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Dr. Alan Christensen, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Christensen

Orlando Orthopaedic Center

25 W Crystal Lake St Ste 200 Orlando, FL 32806

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Dr. Alan Christensen, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Science in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Christensen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Neuroplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen performs Neuroplasty more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Christensen performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Christensen treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Christensen treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Christensen's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

The group was formed on the principles that comprehensive care of orthopaedic problems and other musculoskeletal disease can be delivered in a high quality, cost effective way while meeting the patient's needs. These goals are accomplished through an integrated staff with the professional skills necessary to provide the highest quality care to all of our patients.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1987
Indiana Hand Center-St. Vincent's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Wilford Hall Usaf Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Wilford Hall Usaf Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1981
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Science
Medical School
1971
New York University
Undergraduate School
1987
1986
1982
1981
1971

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Christensen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Christensen

4.2

Based on 115 reviews

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(90)
4 Stars
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(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
19.130434782608695%
(22)

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I have to wonder who is leaving these positive reviews of Dr. Christensen. My experience with this man was Awful. He was very short with me and incredibly rude. I waited in a room for 1 hr and 20 minutes for him. He came into the room 1 hr after my appt. time. Didn't apologize for my wait but rather said he didn't have time to deal with me. When I tried to ask a few questions, he cut me off and told me I was too old to have anything done. Then, again cut me off and said he had places to be. Mind you, I waited one month for the appointment and arrived 20 minutes early with test results in hand. He didn't take the time to look at them or explain anything about them to me. This doctor was HORRIBLE to me. If I could give less than one star for him I would.
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Almost 29 years ago, in April 1990, at M.D.Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD, I first met Dr. Alan W. Christensen. Then a Major in the USAF, he repaired my left hand after a firing pin malfunction on a 9mm handgun sent a round through it and into my 3rd metacarpal. I was flown from Loring AFB, Maine to Andrews AFB at that time because I was told that the United States Air Force's best hand surgeon performed surgery there. How true that was.
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Dr. Christensen is a very caring physician. Never in a hurry. Fully explains your problem and gives you several alternatives for care. I have been using Orlando Orthopedic Center for close to 20 years. I would always recommend this group for any orthopedic problems.
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Dr. Christensen performed tendon transfers on my daughters wrist and hand. Prior to this surgery, her wrist and fingers were so contracted and painful that the wrist could not be manipulated and the fingers could not be opened without tremendous force. After surgery, her wrist is flat and her fingers are open and straight. Her pain is substantially improved. This surgery was a major success. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Christensen. He is skilled beyond belief, kind and caring
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Dr Christensen is fantastic. In the last six weeks he has fixed both of my hands with carpal tunnel and he did a fantastic job and explained everything thoroughly so I could understand it
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Extremely impressed with efficiency of the staff and timelines and positive attitude of Dr. Christensen.
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Dr. Christensen is always helpful and takes excellent care of me. Very professional and personable as well. I would highly recommend Dr Christensen and Orlando Orthopaedic.
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Dr. Christensen did a great job with my rotator cuff injury. My recovery after surgery was longer than I thought but he always reminded me to be patient and to understand that I had a severe injury. He is very straight forward and to the point. I am still recovering but thankful that Dr. Christensen was able to repair my shoulder. Thanks Dr. Christensen and to the whole staff at Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
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Dr. Christensen was wonderful. I have graduated earlly from my fractures and he has been an amazing help in my recovery. The procedures that they have in place are amazing, very organized, and individuals do not spend a plethora of time waiting. Dr. Christensen is warm and very approachable.
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Dr. Christensen has been my orthopedic surgeon for 3 rotator cuff surgeries (one was reinjured) and two carpel tunnel surgeries. He's an expert in his field and a very straight forward, no nonsense doctor. He gets the job done efficiently with no complications, good recovery time, and you are on your way.
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Great doc who took good care of me.
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Hands down the worst Orthopedic doctor in Orlando. He simply can't be bothered to answer patient questions. Did not provide a correct diagnosis, which my new doctor thankfully did provide with a bit of asking questions about my symptoms and doing a quick diagnostic test on me. Dr. Christensen will unnecessarily push surgery and simply doesn't care to even listen to patients. After I asked him a question he said, "I don't need to answer that because it's not relevant." Unbelievably rude.
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Dr. Christensen explained what the process was for my fracture and took great care of me throughout my recovery.
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Awful experience. Very unprofessional. Do not recommend!!!
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After many months going to several doctors, with no resolution for my shoulder and elbow pain, I am so glad I saw Dr. Christensen. He was extremely thorough since the initial visit taking the time to read my previous records, asking questions and listening to my concerns.. He ordered extensive blood work and exams to find the root of the problem. He then explained all my options in detail. I am so grateful for his thorough approach to my case, experience and bedside manner. Highly recommend him!
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Had hand surgery by Dr Alan Christensen at the Orlando Orthopedic Groups surgical center. The nurses and attendants almost made it fun! Everyone was so nice and attentive. The Center was very clean. The anthesthesiologist visited with me prior and after surgery and also called that night to check on me. Dr Christensen explained everything he was going to do. Everyone was very professional.
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Dr. Christensen is wonderful! Great Dr., personable and took great care of me!!
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After two different hand/ wrist issues over two years or so that Dr. Christensen helped with, I can say without reservation that he actually treats the patient and the injury and does so with empathy and professionalism. He is concerned about his patients and is very knowledgeable about injuries, conditions, and treatments and is willing to discuss options to meet the patient's needs. Further, his Coordinator, Kim Jessee, continues his compassion during check out ensuring patient satisfaction!
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Both hands have been riddled with Dupuytren over 35 years. I had surgical operations back then which were painful & required 6 months of rehab. Last year Al preformed Needle Fasciotony on my right hand fingers & Opended the Web with great success & minimual pain. Recently I opted for xiaflex injection & manipulation for finger on my right hand. Again great success. Al is a master surgeon, friend & hero with a great support team. I highly recommend Alan Christensen! Bob Lasek
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A+ for everything!: surgery experience, home run results, Alan's friendliness, support team's customer services (thanks Kim), great value, and the Sand Lake and SOHO well run offices.
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