Martin TN Knight

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence and gravity of reported complications that arise in spinal surgery and assess the comparative safety, or otherwise, of endoscopic laser foraminoplasty (ELF). BACKGROUND DATA Chemonucleolysis, decompression, discectomy, and fusion have long been cited as treatments for chronic low back pain.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study identifies the efficacy of laser disc ablation and compares the relative efficacy of Holmium2100; YAG and KTP532 laser wavelengths in the treatment of broad-based cervical disc protrusions presenting with cervical axial pain with compressive or noncompressive radicular symptoms. BACKGROUND A preliminary report on a prospective outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE This study focused on the efficacy of endoscopic decompression of the foramen guided by endoscopic aware-state pain source definition. BACKGROUND DATA Endoscopic foraminoplasty consists of undercutting of the facet joint and endoscopic discectomy, mobilization and neurolysis of the exiting and transiting nerves, and ablation of osteophytes. This(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective evaluation of 24 consecutive patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis with chronic back, buttock, and leg pain treated by endoscopic foraminal decompression and followed for a minimum of 2 years. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of endoscopic foraminal decompression and mobilization of the exiting and transiting nerves,(More)
The objective of this research was to determine the outcome of laser disc decompression and laser disc ablation in the management of painful degenerative disc disease with or without associated disc prolapse. Nonendoscopic percutaneous laser disc decompression was performed under x-ray control via the posterolateral approach with side-firing probes. All(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional diagnosis between axial and foraminal stenosis is suboptimal and long-term outcomes limited to posterior decompression. Aware state Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression and Foraminoplasty (TELDF) offers a direct aware state means of localizing and treating neuro-claudicant back pain, referred pain and weakness associated(More)
Objective. This prospective study was designer to identify the relative efficacy of Holmium2100: YAG and KTP532 laser wavelengths in the treatment of broad based cervical disc protrusions presenting with cervical axial pain with compressive or non compressive radicular symptoms.<br /> Methods. Patients with chronic cervical pain and radicular symptoms(More)
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