The Hand and Wrist Institute of Orange County
The Hand and Wrist Institute is a nationally and internationally renowned center of excellence dedicated to the conservative and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. John Knight is the founder and director of the Hand and Wrist Institute. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery, fellowship trained in surgery of the hand and upper extremity and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Knight has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of upper extremity problems. His focus and expertise is in minimally invasive surgery to minimize scarring resulting in a quicker less painful recovery. The signature procedures of the Institute are the stitchless endoscopic carpal tunnel release and advanced wrist arthroscopic surgery; both of which allow a speedy recovery compared to more traditional procedures. You can see Dr. Knight at our convenient Newport Beach location.
The Hand and Wrist Institute offers a comprehensive list of state of the art surgical procedures in the treatment of hand, wrist, elbow and arm injuries and disorders.
The Hand and Wrist Institute provides treatment for virtually every injury and condition relating to the hand, wrist and elbow. This section provides educational material on many of the most common conditions.
Dr. Knight in the News
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has become commonplace in today’s society. With the increase of computer use, an increasing number of people are looking for relief from this painful condition. The Hand and Wrist Institute offers the most innovate treatment of carpal tunnel release that is stichless and completed in 10 minutes. The scarring is minimal and only local anesthetic is used.
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Many of the most painful and complex wrist conditions can be treated by advanced wrist arthroscopy. This minimally invasive procedure is preferred by clients because the recovery time is much shorter than the traditional open procedure and the surgery is done using two small incisions minimizing scarring of the skin.
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Treating Red Bull Athletes
Through minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy, Dr. Knight has had a high success rate in returning many of the elite world athletes, such as Robbie Maddison back to their sport quickly. By using a small tube and camera through two 2 mm incisions, he is able to treat complex wrist ligament and cartilage injuries. Read More >
Corey Bohan had a terrible accident while competing that jeopardized his career. He sought out the best treatment in the US and landed at The Hand and Wrist Institute. After successful advanced wrist arthroscopy, he had a full recovery and is riding again at a high level. Watch the Procedure >