New Research Projects for Research Assistants at the Spinal Foundation


The Spinal Foundation has a number of ongoing research projects in hand and is looking for researchers to complete, publish and present these.
Applicants can be those aspiring to enter medicine, orthopaedics or spinal surgery, psychology

We aim to support the project preparation and assist successful applicants in the prosecution of these studies mainly at the applicants expense. An honorarium will be awarded successful publication and support for agreed presentations. Interested applicants should contact Martin Knight MD FRCS on

  • Cost benefit ration of TELDF (Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression & Foraminoplasty)
  • 10 year outcome study of TELDF
  • Meta-analysis of transforaminal endoscopic surgery
  • Early outcome results of combination TELDF & Gelstix
  • Differential Discography as a diagnostic tool in multi-level disc degeneration.
  • Early experience of the use of Neurotherm foraminal stimulation as a guide for targeted TELDF
  • Optimisation of portal selection for TELDF with an X-ray jig
  • The incidence of High Intensity Zones
  • The clinical presentation and significance of High Intensity Zones
  • The psychological outcomes following TELDF
  • The predictive relevance of psychological indices
  • The outcomes following TELDF in Failed Back Surgery