“..discovered the problem and recommended a surgeon. There was a tiny, broken bone in my wrist that needed to be repaired before we continued with the play. Tallulah could not drop her glass at the wrong moment.
I was scheduled for surgery in Los Angeles with Dr. John Knight, a genius hand and wrist specialist, but I needed a routine chest X-ray before going under the knife. Tony and I were in New York for Jane Fonda’s Broadway opening of 33 Variations, so my doctor told me to have the X-ray done on the East Coast so that I would be ready for surgery when I returned home.
I went over to Roosevelt Hospital to take care of the X-ray and asked the radiologists to send it directly to my longtime physician, Dr. Aman Hekmati, in Los Angeles, as I was late for lunch with my good friend Nicole. I hustled down the street to Joe Allen and thought nothing more of my brief trip to the hospital.”
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Dr. Knight’s treatment plan has been extremely effective in the improvement of the injuries I received to both of my wrists. I also appreciate that he takes the time to explain each step of treatment to me, and he is very knowledgeable in his field. Thanks to his insight and the great service provided by his office, I can go back to doing what I do best, professional boxing. In addition to Dr. Knight, his staff is very friendly and always accommodating to my busy competition schedule. If I had to rate them, I’d give them a 10/10. His office obviously values my time as much as I do, and they keep the wait time to a minimum, allowing me to spend as much time with the doctor as necessary.
Current NABF lightweight champion. Ring Magazine #10 lightweight in the world.
And former USBA lightweight champion
Everything about my experience at The Hand and Wrist Institute has been positive. The staff are friendly and made me feel comfortable and at ease, even when I was feeling nervous about my hand! Dr. Knight is knowledgeable and attentive not only about the needs of your hand and wrist, but also about the specific needs of the patient. I am so grateful to Dr. Knight and everyone at the Hand and Wrist Institute for making my road to recovery as quick and easy as possible, allowing me to get back in action that much sooner!
Danika Duffy, Professional Snow Boarder
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Dr. Knight, Thank you!! You saved my career!!
Robbie Maddison | Professional Freestyle Motocross
Rafael Belmar Osuna
You were kind to see my daughter Ana Lorena (early July 2010) literally upon our arrival from Mexico after her car accident. Ana Lorena, an internationally ranked junior tennis player was diagnosed in Guadalajara, Mexico to require wrist operation to fix a broken tendon.
We would like to manifest our deepest appreciation for the outstanding care that Ana Lorena received. We are very grateful to you for your professionalism, enthusiasm and patience (my wife and I will never forget the time and the effort to listen to my attempted translation of the Spanish MRI interpretation). Thanks for taking the time to hear our concerns, provide us with educated explanations and advising us on the appropriate steps to follow in order to determine if the operation was needed or not.
The MRI that you recommended indicated no injury to the tendons or ligaments and thus you recommended not to operate.
Ana Lorena proceeded to train and compete during the summer (started year 2010 ranked 1,958 in the International Tennis Federation and finished the year at number 635) and was able to enroll in the Evert tennis academy in August 2010 where she I currently are training until the end of June 2011. As of today, she has not felt any pain and is going through her life and tennis training as if nothing ever happened.
Rafael Belmar Osuna
Father and former US Open and Wimbledon doubles champion
When I met Dr. Knight my right hand & arm were in constant pain and had little mobility. After a year of visiting other doctors I had started to lose hope. After Dr. Knight’s treatment, I not only have full mobility, I am pain free. Every day it gets better and better. I owe it all to Dr. Knight’s sure hand and surgical brilliance. I wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend him.
Rose McGowan, actress
Natu “The Samoan Truth” Visinia
As a professional boxer, I have to spend countless hours hitting speed bags, heavy bags, and mitts and not to mention, the countless hours of sparring I need to go through in order to train for competition. When I injured my wrist, it was very difficult for me to know that I couldn’t train or compete. I consulted three other doctors and received minimal results and continued to suffer from intense pain. I was very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Knight. He performed my surgery and got me back to boxing almost immediately. He and his staff were incredibly thorough and efficient in handling my injury from start to finish. Not only were he and his staff skilled and knowledgeable, they were also very kind and understanding of the situation I was in. and provided an ideal environment for me to take care of my wrist. Since my surgery, I’ve already competed in two boxing events and have won both of them.
Thanks for bringing me back Dr. Knight!!
Natu “The Samoan Truth” Visinia
Professional Heavyweight Boxer
The Peters Family
Thank you Dr. Knight for the outstanding care we received for our 8 year old son. Our son was a level 5 gymnast, who was ranked #4 in the western region United States, for the year 2008. We had consulted with many doctors before seeing you, regarding a benign bone tumor attached to his forearm. You were the one who heard our concerns, educated us, and accepted the challenge of removing the tumor. Not only did you take the challenge to remove the tumor, but you were enthusiastic and excited to do so. We are very grateful for you and your team. We felt we were as important as your professional athlete patients. From beginning to end, the whole surgery process was first class. The surgery was a great success. After taking four months off from any workouts to heal, our son went back to training and was ready to competenine months from the actual surgery date. He not only jumped up a level to Level 6, but he succeeded in placing 3rd overall at the 2009 California West Coast Team Challenge. Our son now has a promising future in the sport of gymnastics thanks to you, Dr. Knight!
The Peters Family
Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. M.D.
Because of sports injuries and rotating my wrist in surgery I was having difficulty with full range of motion that could have been career-threatening. Being well versed with all surgeons in the area I selected Dr. Knight because of his skill and expertise in the field of hand and upper extremity surgery. He performed an outpatient arthroscopic procedure on my wrist and I was back working within days and haven’t missed a day since.
Robert S. Bray, Jr. M.D.
I am a satisfied patient of Dr. John Knight. The surgery he performed on my wrist enabled me to be back to work at full capacity in the time frame he predicted. I followed his instructions and had a complete recovery from, at the time, a scary injury. I’m a musician; hence, my hands are my most important tools of my trade. The staff was both efficient and confidence instilling. I would, and have, recommended his services and skills to my colleagues.
Legendary Drummer for the Stray Cats
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