Blog

Welcome to the official blog of The Hand and Wrist Institute. Led by Dr. John Knight, The Hand and Wrist Institute is a leader in hand, wrist and upper extremity treatment. This blog is source of information for thousands of visitors each month. We hope you find topics and information that is not only interesting, but helpful.

Jason Heyward May Be Placed On The Disabled List After A Left Hand Injury

July 20th, 2017

Jason Heyward, a right fielder for the Chicago Cubs, left a game with a left hand abrasion. Heyward...


Royals’ Hunter Dozier Fractures Wrist

July 13th, 2017

After spending several years playing minor league baseball, it looked like Hunter Dozier would final...


When wrist cartilage is worn away – ongoing research for new treatments

July 6th, 2017
wrist Injury

When cartilage wears down in the wrists, the resulting pain can seriously impair quality of life. Th...


Angels’ Mike Trout Lands on DL With Hand Injury

June 29th, 2017
baseball

Angels outfielder Mike Trout is perennially in the discussion as the best player in Major League Bas...


Will Bruin’s Dislocated Elbow Sidelines Him

June 23rd, 2017
soccer ball

The Seattle Sounders’ May 20 game against Real Salt Lake was both a win and a loss for the team. W...


Watch out for ‘avocado hand’ and other serious kitchen knife accidents

June 19th, 2017

A recent story that has cropped up across various news outlets involves the relatively widespread ph...


Braves’ Freddie Freeman to Miss At Least 8 Weeks With Wrist Fracture

June 8th, 2017

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman has been having a fantastic season so far, but it’ll be a while befo...


Youth Sports And Injuries

June 2nd, 2017
elbow injury

Children who participate in youth sports can benefit from the activities in a variety of ways. Being...


Hand health news: How does the latest research about osteoarthritis affect you?

May 25th, 2017
Arthritic/Senior Adult Hands

US News & World Report recently shared results from a study on people’s lifetime chances o...


Diamondback’s Pitcher Out for Season for Elbow Surgery

May 18th, 2017

The Major League Baseball season is just getting started and most teams are still in a state of hope...


Mets Place Lucas Duda on Disabled List With Elbow Injury

May 11th, 2017
baseball

When is a win not always a win for a sports team? When a key player on the squad gets injured in the...


Marcus Semien Placed On 10-Day Disabled List After Injuring His Wrist

May 4th, 2017

Marcus Semien, a shortstop for the Oakland Athletics, was placed on the 10-day disabled list after i...


Sam Dekker Fractures Left Hand

April 27th, 2017
basketball

Sam Dekker is no stranger to injuries, and he took another hit on Sunday when he injured is left han...


Drew Smyly Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Injury

April 20th, 2017

Drew Smyly showed signs of excellence during the World Baseball Classic earlier this month, and the ...


Ian Desmond’s Fracture Hand Could Take a While to Heal

April 14th, 2017

The 2016 MLB season went well for Ian Desmond, who at the time was playing for the Texas Rangers. Th...