HOUSTON (September 02, 2014)

Woman with nurseSpecializing in total joint replacement, Stacey K. Martin, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, was recently selected as the new medical director of the Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

“We are excited to have a surgeon of Dr. Martin’s experience and caliber join our team,” said Gary Kerr, Memorial Hermann Southwest chief executive officer. “With her commitment to excellent patient care, Stacey has a proven track record of providing high quality, personal attention to each and every patient.”

Affiliated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, Martin received her medical degree from and performed her residency at UTHealth. She completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.

About 500,000 knee replacements and more than 175,000 hip replacements are performed each year in the United States, and those numbers are on the rise. With an aging but still active population, hip replacements are expected to increase 174 percent in the next 20 years, and knee replacements will rise even more – 673 percent, according the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

“Making a difference in the lives of my patients is what I find the most rewarding about being a surgeon,” said Martin. “I look forward to working with the talented professionals at Memorial Hermann Southwest.”

The Joint Center at Memorial Hermann Southwest is composed of an experienced team of affiliated orthopedic surgeons and specifically trained nurses, therapists, and support staff who specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. Offering a full range of non-surgical and surgical options such as physical therapy, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, knee replacement revisions, total hip replacement, and hip replacement revisions, the Joint Center offers patients the opportunity to undergo the joint replacement process as a group – from pre-surgery education to post-operative rehabilitation. Memorial Hermann Southwest is consistently in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction.