If you’re looking for a carpal tunnel doctor in Las Vegas, you may want to consider heading out of town to see the nation’s leading carpal tunnel specialist. Dr. John Knight is a renowned carpal tunnel surgeon based in Los Angeles, a short four-hour drive from Las Vegas. Dr. Knight is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and has been featured on The Doctors TV show speaking about the revolutionary hand and wrist procedures he performs at The Hand and Wrist Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. John Knight has helped thousands of patients become pain-free which is why many of his patients choose to make the short trip from Las Vegas to L.A.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is painful irritation of the median nerve in the hand and wrist. This nerve passes through a very small, tunnel-like area of the wrist, and when the area becomes inflamed, irritation, numbness and pain develop. The hallmark symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the ring and little finger of the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome often develops from repetitive tasks such as using a computer or Smartphone, or from being overweight. Splints, medications, injections, decreased use of the hand and wrist, ergonomic changes at the workstation, and rest are all recommended non-invasive treatments to help reduce pressure on the nerve. If these treatments don’t provide relief, carpal tunnel release surgery is a highly effective procedure proving an immediate reprieve from the pain.
The Stitchless Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release surgery performed by carpal tunnel surgeon Dr. John Knight is a revolutionary procedure offering maximum pain relief with minimal scarring and recovery time. The surgery takes just 10 minutes and recovery time is cut by an estimated 50% compared to “open” carpal tunnel surgery.
Because Dr. Knight is able to use an endoscope to see inside the wrist, only a one centimeter incision is required to perform the surgery. Local anesthetic will be applied and then Dr. Knight is able to insert the endoscope and cut the constricting ligament that is the cause of so much irritation. Because only a small incision is necessary, the skin and muscles of the wrist and palm are spared, resulting in less pain, scarring and recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their daily lives after just 48 hours post-surgery.
If you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome or have already been diagnosed, call or email The Hand and Wrist Institute for an initial consultation with carpal tunnel specialist Dr. John Knight. Dr. Knight will discuss your individual situation with you and determine the best course of treatment. In the past 20 years Dr. Knight has helped thousands of patients become pain-free and his goal is to restore motion and function to help you live a more active lifestyle.
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