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Mr Martin Knight

Consultant Endoscopic Spinal Surgeon MBBS, FRCS, MD
Claimants and DefendantsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face Appointments15+ Patients

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.
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Does Mr Knight carry out weekend appointments?

No, Mr Knight does not conduct appointments on the weekend.

Publications

  • Knight MTN, ; Karangoda, I.; Ahmed, R.N.; D’Angelo, T.: Inklebarger, J,; Abbas, B,; Dehmeshki, J,;. Paravertebral Cluneal Trigger Point Treatment Pathway. In Press
  • Knight MTN, ; Karangoda, I.; Ahmed, R.N.; D’Angelo, T.: Inklebarger, J,; Abbas, B,; Dehmeshki, J,;. A prospective review of Radiofrequency Treatment of Iliac and Paravertebral Cluneal Nerve Trigger Points. JRSM In Press
  • Knight M. Endoscopically determined pain sources in the lumbar spine. Oxford: Oxford University Press In Press.
  • Hourla K, Saftic R., Knight M.T.N Five-year outcomes following transforaminal endoscopic foraminotomy and discectomy for soft and calcified thoracic disc herniations using four outcome measures. Oxford: Oxford University Press In Press.
  • Knight MTN DJ, Inglebarger J, Abbas B, Di Angelo T, Karangpda I, Ahmed N. A Radiofrequency Treatment of Cluneal Nerve Disorders. In Press 2019
  • Knight M, John R. Surgical apparatus comprising magazine: Google Patents, 2019.
  • Knight M, John R. Cannula: Google Patents, 2017.
  • Knight M. Endoscopic foraminoplasty: key to understanding the sources of back pain and sciatica and their treatment. Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics 2016:1-26.
  • Knight MT. Laser assisted percutaneous and endoscopic lumbar discectomy. Textbook of Surgical Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation 2013:219.
  • M.T.N. K. Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty. Clinical privilege white paper 2012(60):1-13.
  • Knight M. Transforaminal Endoscopic Treatment of the Degenerating Lumbar Spine. In Touch 2010;132:18-23.
  • Kiehn R, Rehe O, Weller T, et al. Endoscope: Google Patents, 2005.
  • Knight MT, Jago I, Cert S, et al. Failed Fusion Surgery treated by Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 2004;25(6):523-35.
  • Knight MT. Management of spondylolytic spondylolisthesis with endoscopic foraminoplasty. Лазерная медицина 2004;8(3):323-23.
  • Knight M. Aware state determined lumbar foraminal pain sources. Лазерная медицина 2004;8(3):321-21.
  • Knight M. Aware state endoscopic laser foraminoplasty: patient selection, clinical outcomes, morbidity. Лазерная медицина 2004;8(3):322-22.
  • Freemont A, Platt D, Baird P, et al. Immunology and Cytokines. 2004
  • Knight M, Goswami A. Management of isthmic spondylolisthesis with posterolateral endoscopic foraminal decompression. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2003;28(6):573-81. doi: 10.1097/01.BRS.0000050400.16499.ED [published Online First: 2003/03/19]
  • KNIGHT M, GOSWAMI A. Selected Nonexperimental Methods: An Orientation in Principles and Practice of Research: Strategies for Surgical Investigators Selected Nonexperimental Methods: An Orientation in Principles and Practice of Research: Strategies for Surgical Investigators, 1991. Spine 2003;28(6):573-81.
  • Knight M, Goswami A. Outcome Analysis. Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: A Practical Guide 2003:197.
  • Knight M, Goswami A. Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty: A Treatment Concept and Two-Year Outcome Analysis. Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression: Springer 2003:197-209.
  • KNIGHT M, GOSWAMI A. Therapeutic Exercise for Spinal Segmental Stabilization in Low Back Pain: Scientific Basis and Clinical Approach Therapeutic Exercise for Spinal Segmental Stabilization in Low Back Pain: Scientific Basis and Clinical Approach, 1999. Spine 2003;28(6):573-81.
  • Knight M. The Evolution of Endoscopic Laser Foraminoplasty [Doctorate of Medicine]. Manchester University, 2003.
  • In vitro gene transfer to human intervertebral disc chondrocytes by an adenovirus vector. Orthopaedic Proceedings; 2002. The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • Le Maitre C, Rajpura A, Staley W, et al. Viruses and Gene Therapy. 2002
  • Knight M, Goswami A, Patko J, et al. Endoscopic Foraminoplasty: A Prospective Study on 250 Consecutive Patients with Independent Evaluation. The Journal of Bone and
  • Knight M, Goswami A, Hothersall A. The Use of The Distress And Risk Assessment Method in Patients with Chronic Back Pain. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2002;41
  • Endoscopic foraminoplasty in failed back surgery: its effect on psychological distress profile, disability and pain outcomes. Orthopaedic Proceedings; 2002. The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • The Use of the Distress And Risk Assessment Method in Patients with Chronic Back Pain: Its Failure to Predict the Response to Endoscopic Spinal Surgery. Orthopaedic Proceedings; 2002. The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • The initial and sustained benefit of endoscopic foraminoplasty in the treatment of chronic back pain is not a placebo effect. Orthopaedic Proceedings; 2002. The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  • Houra K, Saftic R, Knight M. Five-Year Outcomes After Transforaminal Endoscopic Foraminotomy and Discectomy for Soft and Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniations. Int J Spine Surg 2021; 15 (3): 494-503.
  • Houra K, Saftic R, Knight M. Long term clinical outcomes following endoscopic foraminoplasty for patients with single level foraminal stenosis of the lumbar spine International Journal of Spine Surgery.
  • Hellinger S, Knight M, Telfeian AE, Lewandrowski KU. Patient selection criteria for percutaneous anterior cervical laser versus endoscopic discectomy. Lasers Surg Med. 2022.

Martin has an extensive list of publications, please contact us for the full list.

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