|Dr. Silberman specializes in the diagnosis and management of
orthopedic joint pain and arthritis, lyme, degenerative, and
rheumatoid and other rheumatological arthritis. We are now seeing
arthritis in 40 year olds and even younger.
A recent study in Osteoarthritis Cartilage, October 2016, found that patients
with knee osteoarthritis who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery with
meniscectomy had a three fold increase in the risk for future knee
Osteoarthritis is chronic disease of cartilage deterioration. Up until recently
the treatment of arthritis has solely been palliative which neither stops the
progression of deterioration or replace the worn cartilage. Platelet Rich
Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy are two of novel treatments
performed by Dr. Silberman postulated to stop the degradation and replace
the degraded cartilage.
A 2017 article demonstrates how Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) protects
against cartilage degradation in arthritis by 1. Increasing the proliferation of
chondrocytes, the only cells located in cartilage, whose job it is to produce
and maintain your cartilage, 2. Reversing senescence (deterioration with
age) and increasing quiescent cells (non-aging cells that can withstand stress
and preserve key functional features), and 3. Significantly decreasing
chondrocyte apoptosis (cell death).
Pain management in arthritis may be achieved by Dr. Silberman via
viscosupplementation injections (Synvisc, Euflexxa, Orthovisc, Supartz),
cortisone injections, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, bone marrow
aspirate stem cell therapy, topical prescription gels compounded specific to
the patient, oral anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, home
exercise programs, nutritional guidance, or bracing and strapping.
X-ray and diagnostic ultrasound on site can give rapid diagnosis of arthritis
without need for MRI.
Dr. Silberman performs orthopedic injections and aspirations under
ultrasound guidance minimizing pain and complications.
Dr. Silberman has repeatedly diagnosed and treated lyme arthritis, lupus,
rheumatoid arthritis, gout, celiac disease, gluten sensitivities, and food
allergies in many patients who failed diagnosis and treatment by other
You don't have to be an athlete to be seen at New Jersey Sports Medicine.
Dr. Silberman specializes in the care of all individuals and orthopedic pain.
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