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Mr Martin Knight
MD FRCS MBBS
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Spinal Surgery

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LANGUAGES

english, french

About

Mr Knight is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow who is globally acknowledged as a leader in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. He trained at St Bartholomew’s and St Thomas’ and undertook research training at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in the prevention of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

He worked as a consultant in the Royal Navy to support Orthopaedic staff deficits and went on to work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Rochdale with an interest in degenerative disc disease.

Since 1990, he globally established the development of Aware State Spinal Diagnosis and Endoscopic Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery. He also introduced KTP 532 Laser Disc Decompression into the UK after evaluating the recurrence rate after percutaneous posterolateral tubular discectomy. He led a team to develop unique high technology surgical endoscopic equipment and Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression & Foraminoplasty (TELDF) in order to address a wide range of spinal degeneration and failed back surgery suitable for patients of all ages.

Mr Knight developed a “living” carbon fibre hip replacement which spontaneously resurfaced with living cartilage and was trialled successfully in greyhounds.

He is also involved in stem cell disc reconstruction, robotics and the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures with SpineJack technique.

He has published research on spinal and referred pain, high-intensity zones, clinical outcomes following Foraminoplasty, Laser Discectomy, polymer disc reconstruction, endoscopic treatment of stenosis, degenerative deformity and failed back surgery and the economic advantages of Endoscopic Minimal Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery, according to patient feedback.

Mr Knight has been the Medical Director of Spinal Foundation Charity since it was established.

He lectures nationally and internationally and was awarded Doctorate of Medicine by Manchester University in 2002 for a thesis entitled “The Evolution of Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminoplasty”.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression and Foraminoplasty, 
  • Endoscopic Intradiscal Discectomy, Endoscopic Foraminotomy, Laser Disc Decompression, Annuloplasty.
  • SpineJack Vertebral Reconstruction, 
  • Gelstix and Kehrfix or Stem Cell Disc Reconstruction
  • CT Guided Nerve Root Blocks
  • Cluneal Nerve Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Facet Joint injection and Denervex 

 

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Special Interests

Please review our Endoscopic Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery options on the www.spinal-foundation.org website.

  • Failed Microdiscectomy, Failed Decompression, Failed Fusion Surgery, Failed Total Disc Replacement
  • Failed Chronic Pain Management.
  • Spinal "Instability"
  • Axial (Central) Narrowing (Stenosis), Lateral Recess Narrowing (Stenosis)
  • Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc protrusions, disc extrusions, Sequestrated disc fragments, High-Intensity Zones, "Black Disc" or leaking disc Syndrome 
  • Cluneal Nerve Irritation
  • Facet Joint Arthritis and Sacro-Iliac Joint Arthritis

 

Education

MD, FRCS, MBBS, 

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-12-2018
Mr Knight has made both my partner and I feel at ease from our first meeting. We are confident in his abilities and appreciate the time he spends discussing options with us as well as the reasoning behind them. His approach is methodical and patient-centred - he considers carefully both the long and short-term impact of treatment. I value his personable nature and the way in which he sympathises and reassures me. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend​ Mr Knight.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-11-2018
I have always found Mr. Knight to be highly professional, very approachable, a very good listener and very focused on his work. He is very polite and puts the patient at ease as well as having a huge knowledge and a very intelligent approach to his work.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-11-2018
Very professional gave an honest opinion and good recommended treament

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-11-2018
Mr Knight was very helpful and thorough with my elderly mother and I felt that he dealt with her very well, winning her trust and confidence. He was humorous but also sensitive and sympathetic with regard to her ongoing pain. He was extremely generous with his time, gave us ample opportunity to ask questions and his preliminary diagnostic assessment was completely borne out by the subsequent MRI scan (which he helped us to secure the same afternoon). Mr Knight is clearly an extremely experienced expert in his field and he was able to give us a very quick & accurate diagnosis and put us straight on to a highly specialist surgeon in a sister BMI hospital who will hopefully be able to treat my mum. demonstrating a rare willingness to 'go the extra mile', Mr Knight has expressed an interest in knowing how my mother gets on and we feel extremely satisfied with his services overall.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-11-2018
Explained everything really well am delighted with my treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-11-2018
Mr Knight has offered me hope of being pain free when others have offered me none and only proposed to me a lifetime of pain medications and injections. My surgery was less than two weeks ago, so although the initial signs are extremely promising, I can not say, for certain, if the surgery has worked. The ONLY element of the service provided by Mr Knight that I have been let down by was a number of changes to the date and location of my procedure. I would have expected better but, to be fair, the changes were out of his hands, so I can't be too critical. When my procedure did happen the location and service was excellent.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-10-2018
I have been to see Dr Knight today regarding my constant leg pain and sciatica. I have been to see other so called ‘Doctors’ and been told that an Injection is suffievent to alleviate the pain and begin the recovery process. Following my consultation, I was extremely pleased with the level of clarity , diagnosis and possible resolutions of the ‘real’ underlying condition I am suffering with. I would recommend that anyone suffering from any form of backpain to see Dr Knight for a review of their condition before making any decisions on treatment.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-10-2018
Mr Knight was very friendly professional and informative! His assistant Jenny was also very helpful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-10-2018
Very detailed and thorough. Not at all rushed. Felt in safe hands. Very reassuring to have a plan of action.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-10-2018
Dr Knight is a very well spoken and polite gentleman. Unlike many Doctors I have met, Martin was unwilling to treat me "willy nilly" and cause unecessary expense. Instead advising that he wanted to exactly pinpoint the problem before treatment. This is a quality that should be adopted by many specialists. A very keen eye for detail, managed to spot that at some point in my sporting life, I had indeed fractured my spine (to my shock). I have taken onboard what Martin has requested and will request a detailed MRI scan before returning. Possibly with my pain in place for an accurate analysis. Many thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-10-2018
Martin knight was very informative and reassuring. We discussed my concerns and Martin explained clearly and answered all questions regards the issues in question. Highly recommend

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-10-2018
Amazing service and Mr KNight was brilliant and very helpful. I am now feeling much better, thanks to him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-10-2018
Detailed evaluation of current situation. Good clear advice on management of injuries and time frame. Very good service.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-10-2018
I have been impressed throughout with Mr Knight's thoroughness and professionalism, with his logical approach to my non-straightforward problems, and with his refusal to admit defeat. Improvements in my condition have already been achieved and I am confident that proposed measures will improve the situation still further.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
Polite, professional and thorough. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-10-2018
Mr knight is the most professional considerate, caring and kindest consultant and medical professional I have met. "And I've seen many" I don't think you could ask for anything more from a medical expert and his surgery is second to none. I just wish other people in the medical profession had his high standards. Mr knight makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk Into his office. I think Mr knight deserves a OBE. For his pioneering skills and compassion for his patients!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2018
Mr Knight is very knowledgeable and caring. For me, he asked all the pertinent questions that other specialists have not asked. He has started his consultations an hour early in order to fit me in. Unlike any other Consultant I or my husband have dealt with in the past, Mr Knight has been prepared to speak to me directly on the phone to answer questions and reassure me about my condition.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-09-2018
Mr Knight has been extremely professional and caring towards my treatment. I felt he was interested and wanted to help me with my lower back pain where as other consultants didn't. I would highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-09-2018
Mr Knight is such an empathic surgeon who through his considerable surgical skill has alleviated my pain & enabled me to enjoy life again. His kind care and attention to my needs has been remarkable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-09-2018
Martin is Very caring & highly professional. He is not driven by a fee structure but rather that the correct care and procedures lead to the best possible result for his patients

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