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Dereck Purcell, MD

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL

Microbiology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

RESIDENCY

Orthopedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

FELLOWSHIP(S)

Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Meet Dereck Purcell, MD

Dr. Derek Purcell is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, with a concentration on conditions and injuries of the shoulder and knee. His expertise is in advanced arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder and knee, complex knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and joint replacement for the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Purcell graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residence as well as Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis.

During his fellowship, Dr. Purcell served as assistant team physician for the St. Louis Rams (NFL), Blues (NHL), and Cardinals (MLB). He was a former member of the NFL Team Physicians Society.  He has served as a physician for the St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp in Jupiter, FL as well as assisted with the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, IN.

In Colorado Springs, Dr. Purcell serves as a Team Physician for Colorado College Athletics.  He has also assisted with the care of multiple high school athletic teams. He currently assists with Vista Ridge High School, Colorado Springs Christian School, and Cheyenne Mountain High School. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Reconstruction and Total Knee Replacement
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • ACL Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Fracture Care
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Your doctor is more than just a person performing your surgery. They’re committed to providing treatment that accounts for your whole-body wellness, which is why they start most visits by getting to know you, beyond just your pain points. Here are a few of the skills, hobbies, and interests that keep them busy when they aren’t tending to your health!

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