Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2012
On Friday, April 13, renowned hand surgeon Dr. John T. Knight appeared on the CBS television show “The Doctors” along with one his patients. The surgeon discussed the common condition known as trigger finger. During the episode, Knight explained how injury and inflammation causes nodule development at the base of a finger, which restricts bending ability. The top hand surgeon used a simple pulley system for illustrating how the affliction impedes movement.
The physician also presented a video of the actual corrective treatment, which involved making a small incision in the basal crease of the thumb and snipping the underlying nodule. The patient remained awake and communicative before, during and after surgery. The entire process required only 10 to 15 minutes of time and illustrated the patient’s immediate results. Closing the incision required three small sutures.
This episode marked Dr. Knight’s fifth appearance on the hit CBS show. On previous episodes, Dr. Knight discussed and demonstrated a condition commonly referred to as “Mommy Thumb” and endoscopic procedures for carpal tunnel treatment. With over 20 years of orthopedic surgical experience, Dr. Knight regularly consults with patients at the Hand and Wrist Institute at D.I.S.C. Dr. Knight specializes in the diagnosis, care and treatment of deformities, disorders and injuries occurring in the hand, wrist and upper extremities.
While many patients benefit from conservative treatment methods that include hot/cold applications, anti-inflammatory medications and therapy, some conditions require corrective surgery. The state of the art surgical center enables Dr. Knight the opportunity of offering minimally invasive arthroscopic and endoscopic treatment alternatives to his patients. Performed on an out-patient basis, these technologically advanced surgeries provide immediate results with shorter recovery times for a wide variety of conditions.
Dr. Knight’s surgical expertise includes elbow arthroscopy, joint replacement and reconstructive procedures. Other surgical modalities that Dr. Knight performs include stitchless endoscopic carpal tunnel release and replantation. Patients seek advice and treatment from the ganglion cyst surgeon for dozens of conditions that include animal bites, burns and fractures along with numerous other ligament, tendon and joint problems.
The board certified surgeon’s reputation brings individuals from all across the United States and around the globe seeking advice and treatment. In the past, Dr. Knight’s patients included professional BMX rider Corey Bohan and motorcycle stunt rider Robbie Maddison. Dr. Knight and the team of physicians at the Hand and Wrist Institute also extend their services as medical providers of the U.S. Olympic team.
Patients requiring an initial or secondary medical opinion have the option of contacting Dr. Knight through the Virtual medical Consultation online. By phone or Skype, the surgeon welcomes condition discussions that include questions, answers and information gathering sessions. After providing symptoms and previous diagnoses, Dr. Knight offers potential treatment options that may include medication, surgical and non-surgical procedures.