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Dr. Stephen G. Silver - Knee Surgeon
The knee joint joins the thigh with the lower leg and consists of two articulations: one between the femur and tibia, and one between the femur and patella. It is the largest joint in the human body and is very complicated. The knee is a mobile trocho-ginglymus (a pivotal hinge joint), which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation. Since in humans the knee supports nearly the whole weight of the body, it is vulnerable to both acute injury and the development of osteoarthritis.
Dr. Stephen G. Silver - Shoulder Surgeon
The human shoulder is made up of three bones: the clavicle, the scapula, and the humerus as well as associated muscles, ligaments and tendons. The articulations between the bones of the shoulder make up the shoulder joints. The major joint of the shoulder is the glenohumeral joint, which "shoulder joint" generally refers to. In human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the humerus attaches to the scapula, the head sitting in the glenoid fossa. The shoulder is the group of structures in the region of the joint.
Dr. Stephen G. Silver - Elbow Surgeon
In primates, including humans, the elbow joint is the synovial hinge joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the radius and ulna in the forearm which allows the hand to be moved towards and away from the body. The superior radioulnar joint shares joint capsule with the elbow joint but plays no functional role at the elbow. The elbow region includes prominent landmarks such as the olecranon, the elbow pit, and the lateral and medial epicondyles.
Knee - The joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia.
 
Shoulder - The joint of each of a person's arms and the part of the body between this and the neck.
 
Elbow - The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm.
Dr. Stephen G. Silver 
Stephen G. Silver, MD is a skilled, board certified orthopedic surgeon, subspecializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. He gives his patients 100% of his individual attention, and he makes sure they understand his diagnosis and all their different treatment options.

Dr. Silver has served as team physician for the NBA Brooklyn Nets since 2000, including two trips to the finals. He graduated from New York Medical College (1994) at the top of his class and was elected to the academic honor society Alpha Omega Alpha his junior year. After completing his residency at NYU (1999), Dr. Silver accepted a fellowship with Dr. Craig Morgan who pioneered arthroscopic techniques for cartilage transplantation and labral repair, particularly in Major League Baseball pitchers. As a Sports Fellow of Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi, he participated in the care of the Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles. Dr. Silver is a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition to being long active in working with professional and recreational athletes, Dr. Silver also treats chronic degenerative arthritis as well as acute traumatic injuries including fractures of the clavicle, elbow and shoulder.

Dr. Silver has particular expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He has performed thousands of arthroscopic repairs of labral tears and SLAP lesions in overhead throwing athletes, over the past 15 years in private practice. He specializes in repairs of rotator cuff tears and stabilizations of dislocating shoulders. He feels that most patients with complete ruptures of tendons (biceps, triceps, pectoralis major and even proximal hamstrings) should be immediately repaired with strong anchors. He has improved the quality of life of innumerable patients with shoulder arthritis, suffering with pain and loss of motion, by performing total shoulder replacements.

Dr. Silver also performs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to treat a variety of sports injuries, including tennis elbow, as well as, a treatment for arthritis of the knee. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a substance made from your own blood that merges cutting- edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Complex traumatic multiple ligament injuries of the knee are always the hot topic at orthopaedic educational conferences. Dr. Silver has lectured for years, to an international audience of orthopaedic surgeons on sports Knee injuries, particularly: ACL, PCL and Posterolateral Corner injuries. He performs ACL/PCL ligament reconstructions through the most current techniques (transmedial portal ACL), as well as, meniscus surgery and cartilage transplantation procedures.

Dr. Silver has been Dr. Michael A. Kelly's partner for 15 years. Their association began at the world-renowned Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York City. There, they formed the bond and practice that now includes offices at Hackensack UMC, recognized as one of the top 5 hospitals in the United States.

Stephen Silver is an extremely well qualified and well-versed orthopedic surgeon. His exemplary fund of knowledge places him in a rather select group of orthopaedic surgeons. He is committed to providing the highest level of professional care for his patients.

Testimonials
I became a patient of Dr. Silver's in February 2012 following an accident in which I fractured my elbow. After reviewing my X-rays Dr. Silver told me I would need to have surgery to repair my elbow. Dr. Silver thoroughly explained what the surgical procedure would involve and, more importantly, what to expect afterwards in my recovery. He took the time to address my concerns and answer my questions. I left Dr. Silver's office feeling confident that I was in expert hands. My surgery was a tremendous success. Two weeks following surgery Dr. Silver removed my splint and I was able to start physical therapy. By eight weeks I had nearly regained full range of motion. By twelve weeks I had full range of motion and my right arm felt stronger than ever. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome following my surgery and I owe it all to Dr. Silver. I am able to lift and play with my grandchildren, swing a golf club, and enjoy all the activities I did prior to my surgery. I can't say enough about Dr. Silver's level of expertise.
Dr. Stephen Silver performed shoulder surgery on my right shoulder on 3/31/09. His examinations of the joint, both before and after, went well beyond efficient to extremely thorough. I had symptoms of bad shoulder pain due to a bone spur, a partially torn rotator cuff, arthritis is and bursitis. By use of an MRI, Dr. Silver showed us the extent of the injury and the methods he intended to use to repair them. He was forthright in his “hope” for arthroscopy and quite frank in telling us that that option might not be possible. He also detailed both options and their possible outcomes. His aftercare was excellent: he saw us right after completion of the surgery (arthroscopic, luckily), gave his evaluation and, in a follow-up visit, explained photos of the interior of the joint before and after. I have, and will continue to, recommend Dr. Silver (and his efficient and very kind assistant, Esmirna), to anyone I meet . He did an excellent job.
— Daniel Sheahan
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