Dr. Robert J. Purchase, MD

Dr. Robert J. Purchase, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 42 years old

My approach to patient care is rather simple, listen; engage; and educate. As a prior collegiate football player and life-long athlete, I understand the importance of getting people back to the activities they love. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and knee & use minimally invasive techniques to treat rotator cuffs, meniscus tears, ACL injuries, & many more. I perform total joint replacements of the shoulder and knee including the less invasive partial replacements. The care of complex traumatic injuries, fractures & tendon ruptures, is a core part of my practice as well. If you want to wait forty minutes to spend five minutes with a doctor who doesn't make eye contact or explain anything, there are many good options. If you want to be treated like an adult, become informed about your health, and participate in the process; then please make an appointment. This practice is in network with many insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance carrier included in the list of contracted plans, please call 415-353-6380 to confirm participation.Read more

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My approach to patient care is rather simple, listen; engage; and educate. As a prior collegiate football player and life-long athlete, I understand the importance of getting people back to the activities they love. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and knee & use minimally invasive techniques to treat rotator cuffs, meniscus tears, ACL injuries, & many more. I perform total joint replacements of the shoulder and knee including the less invasive partial replacements. The care of complex traumatic injuries, fractures & tendon ruptures, is a core part of my practice as well. If you want to wait forty minutes to spend five minutes with a doctor who doesn't make eye contact or explain anything, there are many good options. If you want to be treated like an adult, become informed about your health, and participate in the process; then please make an appointment. This practice is in network with many insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance carrier included in the list of contracted plans, please call 415-353-6380 to confirm participation.Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Purchase says..

In addition to an Orthopedic Surgical Residency that was prestigious and well-rounded, I was fortunate to continue my training with a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery. Fellowship gave me a foundation that has led to mastery over time and experience. I am comfortable treating all manner of shoulder problems including arthroscopic and open techniques. Shoulder arthroplasty including revisions are all part of my surgical skill set. In addition to my surgical shoulder practice, I also perform arthroscopy and arthroplasty on the knee including partial knee replacements.

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  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

Dr. Purchase says..

In addition to an Orthopedic Surgical Residency that was prestigious and well-rounded, I was fortunate to continue my training with a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery. Fellowship gave me a foundation that has led to mastery over time and experience. I am comfortable treating all manner of shoulder problems including arthroscopic and open techniques. Shoulder arthroplasty including revisions are all part of my surgical skill set. In addition to my surgical shoulder practice, I also perform arthroscopy and arthroplasty on the knee including partial knee replacements.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

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    Sanctions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Temple University Hospital

    Completed in 2007

  • Residency Hospital
    Temple University Hospital Department of Orthopedics

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St. Mary's Shoulder and Sports Medicine

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Washingtion and Jefferson College

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Purchase's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Purchase

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Purchase's Care Philosophy

My approach to patient care is rather simple, listen; engage; and educate. As a prior collegiate football player and life-long athlete, I understand the importance of getting people back to the activities they love. I am a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in surgery of the shoulder and knee & use minimally invasive techniques to treat rotator cuffs, meniscus tears, ACL injuries, & many more. I perform total joint replacements of the shoulder and knee including the less invasive partial replacements. The care of complex traumatic injuries, fractures & tendon ruptures, is a core part of my practice as well. If you want to wait forty minutes to spend five minutes with a doctor who doesn't make eye contact or explain anything, there are many good options. If you want to be treated like an adult, become informed about your health, and participate in the process; then please make an appointment. This practice is in network with many insurance plans. If you do not see your insurance carrier included in the list of contracted plans, please call 415-353-6380 to confirm participation.

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Dr. Purchase says...

In addition to an Orthopedic Surgical Residency that was prestigious and well-rounded, I was fortunate to continue my training with a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery. Fellowship gave me a foundation that has led to mastery over time and experience. I am comfortable treating all manner of shoulder problems including arthroscopic and open techniques. Shoulder arthroplasty including revisions are all part of my surgical skill set. In addition to my surgical shoulder practice, I also perform arthroscopy and arthroplasty on the knee including partial knee replacements.

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Dr. Purchase says...

In addition to an Orthopedic Surgical Residency that was prestigious and well-rounded, I was fortunate to continue my training with a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery. Fellowship gave me a foundation that has led to mastery over time and experience. I am comfortable treating all manner of shoulder problems including arthroscopic and open techniques. Shoulder arthroplasty including revisions are all part of my surgical skill set. In addition to my surgical shoulder practice, I also perform arthroscopy and arthroplasty on the knee including partial knee replacements.