Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon in New Jersey
Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He was trained at Dr. James Andrews’ prestigious fellowship the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his training in the treatment of cartilage, tendon, and ligamenotous disorders of the shoulder, elbow, and knee from Drs. E. Lyle Cain, Jeffery Dugas, and James Andrews. His hip training under Dr. Benton Emblom and ankle with Dr. Norman Waldrop. Dr. Scillia’s team coverage included the University of West Alabama, and covered the Birmingham Barons (Chicago White Sox AA), Strikehard Mixed Martial Arts, Calera High School, the Birmingham Ballet, and the University of Alabama.
Dr. Scillia returned to New Jersey to be the Director of Joint Preservation at Seton Hall University, where he had previously served as administrative chief resident in orthopaedic surgery. Prior to graduating from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown University. Dr. Scillia is a native of New Jersey and graduated from Delbarton High School, where he played ice hockey and lacrosse.
Along with his partners at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Scillia serves as a team physician for Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, the New Jersey Jackals baseball team, and sixteen high schools. In addition, he is the hip consultant for the New Jersey Devils.
Dr. Scillia specializes in the arthroscopic and reconstructive treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle disorders in adult and pediatric patients. He has a special interest in joint preservation, cartilage restoration, sports hernia repair, upper extremity injuries in throwers, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Scillia performs ultrasound guided PRP and stem cell injections as well as manages the conservative treatment of sports medicine injuries. When conservative measures and joint preserving options are not possible he performs anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty in addition to robotic partial knee replacements with Mako technology. Dr. Scillia also utilizes the Mako robot for total knee and hip replacement for precise alignment in order to optimize prosthetic longevity and quicker recovery times.
Anthony Scillia is a board member of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society and course chairmen of the annual meeting. He has taught masters level courses for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society.
Dr. Scillia is a clinical associate professor at Seton Hall University, and has published book chapters, surgical technique videos, and articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented research and given instructional lectures at orthopaedic and sports medicine meetings at both the regional and national levels. Dr. Scillia’s research interests include the biomechanics of pitching, labral tears in the shoulder, AC joint instability, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction with open growth plates, UCL reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery), tendinous and cartilage disorders of the hip, and the “snapping hip.” Dr. Scillia was awarded a grant for studying the throwing shoulder and a clinical research award at the American Sports Medicine Institute for a study entitled “Return to Play after Chondroplasty of the Knee in NFL Athletes.”