Dr. Silverman provides excellent, patient-centered care for all patients. He specializes in hip and knee replacements (arthroplasty) and resolving problems associated with hip and knee replacements such as infection and fracture.
Dr. Silverman was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. He studied biology with a focus on vertebrate physiology in the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University. He attended medical school at George Washington University, with a focus on orthopaedics and musculoskeletal health.
Total hip replacement is a surgical technique where the severely damaged cartilage and bone of the hip joint are removed and substituted with an artificial prosthesis which is bio-compatible and functions like a normal hip. The main aim of this surgery is to restore function to the joint and relieve pain.
Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surface or cartilage wears out. This condition often affects the hip and knee joints. When the articular cartilage wears out, the bone ends rub on one another and cause pain.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement is a surgical procedure intended for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
During total hip replacement, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. At times, hip replacement implants can wear out for various reasons and may need to be replaced with the help of a surgical procedure known as revision hip replacement surgery.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created.
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Silverman E, Tosi L. Vitamin D and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis at Children’s National Medical Center. Presented at GW Research Day (2008, 2009) as well as CNMC Research Day.
Silverman E, Landy D, Robinson R. The effect of liquid versus dough phase cementation on cement penetration in the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty.Presented October, 2013 at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association annual meeting.
Silverman E, Landy D, Massel D, Latta L, Robinson R. The effect of viscosity on cement penetration in total knee arthroplasty, an application of the squeeze film effect.Presented March, 2014 at the Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting.