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Richard S. Wirges, MD

OrthoArkansas, PA
800 Fair Park
Little Rock, AR 72204

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(501) 500-3500



(501) 500-3550

Richard S. Wirges, MD

Dr. Richard Wirges was born in Russellville, AR, and attended Arkansas Tech University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. He then enrolled at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Wirges completed his medical training with a surgical internship and general surgery residency at Texas Tech University and a hand surgery fellowship with Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center in Louisville, KY.

As a hand surgery specialist at OrthoArkansas, he treats patients of all ages who have a variety of conditions. He is Board Certified by the American Board of General Surgeons in both general and hand surgery and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association of the Hand Surgery. He has a special interest in the treatment of Dupytren’s disease, arthritis, trigger fingers, nerve compressions, sports injuries, and trauma. He helped develop, implement, and participates in the current state-wide Hand Trauma Telemedicine service, providing a higher level of care for all of Arkansas.

He and his wife, Marla, are actively involved in the activities of their three children and their church. As time permits, Dr. Wirges also enjoys travel, CrossFit, and skiing.


Texas Tech University Health Science Center


Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center, Louisville, KY

Degree Origin

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Educational Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Practicing Specialties

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Practicing Health Concerns

Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupytren’s Disease, Hand Surgery, Hand Trauma, Nerve Compressions, Sports Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Trigger Finger, Wrist Surgery

Board Certifications

General Surgery, Surgery of the Hand