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Dr. Purchase Pioneers Minimally Invasive Total Shoulder Replacement

   Read about the New Total Shoulder Replacement   

The standard way of doing a total shoulder replacement requires the complete detachment of one of the rotator cuff tendons. This needs to be repaired at the conclusion of the surgery. For the repair to heal, physical therapy and overall recovery is delayed.

The new and revolutionary minimally invasive rotator cuff sparing total shoulder replacement involves no removal or detachment of the rotator cuff tendons. Therefore, physical therapy and the healing process starts right away.

Dr. Purchase on Ronn Owens' KGO Radio show

   Listen to Dr. Purchase on KGO Radio   

Orthopedic Surgeon – Dr. Robert Purchase – pops into the studio with great perspective on preparing and running in 5k or 12k runs like the upcoming Oral-B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge Run.

This run takes place on Sunday, October 2nd and benefits the Special Olympics of Northern California. Ronn and Dr. Purchase discuss:

  • Does it matter what shoes one wears?
  • How to prep for a 5k or 12k. Dr. Purchase says the first injuries are always those who haven’t prepared properly.
  • Key stretches and re-fueling tips!

Dr. Purchase on "Healthcare Live" Talks

   Listen to Dr. Purchase on "Healthcare Live"   

Meet Robert J. Purchase, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a postdoctoral fellowship in sports medicine and a specialization in surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Purchase recently expanded his orthopedic practice to a second location in Greenbrae in addition to his role as Medical Director of Shoulder Surgery at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. We were honored to meet with Dr. Purchase at his new clinic to discuss his journey to becoming an orthopedic surgeon, the opening of his new practice, his specialization which became his passion, and what sets him apart from everyone else.

Dr. Purchase’s main focus is to engage and educate his patients. He successfully achieves this through nurturing relationships with his patients while maintaining technical proficiency. He is driven to achieve optimal results and maximize outcomes with everyone he sets out to not only treat, but work with side by side every step of the way through diagnosis and recovery. “…What I love is when a patient is invested in their own care. Orthopedics is a functional results driven practice, it’s about relieving pain and returning function.”