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Silver Encino Orthopedic Center
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Dr. Daniel Silver
Dr. Dan Silver is an expert in orthopedics and arthroscopic surgery. He is recognized as one of the first orthopedic surgeons in Los Angeles to perform intricate, yet minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. To date, he's performed nearly 20,000 arthroscopic surgeries on the knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles and hips.

As a general orthopedist, Dr. Silver's patients' injuries vary widely, as do the treatments he provides. From treating athletes with sports injuries, to treating the elderly with arthritis, to everyone in between suffering from common injuries including, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, hip pain, ligaments tears, joint pain and all knee injuries, Dr. Silver's primary objective is to provide the most practical and proven treatments available, while causing the least disruption to patients' lives.

Dr. Silver's expertise is widely documented with more than 50 published articles in the field of orthopedics and arthroscopic surgery. He also holds three patents on knee braces, has served as the Orthopedic Consultant for Southern California Tennis Magazine, NFL Players Association, Joffrey Ballet, and various hockey, skiing, and other sports associations. Dr. Silver has given countless presentations on arthroscopic surgery techniques, and is widely regarded as one of the most tenured and talented arthroscopic surgeons in Southern California.

An avid ice hockey enthusiast and scuba diver, Dr. Silver's roots in the Southern California community run deep. In addition to his longstanding practice in Encino, Dr. Silver has simultaneously maintained a practice in Bakersfield for nearly 20 years. He also has a practice in Downtown Los Angeles. A former Captain in the U.S Army where he served as a General Medical Officer; in his spare time Dr. Silver tends to his Koi fish, travels, and indulges in his passion for collecting primitive art.

Wherever possible, Dr. Silver prefers conservative care for pain and injury. Since 1976, Dr. Silver has always first looked to bracing, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory oral medication, trigger point injections, pain management and alternative treatments before considering surgery. However, if surgery is required, there simply isn't anyone more qualified than Dr. Silver. With tens of thousands of arthroscopic surgeries under his belt, Dr. Silver's outcomes are not only positive, but predictable. From ACL reconstruction, to meniscus tear repairs, to shoulder surgeries to correct impingement syndrome and rotator cuff injuries, to surgeries to alleviate bursitis in the knee, elbow, shoulder and hip, Dr. Silver has decades of experience in accurately diagnosing and successfully treating countless joint, tendon and muscle injuries.


DANIEL M. SILVER, M.D.: Orthopaedic Surgeon
COLLEGE: University of Michigan 1961-1964
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Michigan Medical School
1964 - 1968 - Straight Surgery
INTERNSHIP: Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA
1968 - 1969 - Straight Surgery
RESIDENCIES: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital
Los Angeles, CA 1972 - 1976;
Included rotations at Los Angeles
County/U.S.C. Medical Center, Sepulveda
Veteran's Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital
MEDICAL BOARDS: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeon's
September 1977

American College of Surgeon's

Arthroscopic Board of No. America
October 1998
PRIVATE PRACTICE: General Practice
1969 - 1970, Redondo Beach, CA

Orthopaedic Surgery Practice
1976 - Present, Encino, CA
MILTARY RECORD: United States Army - Rank; Captain
1970 - 1972; Honorable Discharge
LICENSES: California Board of Medical Quality

Assurance: C31379
HONORARY SOCIETIES: Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
University of Michigan Medical School, 1968
MEDICAL SOCIETIES: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon's

International Arthroscopic Association

Arthroscopic Association of North America

International Knee Surgery

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS: Avanguard Surgery Center
Tarzana, California
TITLES: Former Orthopedic Surgeon for the
So. California Tennis & Golf Magazine
LANGUAGES: English and Spanish


  • Arthroscopic Surgery - knees, shoulders, ankles, hips, wrist and elbows
  • Sports & Dance medicine - injuries, treatment and prevention
  • Worker's compensation, legal and insurance issues in Orthopaedics
  • Knee ligament reconstruction and techniques
  • Patellar alignment problems - use of electrical stimulation intra-operatively
  • Sports bracing design


  1. Thyroid and Adrenal Medullary Function in Monkeys, Endocrinology, 78:685, 1966
  2. Adrenal Epinephrine and Norepinephrine After Denervation, Journal of Surgery Research, 8: 177, 1978
  3. Patella and Total Knee Replacement Surgery, A Review of 300 Cases, presented at the Alumni Meeting, Orthopaedic Hospital, May, 1976. Proceedings Western Orthopaedic, October, 1978
  4. Medical Patellar Plica and Other impingement syndromes, CLEWS2, Stryer Corp. 1983
  5. Dance Injuries of the Knee. The Physician and Sports Medicine, 13:75, 1985
  6. Comparing MRI and Arthroscopic, I. Silva & D. Silver. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, March 1989
  7. Hip Arthroscopy without Traction, R. Klapper & D. Silver, Contemporary Orthopaedics, June 1989
  8. Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, Contemporary Orthopaedics, March 1991
  9. Small Fragment Fractures about the Knee, Zahiri & Silver, Orthopaedic Review, 1986
  10. Posterior Cruciate Graft using Semitendinous and Gracillis, Video Journal, 1994
  11. Knee Injury Prevention and Treatment, Los Angeles Tennis Magazine, 1997
  12. General Conditioning, Los Angeles Tennis Magazine, 1997
  13. Knee Bracing for Sports, Southern California Tennis Magazine, 1998
  14. Women's Knee Injury and Prevention, Southern California Tennis Magazine, 1998
  15. Strengthening yours legs, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Jan/Feb 1999
  16. Is it time for a brace? Southern California Tennis Magazine, April/May 1999
  17. Selecting your family health insurance, Southern California Tennis Magazine, July/August 1999
  18. Current debate on laws affecting your health care, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Sept/Oct 1999
  19. Recognizing and Controlling Asthma, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 1999
  20. Growing Pains in the Young Athlete, Southern California Tennis Magazine, February 2000
  21. Brace Yourself for Action, Southern California Tennis Magazine, March/April 2000
  22. Cover Profile, Painful Wrist and Hands in Sports, Southern California Tennis Magazine, May/June 2000
  23. Proper Nutrition for the Athletes, Southern California Tennis Magazine, July/August, 2000
  24. Understanding Your Insurance Choices, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000
  25. Orthopedic Sports Medicine Overview, Southern California Tennis Magazine, March/April 2001
  26. Helping Those in Need, Southern California Tennis Magazine, May/June, 2001
  27. Current State of Medical Organization for Consumers, Southern California Tennis Magazine, July/Aug 2001
  28. Patients' Rights, Southern California Tennis Magazine, September, October, 2001
  29. Tips on Knees for Tennis Players and Golfers, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2001
  30. Arthritic Knees in the Older Adult, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Jan/Feb 2002
  31. The Anatomy of Shoulder Pain, Southern California Tennis Magazine, March/April 2002
  32. Weight Loss Products and Ma Huang, Southern California Tennis Magazine, May/June 2002
  33. Some Ways to get rid of that Pain in the Neck, Southern California Tennis Magazine, July/August 2002
  34. On Firm Ground: How to get back on your feet after an ankle injury, Southern California Tennis Magazine
  35. Sorting out Hip Pain, Without Getting out of joint, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2002
  36. Health Care Crisis / Solution, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003
  37. Spring Tune-Up Time, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Mar/Apr 2003
  38. Lessons Straight from the Heart, Southern California Tennis Magazine, July/Aug 2003
  39. Ouch! Meniscal Tears of the Knee, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Sep/Oct 2003
  40. Breathtaking Fact, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2003
  41. Wrap on Pain, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Nov/Dec 2003
  42. Analyzing Shoulder Problems, Southern California Tennis Magazine, Mar/Apr 2004


  • Ski Tips for Ski Trips, 1985
  • Spotlight on Dance Injuries, 1985
  • More Ski Tips for Ski Trips, 1993
  • Healthful Hints - A Guide to Common Orthoopaedic Problems, 1997
  • Exercises to Maintain and Condition Your Only Body, 1998


  1. Fellowship to Karolinska Institute, August 1977 - August 1978, to study cathecholamine physiology
  2. Elective to Joint Replacement , Septemember - December 1975, Oliver Nichols, M.D.


  1. Tendo-Achilles Tenodesis, at Orthopaedic Hospital, 1972-1980
  2. Giant Cell Tumor, Review of 22 Cases, at Orthopaedic Hospital, December 1972
  3. Neurofibromatosis and Scoliosis Review, at Orthopaedic Hospital, April 1973
  4. Review of Total Knee Experience, Orthopaedic Hospital, May 1973
  5. Review of Fractures of the Tibia, presented at Sepulveda Veteran's Hospital, September 1975
  6. Surgical Anatomy of the Leg and Foot, May 1977-1980
  7. Ski Injuries of the Knee, presented at Wilshire Fitness Clinic, April 1978
  8. Tennis Injuries of the Knee, presented at Wilshire Fitness Clinic, April 1978
  9. Industrial Injuries of the Knee, presented on multiple occasions
  10. Patellar Chondromalacia- To Shave or Not to Shave, at Orthopaedic Hospital, May 1980
  11. L.A. Dance Clinic '83, June 1983, Organizer/speaker on knee and back problems
  12. Quad Analysis - Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1983
  13. Review of 300 Arthroscopic Meniscectomies - Re-Operated, presented in London, 1985
  14. Review of 300 Arthroscopic Meniscectomies - Arthroscopic Assoc of No America, Boston 1984
  15. International Congress of Orthopaedic Society, lecturing, operating and teaching in Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 1985
  16. Reassessment of the Role of x-ray measurements in the diagnosis of Chondromalacia of the Patella - American Orthopaedic Society of Sports of Medicine, Nashville, June 1985
  17. Ranges and distribution of measures derived from the sunrise view for the diagnosis of chondromalacia of the patella - Western Orthopaedic Association, Houston, 1985
  18. Shoulder problems, treatment and rehabilitation - Nurses Rehab Association, Long Beach, 1985
  19. Radiographic changes after arthroscopic menisectomy - Arthroscopic Assoc of No. America, San Francisco, March 1985
  20. Third Annual L.A. Dance Clinic - Seminars, chairman and producer of two day event, March 1986
  21. International Dance Symposium, October 1989, New York and London
  22. Arthroscopic Treatment of Sport Injuries, October 1987, Sports Club L.A.
  23. Arthroscopically assisted anterior crucial ligament graft comparison to Dacron graft, June 1990, Century City Hospital
  24. Fourth annual Performing Arts Symposium - Bel Age Hotel - April 1991, Arthroscopy of Hip, Knee and Ankle; chairman of event


  1. Instruction/co-chairman, International College of Surgeons Arthroscopy Section, November 1981
  2. Workshops in Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital, November 1981, June 1982, June 1983, September 1983 and January 1984
  3. 7 (Seven) Arthroscopic Fellows in training annually - Charles A. Brown Memorial Knee Fellowship, July 1982-1987