Mr Martyn Newey
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Spinal
BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCSEd (Orth)
I qualified as a doctor in 1986, I then trained in orthopaedic surgery between 1992 and 1997 in the South West Thames and West Midlands regions. After completing a Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia I came to Leicester as a consultant in 1998.
I am a Member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an Assessor for the Intercollegiate MRCS. Combining work with my interest in rugby, I am the pitchside doctor for Leicester Tigers.
My main interest is in common spinal disorders including neck pain, back pain and sciatica. Although I still work as a consultant spinal surgeon I have now retired from operating. I have performed about 1,000 spinal procedures so I understand, not only the role of surgery, but perhaps more importantly when not to operate.
Most people with a spinal problem do not actually need surgery. However, they do often want the reassurance that there is nothing seriously wrong with their spine. I can provide an assessment of their spinal problem and then a discussion about how they can improve their symptoms. I will offer advice on the non-surgical management of spinal problems and on those occasions where I do feel that surgery is appropriate I will refer accordingly to one of my surgical colleagues.
I am also a director of a limited company that provides a community based minor hand service.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martyn Newey at Spire include:
Lumbar spine disorders.
MBBS / St George's Hospital medical School, London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
I have written or contributed to scientific papers on: the long-term outcome after central cord syndrome, lumbar scoliosis associated with a disc herniation in an adult, traumatic atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (TAARS) in adults, skeletal metastases - the role of the orthopaedic and spinal surgeon, cauda equina syndrome and obesity, a comparative study of the outcomes of primary and revision lumbar discectomy surgery, variations in selective nerve root block technique, dural tears in primary decompressive lumbar surgery and patient-reported outcome measures after spinal surgery.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leicester General Hospital UHL.
I was born in Birmingham and went to King Edward VI Grammar School Aston. Having spent too much time playing the guitar and drinking beer, I did not achieve the necessary A Levels to go to medical school. I therefore studied Electronics with Medical Instrumentation at Sussex University where I obtained a 2:1 with which St George's Hospital Medical School in London kindly accepted me. I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Leicester since 1998.
In my own time, apart from my link with rugby, I occasionally play golf and still enjoy playing the guitar and drinking beer. I am also a trustee of a small charity called CDKL5 UK. CDKL5 is a rare genetic condition that mainly affects girls, including my daughter. I have developed my own website www.supporting-cdkl5.co.uk to help provide information to families who have children with CDKL5 and hopefully encourage and facilitate fund-raising events in support of further research into the condition.