Dr. Knight

John T. Knight M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Fellowship Trained

Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Knight is widely regarded as one of the prominent hand and wrist specialists specializing in minimally invasive techniques for innovative treatments of hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries and disorders. Excelling in the area of advanced wrist arthroscopic procedures and stitchless endoscopic carpal tunnel release procedures, he has more than 20 years of experience and has performed over 20,000 procedures.

He obtained his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he received the Louisiana Orthopedic Association Outstanding Student Award. Following his orthopedic training at LSU Medical Center, he completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the Joesph H. Boyes program in Los Angeles.

Dr. Knight gained national notoriety in the late 1990s with his persistence and dedication that helped Congress pass the Aviation Medical Assistance Act on April 24, 1998 that lead to defibrillators on all airplanes. Among his many achievements, he was one of the first doctors in the Southern U.S. to perform a successful toe-to-thumb transplantation. He also was one of the first in the U.S. to implant the Free Hand System, an internal computerized system restoring function to the quadriplegic patients’ hand.

The focus and expertise that Dr. Knight offers provides the patient with a significant advantage in receiving quality treatment with a fully integrated approach that encompasses diagnosis, conservative care, pain management, advanced surgical procedures and rehabilitation.


Dr. Knight In the Media

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Dr. Knight Seen On TV


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