Beverly Hills Hand And Wrist Surgeon Launches Nonprofit To Help Those Who Cannot Afford Treatment

Top Quote Candidates Encouraged To Submit Stories To "Lending A Hand". End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2016 - One of the nation's most prominent hand and wrist specialists is unveiling a nonprofit designed to help those in need of treatment but don't have the means to cover the costs. Board-certified surgeon John Knight, M.D. has announced the formation of Lending A Hand that also will be involved in educational and research endeavors related to his field of specialty.

    For more than 20 years, Knight has been on the vanguard in treating a wide range of medical conditions involving the hand, wrist and upper arm. He has earned national attention for his minimally invasive surgical techniques especially for one that corrects carpal tunnel syndrome, a common injury developed by those performing repetitive tasks. He has performed more than 20,000 such procedures.

    One frequent complaint among new moms is a phenomenon known as Mommy's Thumb that develops from exerting too much pressure on the thumb when lifting the child thus rending her unable to lift or even care for the young one. Other conditions are Gamers Syndrome, a painful condition affecting the hands and wrists of those who spend much of their time gaming; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, when the nerve running from the arm to the hand becomes compressed leading to wrist pain, numbness, burning/tingling, reduced grip strength and more; and fixing botched surgeries caused by previous treatment at other facilities. For a full list of conditions, visit

    Applicants for Lending A Hand must have a previous work-up from a doctor as well as an X-ray and MRI. This should be submitted along with a brief note about why you should be considered (no more than 500 words). The best cases are ones where other doctors say they could not help and the patient is in considerable pain with nowhere else to turn. Email info to LendingAHand ( @ ) groffhinman dot com dot No phone calls will be accepted at the doctor's office; any inquiries should be directed to (562) 491-1000 dot

    "I'm delighted to announce the formation of Lending A Hand," said Knight, a frequent guest on local and national television where he shares his knowledge about the latest in hand, wrist and upper arm treatments. "I decided to establish the nonprofit in response to the great number of people suffering, yet do not have medical insurance or the means to cover the costs of treatment. Also, I hope to conduct research and continue educating the public about the various conditions that could be impacting their lives."

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