The Hand and Wrist Institute is one of the country’s leading diagnostic, treatment and care centers. The facility specializes in deformities, diseases and injuries of the hands, wrists, elbows and arms. Dr. Knight consults with patients and advises the best treatment options for individual conditions. The facility uses state of the art technology, which includes the ability to perform arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures. The exceptional standards at the institute include continual education and research, which ensures that patients receive the most up to date treatment methods and the highest quality of care possible.
Dr. Knight received his degree in medicine at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. The institution awarded him the Louisiana Orthopedic Association Outstanding Student Award. Dr. Knight also obtained a fellowship at the Joseph H. Boyes program in Los Angeles, specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity surgical training.
The renowned orthopedic surgeon was instrumental in working with Congress to pass the Aviation Medical Assistance Act in 1998, which equipped all aircraft with lifesaving defibrillators. Dr. Knight was also one of the first southern United States specialists that performed a successful toe-to-thumb transplant surgery. His many other accomplishments include being one of the first U.S. surgeons who implanted an internal computerized system known as the Free Hand System. This state of the art technological procedure returned function to the hand of a quadriplegic patient.
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The highly regarded orthopedic surgeons has more than two decades of surgical experience and is one of the country’s leading specialists in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Knight’s expertise includes endoscopic carpal tunnel release and arthroscopic wrist surgeries. He has successfully performed over 15,000 procedures.
The Hand and Wrist Institute offers diagnosis and treatment for approximately five dozen different conditions that range from animal bites to fractured wrists. Endoscopic procedures performed on an outpatient basis ensure a faster recovery with fewer complications.
Requiring only local anesthesia and a mild sedative, endoscopic carpal tunnel procedures take approximately 10 minutes for completion. After making one ¼-inch (1 cm) incision, Dr. Knight inserts a lighted camera and guide into the hand. This instrument measures the same size in diameter as that of a pencil. Through this same guided camera, the surgeon inserts the instrument used for cutting and releasing the carpal ligament. The incision does not require stitches, but does receive a sterile covered dressing. Patients return to non-strenuous activities after 48 hours and experience complete recovery after one month.
Studies indicate that X-rays and MRIs accurately diagnose injuries up to 60 percent of the time. Arthroscopy not only ensures accurate diagnosis, but also provides simultaneous treatment for removing foreign bodies, ganglion cysts or fracture repairs. The surgeon also commonly uses this treatment method for repairing injured cartilage or ligaments.
The procedure may require general anesthesia, but might also be performed using local anesthetic and a mild sedative. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment required, Dr. Knight makes one small incision for the camera and other small incisions for the required instruments. Following procedure and recovery completion, patients return home with care instructions, possible follow-up appointments and therapy requirements.
Patients from great distances travel to the Hand and Wrist Institute for the expert treatment that Dr. Knight provides. Hawaiian residents may also receive this high standard of care by taking the first step and contacting the office. Dr. Knight offers virtual consults, via phone or Skype, for patients requiring an initial diagnosis or a second opinion. When requiring an appointment, individuals may call the office, or fill out and submit an online patient information form. World-class athletes include Dr. Knight’s long list of satisfied patients. Making a trip to the Hand and Wrist Institute ensures patients receive quality treatment and care. We have state-of-the-art facilities in Beverly Hills, West Hills and Newport Beach. Many Hawaiian residents realize the importance of having a specialist like Dr. Knight perform on something as precious as your hands, wrists and upper extremities. When you want the best of healthcare you don’t let something like a plane flight stand in your way. Contact our offices today to schedule your virtual consultation.