Category Archives: Dr. Purchase

Should you take antibiotics after your total joint replacement?

Reprinted from J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013;21: 190-192 by David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA You have an orthopaedic implant (for example, joint arthroplasty, metal plates or rods) from a previous orthopaedic surgery. A potential complication of these implants is … Continue reading

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It Is All in Your Mind

There is strength within all of us. Whatever you want to call it: the power of the human spirit, will power, perseverance, determination. And it is on display all around us. One morning I watched a video documenting one person’s … Continue reading

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The Emerging Problem of Atypical Femur Fractures in Patients with Osteoporosis

As an orthopedic surgeon who treats all manner of injuries to the extremities, such as the shoulder, hip, and knee; the impact of osteoporosis on my patients is a major concern of mine. The treatment of osteoporosis has been greatly … Continue reading

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Medical Literatures

Those readers who have had an office visit with me know that I like to base our discussions on available scientific literature. Those of you who have visited my facebook page know that I remain cautiously optimistic about the reform … Continue reading

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Physicians as Educators

As I had mentioned in a previous blog, I have been attending meetings to stay abreast of the many changes in healthcare. One of these meetings was hosted by a hospital system. The hospital wanted to lay out their strategy … Continue reading

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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Unless you are living under a rock, you are aware that there is a veritable revolution going on in healthcare. Many forces are converging to change the way healthcare is delivered in this country. There are many stakeholders; physicians, hospitals, … Continue reading

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Advancements in Running Shoes

As a runner and an orthopedic surgeon, I have two reasons to keep abreast of the advances in running shoe design. The design of running shoes is experiencing a revolution. What started as a fringe movement of barefooted runners morphed … Continue reading

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Changes in Orthopedics

Two weeks ago, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) held its annual meeting in San Francisco. The meeting brings orthopedic surgeons from around the world together for a week of education, exchange of ideas, and camaraderie.   Physicians, like many … Continue reading

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Our Trains are Up!

  We welcome you to come by and see our holiday train platform.  Wishing you health and happiness, Warm wishes for a Happy Holidays, Lesley J. Anderson MD, Robert J. Purchase MD, Debby Anziano PA-C, Michelle, Jessica, Pilly, Jennifer, Beleny, … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season

I love this time of year.  Halloween speaks to the inner child in everyone.  Thanksgiving fuses some of my biggest passions; football, food, and family.  Christmas has always been special, and it has taken on added importance now that I … Continue reading

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