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DR ANTHONY PORTER

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Anthony J Porter Jr

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LOCATIONS

  • Dublin

  • Oakland

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

“As your physician, my goal is to explain the nature of your condition as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. I utilize a shared decision making approach, allowing me to tailor your treatment to you as an individual so as to achieve your personal goals and maximize your quality of life.”

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About Dr Porter

Dr. Porter is a sports medicine-trained orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in arthroscopic surgery and treating sports injuries. His training involved the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques to treat injuries of the shoulder, knee, elbow, or hip. He is trained as a surgeon, but believes in the value of non-surgical treatment for the appropriate injuries. He’s experienced in some of the latest techniques, including biologic treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP). He is dedicated to helping his patients return to their desired activities or lifestyle.

Dr. Porter also received special training in shoulder replacement surgery during his fellowship, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). Complex cases of shoulder arthritis due to fracture or irreparable rotator cuff tendon tears now have improved arthroplasty implant design solutions, including 3D computer planning software and custom implant guides. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) has become an option for complex shoulder problems involving irreparable rotator cuff tears and arthritis. Similar to the increase in hip and knee arthroplasty, younger patients with shoulder arthritis are undergoing arthroplasty, and shoulder arthroplasty is becoming a more common surgery. Advances in surgical techniques and implant designs in shoulder replacement have greatly improved to better the outcomes for patients. He is committed to treating your shoulder injury or ailment to help you return to the activities you love.

Dr. Porter originally grew up in the Boston area playing sports and he still follows the local teams. His interest in orthopedics stemmed from his love of sports and the ability to help people get back to their favorite activities. He completed medical school and residency in Massachusetts. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship in San Diego, after which he relocated to Northern California with his family. He and his wife love the Bay Area and all that it has to offer. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, woodworking, hiking, traveling, and trying new foods and restaurants.

  • The University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA, August 2007 – June 2011
  • Medical Doctor, Class of 2011
  • The College of Wooster Wooster, OH, August 2002 – May 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, graduated cum laude
  • Varsity football team member, 2002-2004
  • Post-graduate Education and Training
  • San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship, San Diego, CA, 8/1/2017-7/31/2018
  • ● Specialized arthroscopy training with an additional focus on shoulder arthroplasty
  • The University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA, 2011-2017
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery 7/1/2011 – 6/30/2017
  • Research resident position, 7/1/2012-6/30/2013

Lynn, S., A. Porter. 2008. Trapping initiates stress response in breeding and non-breeding housesparrows Passer
domesticus: implications for using unmonitored traps in field studies. J. Avian Biol. 39: 87-94.

Chauhan A, Tam JH, Porter AJ, Challa S, Early S, D’Angelo J, Keefe D, Hoenecke H, Fronek J. 2019. Professional advancement, performance, and injury characteristics of baseball players entering the Major League Baseball draft after treatment for shoulder injuries. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 28(2): 220-226.

Porter, A., S. Yang, A. Chauhan, S. Early, S. Challa, J. D’Angelo, D. Keefe, H. Hoenecke, J. Fronek. 2020.
Professional Advancement and Performance of Amateur Baseball Players Selected in the Major League
Baseball Draft with Previous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med, 48(3): 581-587.

Abstracts

Porter, A., B. Snyder, P. Franklin, D. Ayers. 2014. A prospective randomised comparison of patient specific instruments with standard TKA instrumentation. Bone Joint J. 96-B (Supp 11): 5.

Ayers, D., B. Snyder, A. Porter, M. Walcott, M. Aubin, J. Drew, M. Greene, C. Bragdon. 2014. RSA evaluation of a cementless tapered femoral stem with crosslinked vs. conventional liners and tantalum vs. titanium acetabular shells in young, active THR patients. Bone Joint J. 96-B (Supp 11): 139.

Academic Conference Presentations

Porter, A., B. Snyder, P. Franklin, W. Yang, D. Ayers. Pre-operative emotional health affects post-operative patient  function after primary total hip arthroplasty.

Poster, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 11/2-11/4/2012.

Porter, A., B. Snyder, P. Franklin, W. Yang, D. Ayers. Pre-operative emotional health affects post-operative patient function but not patient satisfaction following primary total hip arthroplasty.

Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 1/26-1/29/2013.

Porter, A., B. Snyder, P. Franklin, D. Ayers. A prospective randomized comparison of patient specific instruments  with standard TKA instrumentation.

Oral presentation (presented by D. Ayers), Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Societies, Venice, Italy, 10/13-10/16/2013.

Ayers, D., B. Snyder, A. Porter, M. Walcott, M. Aubin, J. Drew, M. Greene, C. Bragdon. RSA evaluation of a  cementless tapered femoral stem with crosslinked vs. conventional liners and tantalum vs. titanium acetabular shells in young, active THR patients.

Oral presentation (presented by D. Ayers), Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Societies, Venice, Italy, 10/13-10/16/2013.

Kane, C., A. Porter, B. Snyder, A. Braziel, D. Ayers. A prospective randomized comparison of patient specific  instruments and standard TKR instrumentation.

Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 3/15-3/18/2014.

Snyder, B., A. Nebergall, C. Kane, J. Lange, A. Porter, M. Walcott, M. Aubin, J. Drew, H. Malchau, C. Bragdon, D. Ayers. Stability of a tapered femoral stem in total hip arthroplasty using radiostereometric analysis.

Poster, Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 3/15-3/18/2014.

Porter, A., L. Harold, P. Noble, D. Ayers, P. Franklin, J. Allison. Burden of musculoskeletal pain in non-operative  hips and knees contributes to racial differences in physical functioning when pursuing joint replacement  surgery.

Poster, National Caucus on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Disparities, Washington, DC, 11/13-11/14/2014.

Porter, A., L. Alberton, J. Fronek, D. Keefe. Opioid Consumption after Knee Arthroscopy.

● Podium presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV 3/13/19.

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Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

Excellent doctor for the legs and feet. Highly recommend.
- Shri N

Very detailed oriented and great professionalism. I did not feel rushed and all questions were answered. This was a great experience.
- Lani B

Dr. Porter has been an amazing doctor throughout my whole experience with my shoulder replacement. I wouldn’t do it with anyone else. He is amazing!
- James M