Dr. Purcell specializes in orthopedic surgery as well as hand/upper extremity surgery. He has a particular interest in utilizing minimally invasive procedures for his patients. Dr. Purcell was one of the first orthopedists to popularize the endoscopic surgical technique for treating carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, which leads to a faster healing time. He furthered the field of orthopedic surgery with both local and national lectures and presentations, helping colleagues gain insight and knowledge to improve patient care and outcome. His other areas of interest include biological regeneration/rejuvenation of joints, arthritis, tendinitis, nerve compression, repetitive stress disorders and trauma.