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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Dr. John T. Knight Joins DISC

Dr. John T. Knight, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the physician team at the Marina del Rey-based DISC Sports & Spine Center as a specialist concentrating on innovative treatments for hand and wrist injuries it was announced today by CEO and Founder Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr.

MARINA DEL REY, CALIF -- Dr. John T. Knight, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the physician team at the Marina del Rey-based DISC Sports & Spine Center as a specialist concentrating on innovative treatments for hand and wrist injuries it was announced today by CEO and Founder Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr.

“We are very excited that Dr. Knight has agreed to join DISC as he is a highly-qualified hand and wrist surgeon with an expertise that will greatly add to our orthopedic services,” Bray said. “Our goal is to provide a full spectrum of care for spine and sports and having a surgeon of his caliber is a significant step that will greatly benefit our patients.”

A graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana with a degree in biology, Dr. Knight obtained his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he received the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Outstanding Student Award, June 1987. Following his orthopedic training at LSU Medical Center, he completed a hand and upper extemities surgery Fellowship at the Joseph H. Boyes program in Los Angeles and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand.

“I am delighted about this opportunity to join DISC,” Dr. Knight said. “D.I.S.C. represents a new level in patient care and I look forward to being a part of the team. The D.I.S.C. facility is second to none in the region, if not the country. Offering patients the best possible resources, all in one central location, only serves to enhance the care and treatment they receive.”

Dr. Knight gained national notoriety in the late 1990s with his persistence and dedication that helped Congress passed the Aviation Medical Assistance Act on April 24, 1998. As part of his 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 resorting function to the quadriplegic patients’ hand.

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discmdgroup DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate. Read more articles by discmdgroup.