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Dr. Martin Bouliane (Edmonton)

Surgical Co-Director of Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic

Assistant Clinical Professor - University of Alberta 

Sub-specializing in shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty, including complex revision surgery. Orthopedic traumatology with emphasis on upper extremity fracture fixation. 

  • 2000 Surgical Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery – Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, Nice, France (Preceptor: Professor Pascal Boileau)
  • 2000 Surgical Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy, Perth, Australia (Preceptor: Keith Holt) 
  • 1999 Surgical Fellowship in Orthopedic Traumatology
  • 1994 - 1999 FRSC - Orthopedic Residency - University of Alberta, Edmonton 
  • 1990 - 1994 – MD - Medical school – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 1986 - 1990 – BMSc – Undergraduate Science University of Alberta, Edmonton

Current Research:

  • Member and Co-Founder of Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton (SURGE)
  • Current studies: Principal Investigator
    • Biomechanical analysis of unstable two part proximal humeral fractures fixed with locking plates: The Effect of Impaction and alteration of Neck-Shaft Angle 
    • Injury to the Suprascapular Nerve During Arthroscopic Superior Labral Repair.  A Prospective Evaluation 
    • A Prospective Analysis of Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Stabilization Using the ISIS and WOSI Scores. 
    • Analysis of Superior Labral and Sub-supraspinatus recess anatomy and movement during glenohumeral motion 
    • Biomemechanical Evaluation of the “Nice Knot” 
    • Radiographic quantification of glenoid bone loss: A cadaveric study comparing the True AP x-ray and CT scan 
    • Edmonton Site Principal Investigator: A Multicentre, Randomized Trial of Conservative versus Operative Plate Fixation for Acute, Displaced Fractures of the Clavicle. This is a COTS (Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society) sponsored trial.  
  • Co-investigator of the following studies:
    • Surgical site infection rate and risk factors for infection following shoulder arthroplasty
    • The Role of Immobilization in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee: A survey of emergency room physicians
    • Early Mobilization Following Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.
    • Early Mobilization Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Randomized Control Trial. 
    • A Randomized Study of Non-Operative Management versus Expedited  Surgery among WCB Patients with Small Rotator Cuff Tears: Effect Upon Time to Claim Closure in Two Prairie Centers. 
    • Mini-open versus Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Single Blinded Randomized Control Trial. This study is a JOINTS Canada Initiative.
  • Contributor to the following study:
    • Mini-open versus Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Single Blinded Randomized Control Trial. This study is a JOINTS Canada Initiative. 

Recent Publications:

Chow R, Begum F, Beaupre L, Carey J, Adeeb S, Bouliane M: Proximal Humeral Fracture Fixation: Locking plate construct ± intramedullary fibular allograft. J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2012) 

Chan H, Beaupre LA, Bouliane M: Injury of the Suprascapular Nerve During Arthroscopic Repair of Superior Labral Tears: An Anatomic Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2010) 19:709-715. 

Balg F, Bouliane M, Boileau P: Bicipital Groove Orientation: Considerations for the Retroversion of a Prosthesis in Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr;15(2):195-8 

Bouliane M, Chan H, Beaupre L, Glasgow R, Sheps D: An Examination of Inter- and Intra-Rater Reliability of the Radiographic Portion of the Instability Severity Index Score. Acccepted to Shoulder and Elbow

Ip V, Bouliane M, Tsui B: Potential surgical site contamination from interscalene catheter leakage with the patient in a seated postion: A case report. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia December 2012 

Weeks C, Begum F, Adeeb S, Carey J, Beaupre L, Bouliane M: Locking Plate Fixation of the Proximal Humerus with Fracture Impaction to Restore the Medial Column. Submitted to the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 

Bouliane M, Chan H, Beaupre L, Lambert R, Ashworth N, Silveira A, Sheps D: Injury to the Suprascapular Nerve During Arthroscopic Superior Labral Repair. A prospective evaluation. Submitted to knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy


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