Stephen G. Silver, MD

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Stephen G. Silver, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, subspecializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. He has particular expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee and has personally treated his fellow physicians such as the chairman of orthopedics. Dr. Silver has been the team physician for professional athletes such as the NBA which included leading them to 2 finals and participating in the NBA draft. He has volunteered as a camp physician and parent liaison for 700 campers. He enjoys activities such as Golf, Tennis, Snow Boarding, Wake Boarding, playing Guitar, traveling and spending time with his 4 active children.

Stephen G. Silver, MD

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Stephen G. Silver, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, subspecializing in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. He has particular expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee and has personally treated his fellow physicians such as the chairman of orthopedics. Dr. Silver has been the team physician for professional athletes such as the NBA which included leading them to 2 finals and participating in the NBA draft. He has volunteered as a camp physician and parent liaison for 700 campers. He enjoys activities such as Golf, Tennis, Snow Boarding, Wake Boarding, playing Guitar, traveling and spending time with his 4 active children.

About Dr. Silver:

Dr. Silver Specializes in the Following Procedures:

An expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, Dr. Silver has performed thousands of arthroscopic repairs of labral tears and SLAP lesions in overhead throwing athletes over 15 years. 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.

  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee ArthroscopyShoulder Arthroscopy
  • Bicep/Achilles repair tendon
  • ACL / PCL Reconstruction
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Labrum Repair
  • Patella Procedures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Stabilization
Background Information
He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended New York Medical College where he was awarded his Doctor of Medicine in 1994 with being at the top of his class and was elected to the academic honor society Alpha Omega Alpha in his junior year. A New York native, he continued his education and obtained his surgical internship at the New York University Medical Center, New York. He completed his orthopedic residency at New York University Medical Center, New York and received his fellowship in sports medicine at Penn Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Silver has lectured for years, to an international audience of orthopedic 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. He worked closely with the pioneer of arthroscopic techniques for cartilage transplantation and labral repair, particularly in Major League Baseball pitchers and wrote numerous articles such as A technique for an arthroscopic proximal biceps tenodesis using a fork anchor and Proximal Rupture of the Biceps Brachii with slingshot displacement into the forearm.
Advanced Training
Dr. Silver completed a surgical internship at the New York University Medical Center, New York along with completed his orthopedic residency at New York University Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York and received his fellowship in sports medicine at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He currently maintains privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Hackensack University Medical Center and the Bankhart Surgery Center in Hackensack, NJ.
Professional Organizations
  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society
Awards
  • 2016-2019 Castle Connelly Award recipient
  • 2016-2019 NJ Top Doc recipient
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society, Iota Chapter

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4 Locations throughout bergen & Essex county

HACKENSACK

25 PROSPECT AVE
HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

MONTCLAIR

ONE BAY AVENUE
MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042

EMERSON

440 OLD HOOK ROAD
EMERSON, NJ 07630

ELMWOOD PARK

67 BROADWAY
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ

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“Dr. Benke understood the urgency of identifying and determining next steps for my knee pain since my wedding is only a few weeks away. He was congenial and provided a short-term solution, as well as a long term, follow up to ultimately fix the problem in my knee, (10 mm bone mass that needs to be removed and partially torn meniscus). He is professional and willing to educate his patients on the injury that has been discovered. Additionally, Barbara showed empathy and the same sense of urgency when determining to schedule for next steps. During a time that could have been considered a crisis, both Dr. Bentke and Barbara gave me peace of mind.”

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