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Expert Orthopedic Care at Your Fingertips

Whether it’s writing to a loved one or tucking your little one into bed, your hands make so many important moments possible. That’s why our whole-person approach to hand and wrist care is designed to support every part of you.

Combining Knowledge With Innovation

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                        Leaders Moving Orthopedic Care Forward

Leaders Moving Orthopedic Care Forward

Pioneering is in our DNA. It’s why we were the first team in the state to explore arthroscopic surgeries — and why we’ve performed more orthopedic surgeries than anyone else in Florida.

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                        Recover Faster With Minimally Invasive Surgery

Recover Faster With Minimally Invasive Surgery

Get back to your daily routine sooner with minimally invasive surgical options that are safer, faster and reduce pain and scarring. 

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                        A Collaboration Philosophy

A Collaboration Philosophy

To deliver the best standard of care for arthritis, we take a multidisciplinary approach backed by specialized rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and other experts.

A Helping Hand for Wrist & Hand Pain

From daily tasks like typing at a computer to special moments like waving to your child on his or her first day of school, you rely on your hands for so many things. If hand or wrist pain is holding you back, we’re here to help. Our comprehensive orthopedic hand program includes advanced treatments and specialized care, helping you move easily again.
 

If you're suffering from pain, stiffness or other uncomfortable symptoms, we're here to help. A number of factors may be causing your condition, so we'll work to uncover the source and determine the best course of action for recovery. Please reach out if you're experiencing any of the following hand or wrist symptoms:

  • Chronic pain or tenderness in the joint(s)
  • Joint stiffness
  • Joint swelling
  • Limited mobility in the affected joint(s)
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Warmth and redness in the joint area
  • Weakness

If you've suffered a wrist or hand injury or are recovering from surgery, we can help you recover and regain your mobility.

Learn more about our rehabilitation program.

An ache in your wrist while you write. Discomfort when bending your fingers. When you’re ready to move past the pain, there’s a connected network leading the way. At AdventHealth, formerly Florida Hospital, Orthopedic Institute, our hand and wrist specialists include skilled surgeons, physical therapists and more. We care for a range of hand and wrist conditions, including: 

  • Arthritis, Including Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis 
  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Infections (Osteomyelitis) 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Contracture
  • Damaged Tendons
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve Damage
  • Malunion (Fractures That Heal Incorrectly)
  • Nonunion (Fractures That Heal Incompletely)
  • Tendonitis 
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Sprain

Your team will work closely with you to get to the root cause of the problem and build your personalized treatment plan. From compassionate emotional support to expert physical therapy to help you restore mobility and build strength, we’re here to guide your whole-person wellness at every turn. 
 

You’re ready to live your life with more movement and less pain. When surgery is the right option for you, trust your compassionate care team to guide you. To help you get back to your normal routine faster, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, leading to shorter recovery times and less scarring. Within our network, we offer a wide variety of leading-edge procedures for hand and wrist conditions, including:

  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Closed Reduction and Fixation to Realign or Set Broken Bones
  • Debridement (Removing Damaged or Infected Tissue)
  • Fasciotomy (Releasing Pressure or Tension)

If you feel a little anxious before your surgery, know that you’re not alone. Your orthopedic care team will be with you from day one. Before your procedure, we’ll recommend simple lifestyle changes that can help you improve your outcomes, like rehabilitation, exercise and quitting smoking. You’ll also be supported throughout your surgical journey by your dedicated Care Coordinator. They’ll take care of all the little details, including appointment scheduling, so you can relax and heal.

When the joints in your hands, wrists and fingers are swollen and sore, simple tasks like tying your shoelaces can seem almost impossible. If you’re living with arthritis, we want to make each day easier. Whether it’s recommending effective self-care methods to help you manage your pain at home or offering family education to help your loved ones support you, our arthritis specialists are here for you. 

To improve the function and mobility of your joints, your multidisciplinary team can include specialized rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and occupational therapists. This team will work together to ease your discomfort and stiffness, so you can focus on the things you love in life. 
 

When you’re on the path to wellness, know that you have a team by your side. You’ll never be alone as you recover from your condition or surgery. Our comprehensive and compassionate rehabilitation program is built around you, helping you achieve your health goals and feel whole again. To help avoid any delays, we offer direct access, which means you can schedule an appointment directly with one of our facilities. You don’t need a referral, because we believe care should be available whenever you need it. (Most insurances accepted for direct access. Please call to confirm.)

Your team of physicians, physical therapists, sports medicine specialists and other experts is always here to support your whole-person wellness. From physical therapy, massage and fitness programs designed to promote healing, we want to help you embrace a full and active lifestyle. 

Learn more about our rehabilitation program.

Specialists Who Support You

Megan S. Crosmer, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Jeffrey A. Deren, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Patrick F. Emerson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Adam S. Fenichel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Kurt A. Gasner, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Scott Gordon, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Michael D. Riggenbach, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joseph E. Robison, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Jose A. Torres, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Joanne R. Werntz, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Brian D. White, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
George M. White, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Referral-Free Care

You want to start getting better faster. We want you to feel in control of your health. That's why you no longer need a referral to see one of our direct access physical therapists. If your insurance allows, you can make an appointment with any physical therapist you want, whenever you want.

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Our Locations. Your Options.

As interconnected pieces of one of the most comprehensive orthopedic care networks in Florida, every one of our Central Florida locations contributes to the strength of the AdventHealth Orthopedic Institute. Our dedicated team will help you explore your options and find the right fit, so you’re in the best setting to get the care you need.

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Imaging & Evaluation

When you have an injury or chronic condition, you want to know exactly what’s happening below the surface. Our state-of-the-art imaging centers, accredited by the American College of Radiology, enable us to effectively detect and diagnose your issue, monitor your healing progress and clear you to resume your favorite activities.