EXPERT PROFILE - Mr Martin Knight

Mr Martin Knight

Consultant Endoscopic Spinal Surgeon MBBS, FRCS, MD

Medico Legal Experience

Mr Martin Knight is a Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has been an Expert Witness for over 20 years and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in cases of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Mr Knight takes a forensic approach to cases, enhanced by his experience in root cause analysis of spinal pain. This is based on his many years of practical, surgical expertise.

Mr Knight’s main areas of expertise include cases involving:

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Cases involving failed lumbar, thoracic or cervical spinal surgery
  • Emergency or elective spinal surgical negligence
  • Mismanagement of degenerate disc disease – including degenerate disc disease disc protrusion, extrusions or sequestra, osteophytosis, lateral recess stenosis, axial or central stenosis, spondylolytic spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, discogenic pain, high-intensity zones, leaking discs, perineural scarring, degenerative scoliosis, traumatic vertebral fractures, osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, cluneal nerve root irritation, facet joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain.

Personal injury relating to:

  • Post-accident injury of the spine

Mr Knight’s availability is around 2-4 weeks and he has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Mr Knight is a highly experienced Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon and has been the Medical Director of the Spinal Foundation since 1994. He has pioneered aware state endoscopic surgery and assisted in spreading this globally. His scientific training has also led to many publications on the origin of spinal and referred pain, “keyhole” endoscopic cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgery. He is an innovator having developed many new instrument systems and is currently involved in an artificial intelligence programme analysing spinal MRI scans and radiology at Kingston University, London.


Would Mr Knight be able to assist in producing an addendum report?
We already have the first report from a previous expert, Mr Knight would just need to review this along with MRI imaging to produce a prognosis in the form of an addendum. Another appointment would not be required.
Yes, Mr Knight can assist but we would need further details for an accurate fee.
Does Mr Knight see adolescents?
Mr Knight works with those over the age of 15.



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