Please note: all clinics will be closed 29/3/24 - 1/4/24, except Physio services at Stepney, which will be open 8am - 12.30pm on 30/3/24, and Hydrotherapy classes at Welland pool, which will also be open on 30/3/24.

Dr David Martin OAM


About Dr David Martin OAM

Shoulder, Knee and Ankle Surgeon
Dr David Martin OAM has commenced his planned retirement from private practice at sportsmed. We are saddened to see Dr Martin depart but it is an exciting new chapter for him as he moves into senior educational and board roles in the broader community. Dr Martin has been an integral member of our sportsmed team, giving so much to our organisation for more than 25 years. Dr Martin’s orthopaedic practice will be handed over to two excellent surgeons joining sportsmed in mid-2022. In the meantime, Dr Martin’s current sportsmed orthopaedic colleagues are here to continue his high level of quality care for his patients. We wish Dr David Martin every success in the next chapter of his life.

Special Interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction
  • Knee arthroplasty, arthroscopy and reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy and reconstruction

Service Location


  • President, Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2018 – present
  • First Vice-President, Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2017-18
  • Second Vice-President, Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2016-17
  • Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Chief Medical Officer, Sturt Football Club, 1998 – present
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adelaide 36ers and Adelaide Lightning Basketball Club since 1995
  • Chief Medical Officer, Adelaide University Basketball Club since 1982
  • Senior Visiting Medical Officer, Flinders Medical Centre, 1992-2012
  • Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics), Flinders University
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide

Awards & Achievements

  • Reginald Walker Fellowship, University of Adelaide
  • AOSSM/APOA Travelling Fellowship, USA and Canada
  • SANFL Merit Award, 2018
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2019
  • Past President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

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