extensive research, global collaboration, and evidence-based practice. The National Joint Replacement Registry is just one of the resources he harnesses to maintain the highest standards.


Since May 2011, Dr Martin has been serving as an integral part of the Grafton Base Hospital, where he continues to make a positive impact through his surgical expertise. Dr Martin encourages surgeon visits to observe his techniques and advancements in the field.

Dr Martin currently performs surgeries at Baringa Private Hospital, ensuring that patients have access to top-tier orthopaedic care in a state-of-the-art facility.


Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)