null Paul Martineau, HBSc, MDCM, FRCSC, ABOS, SCOSM

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital site

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Orthopedics, MUHC



sport medicine • trauma • osteoimmunology • biomechanics • implant design

Research Focus

My research focuses on both clinical and basic science research. I am designing surgical implants to treat articular trauma. I have invented and patented a novel porous implant for fracture fixation, designed to improve the efficiency of bone healing particularly in the setting of fractures that remain problematic to treat with current methods. The porous screw I developed could reduce the morbidity associated with scaphoid fractures, therefore offering a more effective procedure, resulting in better quality of life for patients and healthcare costs savings. I plan to expand the use of the porous screw to other fractured bones and to fixation of osteochondral injuries and tendons. I am developing methods of medical imaging of articular pathologies. I have conceived a new method for evaluating humeral head impaction fractures (Hill-Sachs lesions) by dynamic ultrasound imaging. I am also working on developing and refining 3D magnetic resonance imaging and defining its role in diagnosing intraarticular injuries. I am attempting to establish how 3D imaging techniques can improve preoperative planning for knee ligament reconstructive surgery. I am pioneering a research collaboration as one of the two inaugural research supervisors in a new combined pilot graduate program in biodesign (Innovation Fellowship).

Selected Publications

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  • Behrends DA, Cheng L, Sullivan MB, Wang MH, Roby GB, Zayed N, Gao C, Henderson JE, Martineau PA. Defective Bone Repair in Mast Cell Deficient Mice with c-Kit Loss of Function. Eur Cell Mater, 2014, 28(10): 209-221. PMID: 25284141.

  • Han Y, Hart A, Martineau PA. Is the Clock Face an Accurate, Reliable and Precise Measuring Tool for ACL Reconstruction? Arthroscopy, 2014, 30(7): 849-55. PMID: 24821225.

  • Hart A, Collins M, Chaatwal D, Steffen T, Harvey EJ, Martineau PA. Can the use of variable angle volar locking plates compensate for suboptimal plate positioning in unstable distal radius fractures? Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2014 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24786734.

  • AlSheihk K, Behrends D, Cota A, Martineau PA. A cadaveric analysis of flexible versus rigid instrumentation in a single-incision distal biceps tendon repair. Arthroscopy, 2014, 30(5): 561-567. PMID: 24655835.

  • Hart A, Harvey EJ, Lefebvre LP, Barthelat F, Rabiei R, Martineau PA. Insertion Profiles of 4 Headless Compression Screws. Journal of Hand Surgery Am., 2013, 38(9): 1728-34. PMID: 23809468.