John T. Knight, M.D. Announced Medical Director


Specialties Include Advanced Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Outpatient Procedures Including the New Stitchless Carpal Tunnel Release and Wrist Arthroscopy

Marina del Rey, Calif. (January 11, 2010) – D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center, an Official Medical Services Provider for the U.S. Olympic Team and one of the premiere sports medicine, orthopedic and spine centers in the country is proud to announce the launch of The Hand & Wrist Institute at D.I.S.C. under the direction of John T. Knight, M.D. according to CEO and founder Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., one of the country’s leading neurological spine surgeons. The Hand and Wrist Institute at D.I.S.C. will be located at both the Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills offices. They can be reached by calling 310.574.0400 or online at

“After Dr. Knight joined the medical group in late 2007, hand, wrist and upper extremity patient care has become an integral part of services provided by D.I.S.C.,” said Dr. Bray.  “The opening of The Hand & Wrist Institute will provide added distinction to the high-caliber of treatment options available through the skillful expertise of Dr. Knight.”

The Hand & Wrist Institute will offer a wide-array of services encompassing diagnostics, conservative care, pain management, rehabilitation and advanced arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures performed on an outpatient basis.  Specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Knight is highly-regarded for stitchless carpal tunnel release and stitchless wrist arthroscopy which are dramatic improvements over the traditional open procedures allowing for a less painful and quicker recovery.

“I am delighted with the opening of The Hand & Wrist Institute,” said Dr. Knight, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  “Today more than ever, the use of our hands and wrists are vital to everyday activities. It our goal to help patients relieve pain and bring life back to their hands through the latest approved therapies and techniques.”

A graduate of 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.  He has also received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.  Dr. Knight brings with him more than 25 years of experience and has performed more than 15,000 procedures.

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 a quadriplegic patient’s  hand.

About D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center:

D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center is an Official Medical Services Provider of the United States Olympic Team.  Established in 2007 by preeminent neurological spinal surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., D.I.S.C. is redefining patient care with a multidisciplinary center that has the expertise of a variety of specialists from the fields of spinal neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, pain management, chiropractic care, athletic training, acupuncture, oriental medicine, nutrition and performance psychology all working together to find the best solution for each individual.   D.I.S.C. offers the next generation of diagnostic imagining services and a complete world-class surgery center with three suites specializing in minimally invasive spinal microsurgery, advanced arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures.  Throughout the center you will find a dedicated team of highly qualified experts offering unparalleled medical services combined with old-fashioned personal care.  More information is available by contacting them at 310.574.0400 or online at

Dr. John Knight
Dr. John Knight

Dr. Knight is a renowned hand, wrist and upper extremity surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Knight is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship trained. Dr Knight has appeared on CNN, The Doctors TV, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Oxygen network and more.