Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
ABOUT 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 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.
- Undergraduate: Georgetown University
- Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
- Residency: Seton Hall University-St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
- Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute
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.” Download PDF
- Insufficiency fractures of the knee joint
- Pediatric ACL reconstruction
- PRP injections
- Stem cell injections “bone marrow aspirate”
- Sports hernia repairs
- Hip arthroscopy
- Ankle, Knee, Hip, Elbow, Shoulder MAKO robotic joint replacement
"Doctors and staff very knowledgeable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Procedure I had went well and staff at surgical center very nice. My procedure went very smoothly. Follow up by staff impressive. Neat office; inviting. Would definitely recommend Dr. Festa to anyone in need of such services."
"Hurt my hand in work. Came here thru my company. Happy with the Doctor and the Service. Good Location. Would recommend to others."
"Me siento muy bien con la atencion: Me atendieron rapido y todos son muy amables. El Doctor Anthony es muy amable y muy profesional. 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.
"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"
I have played football most of my life and naturally my body has endured a number of injuries, some of which became rather debilitating. Dr. Scillia at NJOI was central to my rehabilitation and put me on the right path to recovery. He successfully repaired my lateral meniscus, my thumb and third metacarpal, and both shoulders. Dr. Scillia and his team provided excellent care while maintaining high standards of service. Thanks to them, I am able to lead an active and healthy life!