Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
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 ligamentous 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 and knee 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 BMAC (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 of Councilor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the treasurer for the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society. He is the course chairmen of the NJOS annual meeting and is an associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Eastern Orthopaedic Society and the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society.
Dr. Scillia is a clinical associate professor at Seton Hall University, and has published numerous book chapters, surgical technique videos, and articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented research and given instructional lectures at national orthopaedic and sports medicine meetings. 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, the clinical research award at the American Sports Medicine Institute for “Return to Play after Chondroplasty of the Knee in NFL Athletes” and the Ranawat award for “Meniscal Repair vs. Meniscectomy in time to Arthroplasty”
- Adult and Pediatric Sports Medicine
- Joint preservation
- Arthroscopy and reconstruction shoulder, elbow, hip, knee
- Biologics BMAC (Stem Cell) and PRP
"Me siento muy bien con la atencion: Me atendieron rapido y todos son muy amables. El Doctor Anthony es muy amable y muy prof esional. El se asegura de que todo este marchando bien." This is a patient testimonial in Spanish from one of many multi-lingual patients, this one of Dr. Anthony Scillia.
"Hurt my hand in work. Came here thru my company. Happy with the Doctor and the Service. Good Location. Would recommend to others."
"NJOI, Dr. Scillia and Dr. Anthony Festa saved my life. I suffered for 3 years with a chronic hip problem. I tried just about everything that I can in way of , alternative treatment including, Stem Cell therapy, PRP (plasma rich platelet injection), Synvisc gel injection, proliferation injection, oxygenation treatment, Japanese Seitai treatment and more. Nothing help except Dr. Scillia recommendation for hip replacement. It has been 7 months post-surgery and I am feeling fantastic. I have returned back to Karate training and the gym. I no longer have pain. NJOI saved my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
~John Anthony Gambino
"Dr. Anthony Scillia is the most amazing Ortho Surgeon that I have ever met and/or researched. Other Ortho Surgeons told me I would never be at 100% with the type of knee reconstruction I would have to have but I decided to go with Dr. Scillia and I have 100% of my knee function with no pain. He's a great person and explains everything in detail so that I understand and is also more than willing to take his time answering my questions. He's half man, half amazing! The best!".
"Dr Scilia operated on both my shoulders for rotator cuff and torn biceps. My shoulders are much better than before. Within 3 weeks I regained full range of motion and my post surgery experience was virtually pain free. I am 64, and recently decline bench pressed 225 lbs. (not the doctors instructions). Dr Scilia did a GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!".
Peter Goljan, Jennifer Kurowicki, Todd P. Pierce, Damion A Martins, Dean W. Padavan, Anthony Festa, Vincent K. McInerney, & Anthony J. Scillia
Abstract: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries continue to be a major focus in sports medicine research. With so many changes to our understanding of ACL anatomy and with rapid advances in reconstruction techniques and rehabilitation protocols within the past 20 years, it is important to identify the landmark research that has laid the foundation for current ACL treatments.
Milman E1, Pierce TP1, Issa K1, Palacios RR1, Festa A1, Scillia AJ1, McInerney VK1.
Arthrosc Tech. Our purpose was to assess the outcomes of those who underwent an ultrasound-guided debridement of the deposits. Specifically, we analyzed: (1) function; (2) pain; (3) activity level; (4) patient satisfaction; and (5) complications.
Kurowicki J, Mease SJ, Palacios S, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
Arthrosc Tech. 2018 May 7;7(6):e595-e600. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2018.02.004. eCollection 2018 Jun.
Pierce TP, Kurowicki J, Issa K, Festa A, Scillia AJ, McInerney VK.
Hip Int. 2018 Jun 1:1120700018782667. doi: 10.1177/1120700018782667. [Epub ahead of print]
Goljan P, Pierce TP, Scillia AJ, Festa A.
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 May;47(5). doi: 10.12788/ajo.2018.0029.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Kurowicki J, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
JBJS Rev. 2018 Mar;6(3):e6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00076. No abstract available.
Scillia AJ, Pierce TP, Simone E, Novak RC, Emblom BA.
Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug 14;6(4):e1281-e1284. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.05.006. eCollection 2017 Aug.
Pierce TP, Kurowicki J, Issa K, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
Surg Technol Int. 2017 Dec 22;31:319-321.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Cassidy K, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
J Knee Surg. 2018 Jan 3. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1615823. [Epub ahead of print]
Issa K, Pierce TP, Gwam C, Festa A, Scillia AJ, Mont MA.
Hip Int. 2018 Mar;28(2):122-124. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000523. Epub 2017 May 9.
Pierce TP, Mease SJ, Issa K, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jun 12;6(3):e785-e789. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.02.010. eCollection 2017 Jun.
Pierce TP, Pierce CM, Issa K, McInerney VK, Festa A, Scillia AJ.
Orthopedics. 2017 Jul 1;40(4):e744-e748. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170615-03. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
Scillia AJ, Pierce TP, Festa A, Goljan P, McInerney VK.
Surg Technol Int. 2017 Jul 25;30:482-485.
Scillia AJ, Pierce TP, Issa K, Wright C, Callaghan JJ, Festa A, McInerney VK.
Surg Technol Int. 2017 Jul 25;30:411-414.
Issa K, Pierce TP, Harwin SF, Scillia AJ, McInerney VK, Mont MA.
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Sep;32(9):2779-2782. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.04.001. Epub 2017 Apr 11.
Patel Y, Goljan P, Pierce TP, Scillia A, Issa K, McInerney VK, Festa A.
Sports Med. 2017 Oct;47(10):1919-1923. doi: 10.1007/s40279-017-0729-8.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Gilbert BT, Hanly B, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1260-1268.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.01.042. Epub 2017 Apr 12. Review.
Pierce TP, Pierce CM, Issa K, McInerney VK, Festa A, Scillia AJ.
Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Feb 6;6(1):e163-e166. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.09.012. eCollection 2017 Feb.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Festa A, Scillia AJ, McInerney VK, Mont MA.
J Knee Surg. 2017 Sep;30(7):730-733. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1598040. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
Issa K, Pierce CM, Pierce TP, Boylan MR, Zikria BA, Naziri Q, Festa A, McInerney VK, Scillia AJ.
Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26;29:240-246.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Ramirez A, Sclafani S, Harwin SF, Scillia AJ, Rifai A, McInerney VK.
Surg Technol Int. 2016 Oct 26;29:261-264.
Issa K, Pierce TP, Brothers A, Festa A, Scillia AJ, Mont MA.
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jan;32(1):336-340. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.07.052. Epub 2016 Aug 11. Review.
Issa K, Pierce TP, Gwam C, Goljan P, Festa A, Scillia AJ, Mont MA.
J Knee Surg. 2017 Jul;30(6):532-534. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1593626. Epub 2016 Oct 24.
Issa K, Pierce TP, Harwin SF, Scillia AJ, Festa A, Mont MA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Feb;475(2):465-471. doi: 10.1007/s11999-016-5122-7. Epub 2016 Oct 14.
Pierce TP, Wagner C, McInerney VK, Festa A, Scillia AJ.
Orthopedics. 2016 Nov 1;39(6):e1201-e1204. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20160714-05. Epub 2016 Jul 26.
Scillia AJ, Cain EL Jr.
Arthrosc Tech. 2015 Dec 28;4(6):e877-83. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2015.08.014. eCollection 2015 Dec.
Dugas JR, Bedford BB, Andrachuk JS, Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Cain EL, Andrews JR, Fleisig GS.
Arthroscopy. 2016 Nov;32(11):2278-2284. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.02.023. Epub 2016 May 6.
Pierce TP, Issa K, Festa A, Scillia AJ, McInerney VK.
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):488-494. doi: 10.1177/0363546516638079. Epub 2016 Jul 20. Review.
Andrachuk JS, Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Andrews JR, Dugas JR, Cain EL.
Am J Sports Med. 2016 May;44(5):1324-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546515626185. Epub 2016 Feb 22.
Issa K, Harwin SF, Malkani AL, Bonutti PM, Scillia A, Mont MA.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Feb 3;98(3):180-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00474.
Stroh DA, Issa K, Scillia A, Issa S, Festa A, Mont MA.
J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2015;25(3):163-70. Review.
Scillia AJ, Issa K, Boylan MR, McDermott JD, McInerney VK, Patel DV, Mont MA, Festa AN.
Orthopedics. 2016 Jan-Feb;39(1):e196-202. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20151222-18. Epub 2015 Dec 30.
Issa K, Pierce TP, Scillia AJ, Festa A, Harwin SF, Mont MA.
J Arthroplasty. 2016 Mar;31(3):655-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.09.049. Epub 2015 Oct 9.
Etier BE, Scillia AJ, Tessier DD, Aune KT, Emblom BA, Dugas JR, Cain EL.
Hand (N Y). 2015 Dec;10(4):762-6. doi: 10.1007/s11552-015-9769-4. Epub 2015 May 21.
Scillia AJ, McDermott JD, Issa K, Goljan P, Harwin SF, Festa A, McInerney VK.
J Knee Surg. 2016 Jul;29(5):387-90. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1559580. Epub 2015 Sep 17.
Scillia A, Issa K, McInerney VK, Milman E, Baltazar R, Dasti U, Festa A.
Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Aug;44(8):1135-9. doi: 10.1007/s00256-015-2137-1. Epub 2015 Apr 1.
Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Andrachuk JS, Cain EL, Dugas JR, Fleisig GS, Andrews JR.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;43(3):663-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546514562752. Epub 2015 Jan 8.
Laughlin WA, Fleisig GS, Scillia AJ, Aune KT, Cain EL Jr, Dugas JR.
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Dec;42(12):2837-41. doi: 10.1177/0363546514552183. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
Scillia A, Choo A, Milman E, McInerney V, Festa A.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Nov 2;93(21):e1251-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01622. No abstract available.
Scillia A, Cox G, Milman E, Kaushik A, Strongwater A.
J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Aug;45(8):1707-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.04.013.
- Rutgers football players in the NFL giving back to community
A large group of young football players descended upon the campus of Seton Hall Prep high school in West Orange (N.J.) on Monday to work with a trio of former Scarlet Knights. The special guest coaches included Devin McCourty, Michael Burton, and Kevin Malast.
"It is a blessing for us to have these guys who did so many great things at Rutgers - guys that put them on the map – come out and work with the kids," said Seton Hall Prep head coach Bill Fitzgerald. "You can see that they are great football players, but also great people. They have had some great coaches themselves, and they want to pay it forward. We are happy to have them here at Seton Hall Prep."
- Former Rutgers stars at injury prevention youth clinic
Former Rutgers standouts Mike Burton, Kevin Malast and Devin McCourty worked with youth football players on Monday at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute's annual injury prevention camp.
"It's always cool to talk to kids about anything, and especially when it's outside of playing safety or defensive back, being able to teach them other things that go into playing football," McCourty said after the camp, held at Seton Hall Prep's athletics facility in West Orange.