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Christopher P. Silveri, MD, FAAOS
Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgeon
Fair Oaks Orthopaedic Associates
Fairfax, VA
Dr. Silveri is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Christopher P. Silveri, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Christopher Silveri is an Orthopaedic and Neurological spine surgeon who specializes in nonoperative and surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He is the Director of the INOVA Spine Institute at Fair Oaks Hospital and in practice at Fair Oaks Orthopaedic Associates in Fairfax, VA.  Dr. Silveri is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS).

In his practice, Dr. Silveri diagnoses and treats spinal disorders affecting all ages and all levels of the spine (eg, cervical, thoracic, lumbar). While he specializes in cervical and lumbar disorders, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and complex reconstructive spine surgery—he also treats spinal injuries (eg, trauma, fracture), tumors (cancer, benign), degenerative disc disease, and spinal deformity (eg, scoliosis).

Dr. Silveri graduated with distinction in Orthopaedic Surgery for excellence from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. After his internship, he completed a Neurosurgical Fellowship in Spine Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Thereafter, he continued to complete his formal orthopaedic surgical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. Then, returning to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, he completed a Reconstructive Spine and Scoliosis Surgery fellowship program.

In addition, Dr. Silveri has published many articles in peer reviewed spine journals, a textbook on spinal trauma, contributed many chapters to medical textbooks, and is a noted lecturer.

Dr. Silveri is a member of prestigious medical organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and Fairfax County Medical Society.

Publications

Publications
1. Silveri Christopher P., Kaplan Frederick S, Fallon Michael, Bayever Eliel, August Charles S.: Hurler Syndrome With Special Reference to Histologic Abnormalities of the Growth Plate. Clin Orthop. 1991;269:305-311.

2. Simpson J. Michael, Silveri Christopher P., Balderston Richard A., An Howard S., Simeone Frederick A.: Lumbar Spine Surgery In Patients With Diabetes Mellitus. J Bone Miner Res. December 1992;75A:1823-1829.

3. Simpson J. Michael, Silveri Christopher P., Simeone Frederick A, Balderston Richard A: Cervical Disc Disease And The Keyhole Foraminotomy: Proven Efficacy at Extended Long-Term Follow Up. Orthopedics. 1997;20(8):687-692.

4. Simpson J. Michael, Silveri Christopher P., Simeone Frederick A., Balderston Richard A: Thoracic Disc Herniation: Re-evaluation of the Posterior Approach. Spine. 1993;18(13):1872-1877.

5. An Howard S., Silveri Christopher P., Simpson J. Michael, Simeone Frederick A., Simmons Chet, Balderston Richard A., File Paul: Cigarette Smoking as a Risk Factor for Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease. J Spinal Disord. 1994;7:369-373.

6. Brown Cameron C., Silveri Christopher P., Balderston Richard A.: Allograft Versus Autograft In Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Two Year Follow-up. Orthopaedic Transactions. 1995.

7. Silveri Christopher P., Corso Salvatore J., Roofeh Jahanshah: Internal Fixation of a Capitellum Fracture With The Herbert Screw. A Case Report And Review. Clin Orthop. 1993;300:123-126.

8. Silveri Christopher P., Lunt John, Freedman Alan M.: Traumatic Carpal Tunnel Decompression Associated With Compartment Syndrome of the Hand. Orthopedics. 1997;20(11):1089-1091.

9. Silveri Christopher P., Handelsman John E.: The Role of Extension Osteotomies in the Treatment of Severe Knee Flexion Contractures In Arthrogryposis. Written - Submitted.

10. Silveri Christopher P., Blumberg Kalman, Balderston Richard A.: Presentation and Treatment of Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 1996;8(2):81-94.

11. Berg Jeffery, Silveri Christopher P., Harris Maury: Variant of the Lisfranc Fracture-Dislocation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Orthop Trauma. 1998;12(5):366-369.

12. Silveri Christopher P., Vaccaro Alexander: Posterior Atlantoaxial Fixation: The Magerl Screw Technique. Orthopedics. 1998;21(4): 455-459.

13. Vanichkahorn Jed S., Vaccaro Alexander R., Silveri Christopher P., Albert Todd J.: Anterior Junctional Plate in the Cervical Spine. Spine. 1998;23(22):2462-2467.

Textbook
Cotler Jerome, Simpson J. Michael, An Howard S., Silveri Christopher P. (eds.): Surgery of Spinal Trauma. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999.

Chapters

1. Silveri Christopher P., Simpson J. Michael: Chapter One: Clinical Evaluation. In, An Howard S., Simpson J. Michael,(eds.): Surgery of the Cervical Spine. Martin Dunitz Inc., London, England, 1994.

2. Silveri Christopher P., Simeone Frederick A.: Lumbar Disc Disease. In, Howard An, M.D. (ed.), Principles and Techniques of Spine Surgery. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1998.

3. Silveri Christopher P., Cotler Jerome M.: Rehabilitation and Recovery in Spinal Trauma. In, Capen, D. (ed.): Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma. Mosby Inc., Philadelphia, 1998.

4. Vaccaro Alexander, Silveri Christopher P., Balderston Richard A.: Treatment of Thoracolumbar Spinal Fractures. In, Capen, D. (ed.): Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma. Mosby Inc., Philadelphia, 1998.

5. Silveri Christopher P., Cotler Jerome M.: Fractures of the Upper Cervical Spine. In, Cotler Jerome, Simpson J. Michael, An Howard S., Silveri Christopher P. (eds.): Surgery of Spinal Trauma. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999.

6. Sutton Douglas, Silveri Christopher P.: Acute Care in Spinal Cord Injury, In, Cotler Jerome, Simpson J. Michael, An Howard S., Silveri Christopher P. (eds.): Surgery of Spinal Trauma. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999.

7. Silveri Christopher P, Vaccaro Alexander: C1-C2 Transarticular Screw Placement; In Tricks of the Trade of Spine Surgery, Master Cases in Spine Surgery. Thieme, New York, 2002.

8. Silveri Christopher P.: Best New Technologies in Spine and Pain Management from A to Z. Transforaminal Interbody Fusion Technique. Ed. Eidelson. Stewart. On line publication. SpineUniverse.com. 2004.

Articles Written by Christopher P. Silveri, MD, FAAOS

Back Pain and Obesity

Obesity is a contributing factor to back pain and is associated with symptoms of spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease.

Surgery Recovery: From Hospital to Home

The first part of recovery from spine surgery begins in the hospital.

Physical Activity and Exercise for a Healthier Spine

In this article, you'll learn how physical activity can lead to a healthier spine and reduce your chance of having an injury.

Weight Loss: Empowered to Change

Your body may be starving for nutrients if you have been trying to lose weight for a long time.

Surgical Recovery: OK to Leave the Hospital

Before getting the okay to go home, your doctor will make sure of certain things. Learn more in this article.

Make Healthy Food Choices: Fiber - Carbohydrates - Salt - Sugar

Healthy carbohydrates are found in fresh foods from unprocessed grains, fruits and vegetables.

Surgery: Should I or Shouldn't I?

When it comes to spine surgery, patients are active participants in the decision-making process and are ultimately responsible for deciding whether to have spine surgery.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Advantages

A unique feature of the TLIF technique is its ability to restore interbody height and proper spinal curavature, which further helps to stabilize the spine and adds to its fusion potential.

Spine Specialists On-Call: Spinal Nerve Compression and Unilateral Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

The goal of lumbar spine surgery typically involves removing pressure off spinal nerves, a procedure called nerve decompression.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Indications

A TLIF procedure may be indicated for certain patients with specific spinal conditions. Read on to learn more.

TLIF: Bone Grafts and Structural Implants

There are various devices that can be used as structural grafts and implants. However, the ideal standard of care is to provide an interbody fusion with iliac crest bone graft harvested from the patient at the time of surgery.

TLIF: Distraction, Annulotomy, Endplate Preparation, and Interbody Template Use

A review of the surgical distraction techniques, annulotomy and endplate preparation, and interbody template use.

TLIF: Indications for Pseudoarthrosis

The risks of distrction involve an inadvertent injury to the dorsal root ganglion, fracture of the bony anatomy, and neural injury to the midline dura due to manipulation.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF): Advantages

One of the greatest advantages of TLIF is the working zone within the disc space.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Technique

The added biological advantage of an interbody fusion technique with compression across a structural fusion cage or apparatus will add to the success of a lumbar arthrodesis procedure.

Articles Reviewed by Christopher P. Silveri, MD, FAAOS

Back Care for Sitting Work

Sitting has become a way of life for many Americans. It is necessary to be aware of the importance of sitting in a proper chair to keep your back pain free.

Spondylolisthesis: Back Condition and Treatment

This in-depth discussion about spondylolisthesis explains what causes a vertebra to slip and what the different grades (eg, grade 1 spondylolisthesis) look like.

Discharge Instructions for Microendoscopic Discectomy

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone microendoscopic discectomy.

Preoperative and Discharge Instructions for Cervical Fusion

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone a cervical fusion.

Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Laminectomies and Discectomies

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone lumbar laminectomies or discectomies.

Discharge Instructions for Anterior Cervical Fusions with Instrumentation

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone anterior cervical fusions with instrumentation.

Discharge Instructions for Anterior and Posterior Cervical Fusion with Halo Placement

Discharge instructions for patients who have undergone anterior and posterior cervical fusion with halo placement.

Collar Care Instructions for Cervical Fusions

Collar care instructions for patients who have undergone cervical fusions.

Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Collar care instructions for patients who have undergone lumbar fusions (anterior, posterior).

X STOP

X STOP is a non-fusion surgical implant for use in treating lumbar spinal stenosis. It's a minimally invasive spine surgery procedure. Learn the benefits and results, and see if it's right for you.

Spondylolisthesis: Treatment, Restrictions, Bracing, Medication

Approximately 5% of the population has a spondylolisthesis, but many of those people will never need any treatment. The grade of slip (grades 1-5) and your symptoms will help determine your treatment.

Spondylolisthesis; Surgical Procedures, Preparation, and Postoperative Care

Be prepared for surgery with this article, which covers all aspects of before, during, and after your procedure. An excellent article for anyone who has questions about what happens once you get to the hospital.

Discharge Instructions for Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty discharge instructions. These discharge instructions are printed with permission from Todd Albert, M.D. of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

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