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Orthopedic Injuries

Dr. Silberman specializes in the care of traumatic, overuse, acute, and chronic orthopedic injuries, including prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and safe return to play.

New Jersey Sports Medicine has x-ray on site and same day emergency appointments are available.  Casting, braces, splints, and pneumatic walking boots are available.

Dr. Silberman is an expert in diagnostic ultrasound teaching physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students from all over the country.  With diagnostic ultrasound, Dr. Silberman can rapidly diagnose tendon, ligament, and muscle tears without the need for MRI.  All injections performed at New Jersey Sports Medicine are performed under ultrasound guidance which makes them precise and less painful.

Dr. Silberman treats sprains (ligament), strains (muscle), bursitis, tendonitis and tendonosis, contusions, arthritis, cartilage lesions, stress fractures, acute fractures, radiculopathies and neuropathies, and pain.

Dr. Silberman offers many non-surgical treatment options for orthopedic conditions, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy, botox injections for compartment syndrome and popliteal artery entrapment, as often times surgery is not the best treatment option.  "You can't undo surgery".


Common Conditions Treated at New Jersey Sports Medicine:

Sports Injuries, Work injuries, Household, Theatrical, Dance, and Musician injuries
Stress Fractures
Piriformis Syndrome and Buttock Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears (Shoulder)

Calcific Tendonitis
Subacromial Bursitis (Shoulder)
Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
Shoulder Instability (Swimmer's Shoulder)
Shoulder dislocation
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Little Leaguer's Elbow

Trigger finger percutaneous surgery with ultrasound
Greater Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB Syndrome)
Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (Knee pain)
Patella subluxation and patella dislocation
Meniscal Tears
Knee Sprains
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
Ankle Sprains
Achilles tendonopathy, tears, strains
Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)

Morton's Neuroma
Muscle Tears (Hamstring, Quadriceps, Groin Pulls)
Back Pain and Sciatica
Cervical radiculopathy
Athletic Pubalgia, Groin Pain, and Sports Hernias
Arthritis and pain

What is the difference between a Sports Medicine Physician and an Orthopedic Surgeon?

Sports Medicine physicians specialize in the complete health care of athletes. Orthopedic Surgeons specialize in the operative treatment of injuries. Both are trained in the care of musculoskeletal problems. Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical. When surgery is necessary, the Sports Medicine physician can expedite referral to the Orthopedic Surgeon. More patients are referred to Dr. Silberman by
orthopedic surgeons, than Dr. Silberman refers to orthopedic surgeons.

Sports Medicine physicians are additionally trained musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound guided injections, and non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports health, such as concussions, exercise-induced asthma,
over training and fatigue, return to play issues after being sick or injured, nutrition, training and conditioning.

To become a Sports Medicine Physician, one must complete a residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics followed by a Fellowship of 1 to 2 years of training specifically
focused on Sports Medicine - the comprehensive care of the athlete's orthopedic, medical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs.

The Sports Medicine physician's training is spent primarily in the office, in the training room, on the field, at mass participation events, and in human performance labs. The Orthopedic Surgeon's training is primarily
spent in the operating room, emergency room, and hospital. An Orthopedic Surgeon may do a surgical sports medicine fellowship focused on gaining additional surgical skills in shoulder and knee
arthroscopic surgery. Most orthopedic surgeons are not trained in MSK Ultrasound, an invaluable tool for the sports medicine physician, enabling sports medicine physicians rapid in office diagnosis of musculoskeletal
injuries and ensuring accurate and painless needle placement for injections.

Sports Medicine Physicians are ideal doctors for the non-athlete as well - for those who wish to begin an exercise program, for the "weekend warrior", for the "industrial athlete", for workman's comp, for motor
vehicle accidents, for the older wise individual, for any individual who has sustained an injury, experiences musculoskeletal pain, or is looking to improve their overall health.

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