Hand & Wrist

From arthritis of the hand to minor sprains of the hand and wrist, any pain within your hands or an upper extremity can disrupt the most basic of daily tasks.

The fellowship-trained hand surgeons at Orlando Orthopaedic Center offer complete and comprehensive care of almost any disorder of the hand and upper extremity including complex cases involving the nerves.

With in-house physical therapy provided at most practice locations, the hand and wrist surgery specialists at Orlando Orthopaedic Center can monitor your condition throughout the rehabilitation and post-operative process – providing the most current and extensive hand and upper extremity care in Central Florida.

Peripheral Nerve Center

Nerve Center - Orlando Orthopaedic CenterThe Peripheral Nerve Center at Orlando Orthopaedic Center is a multi-specialty collaboration of physicians and surgeons assembled to care for patients with traumatic and chronic nerve injuries and conditions of the upper and lower extremities.

We utilize the latest diagnostic and surgical tools available to return patients to the highest level of function possible.

Our goal is to offer you the highest quality comprehensive care available for peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries and conditions throughout Central Florida.


Common Conditions & Procedures

Meet Our Doctors

Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D.


Alan W. Christensen, M.D.


Michael D. Riggenbach, M.D.


Arthritis of the Hand

The hands and wrists are made up of several small joints that work together to produce motion. Arthritis of the hand occurs when one or more of these joints succumb to inflammation. Many times arthritis is the result of disease or trauma that leads to cartilage loss, but it can be a result of aging.


Patient Success Stories

“My message to Dr. Riggenbach is, thank you. Thank you so much for giving life back to my left hand and arm, after a life-changing event.”

– Ronnie, Patient of Dr. Riggenbach


“I work a lot with my hands and they are important in my work. Dr. Halperin is great surgeon. He will listen to you and give you his opinion. If he doesn’t like something he’ll fix it.”

– Vicky, Patient of Dr. Halperin


“Dr. Christensen took an injury that was almost unfixable and did wonders. I can’t say anything more; I could’ve lost the use of my hand, and now, I have my hand back.”– Jeff, Patient of Dr. Christensen


Walk-in Clinic

Save Time. Save Money. Immediate Access.

Bring your sprains, strains and breaks to downtown Orlando’s only orthopaedic injury walk-in clinic. Located in the SoDo Shopping Plaza across from TJ Maxx.


Recent News

Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D., Named Chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors

Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D. Florida orthopaedic surgeon Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D., became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board [...]

From Bullet Wound to Bulletproof: One Patient’s Nerve Transfer Story

Ronnie Moseley never thought he’d be a statistic. On January 9, 2014, his life changed forever when his firearm accidentally discharged, seriously wounding his left hand. [...]

Reconstructive Surgery Allows Patient to Regain Use of her Dominant Hand

Danna Olivo was in Brazil, enjoying a much needed vacation when tragedy struck. In the blink of an eye everything changed for the Orlando resident [...]

Living with a SLAP Tear

Imagine cooking in your kitchen, going to reach for something out of a cabinet and not being able to grab it because of excruciating pain [...]

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