Martin Englund MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Rheumatology

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 638-5300
Martin Englund



Musculoskeletal diseases are a rapidly growing cause of disability, chronic pain, and reduced quality of life in an ageing population. My research aims to gain novel insights into these diseases, osteoarthritis in particular – their etiology, occurrence, natural history, treatments, prediction, disease monitoring, and disease burden – to allow for better healthcare decision-making and disease prevention. I also have a particular interest in the role of meniscus in osteoarthritis. I use a multidisciplinary approach to study osteoarthritis, including tissue biobanking and proteomics, structural imaging, and population-wide register based studies of epidemiology and health economics.


MD, Lund University

Medicine, PhD, Lund University

Epidemiology, MSc, Boston University School of Public Health


Published on 3/13/2024

Henriksen M, Runhaar J, Turkiewicz A, Englund M. Exercise for knee osteoarthritis pain: Association or causation? Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Mar 13. PMID: 38490293.

Published on 3/4/2024

B Wrammerfors ET, Törnquist E, Pierantoni M, Sjögren A, Tengattini A, Kaestner A, Zandt RI', Englund M, Isaksson H. Exploratory neutron tomography of articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Mar 04. PMID: 38447631.

Published on 3/2/2024

Mahmoudian A, King LK, Liew JW, Wang Q, Appleton CT, Englund M, Haugen IK, Lohmander LS, Runhaar J, Turkiewicz A, Neogi T, Hawker GA. Timing is everything: Towards classification criteria for early-stage symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2024 Mar 02. PMID: 38437945.

Published on 2/23/2024

Whittaker JL, Kalsoum R, Bilzon J, Conaghan PG, Crossley K, Dodge GR, Getgood A, Li X, Losina E, Mason DJ, Pietrosimone B, Risberg MA, Roemer F, Felson D, Culvenor AG, Meuffels D, Gerwin N, Simon LS, Lohmander LS, Englund M, Watt FE. Toward designing human intervention studies to prevent osteoarthritis after knee injury: A report from an interdisciplinary OARSI 2023 workshop. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2024 Jun; 6(2):100449. PMID: 38440780.

Published on 1/4/2024

Magnusson K, Turkiewicz A, Rydén M, Englund M. Genetic Influence on Osteoarthritis Versus Other Rheumatic Diseases. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2024 Feb; 76(2):206-215. PMID: 37691153.

Published on 12/17/2023

Liew JW, Turkiewicz A, Roemer FW, Frobell RB, Felson D, Englund M. Diagnostic Accuracy of Candidate Magnetic Resonance Imaging Knee Osteoarthritis Definitions Versus Radiograph in an Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2024 Mar; 76(3):409-414. PMID: 37781746.

Published on 11/30/2023

Wijn SRW, Hannink G, Thorlund JB, Sihvonen R, Englund M, Rovers MM. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for the degenerative meniscus tear: a comparison of patients included in RCTs and prospective cohort studies. Acta Orthop. 2023 Nov 30; 94:570-576. PMID: 38037388.

Published on 11/30/2023

Clausen SH, Skou ST, Boesen MP, Radev DI, Kurt EY, Damsted C, Hölmich P, Lind M, Tørring S, Isaksen C, Varnum C, Englund M, Thorlund JB. Two-year MRI-defined structural damage and patient-reported outcomes following surgery or exercise for meniscal tears in young adults. Br J Sports Med. 2023 Nov 30; 57(24):1566-1572. PMID: 37879858.

Published on 11/18/2023

Paz-González R, Turkiewicz A, Ali N, Ruiz-Romero C, Blanco FJ, Englund M, Önnerfjord P. Proteomic profiling of human menisci from mild joint degeneration and end-stage osteoarthritis versus healthy controls. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2023 Dec; 5(4):100417. PMID: 38098679.

Published on 11/5/2023

Battista S, Kiadaliri A, Jönsson T, Gustafsson K, Englund M, Testa M, Dell'Isola A. Income-Related Inequality Changes in Osteoarthritis First-Line Interventions: A Cohort Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2024 Mar; 105(3):452-460. PMID: 37935314.

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