Mauricio Silva, MD
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Mauricio Silva, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Santa Monica Orthopaedic Surgery | 1225 15th Street, Suite 2100, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Silva is a Clinical Professor and the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  He is also the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles. Dr. Silva is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopaedics. His clinical interest includes pediatric orthopaedic trauma and outcomes, management of clubfoot deformities, musculoskeletal complications associated with hemophilia, and physician informatics (including quality and patient safety initiatives, patient reported outcomes, and optimizing workflows to improve physician efficiency).


English, Spanish


Medical Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014


Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Hospital, dba Orthopaedic Institute for Children, 2005


Orthopaedics & Trauma, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1999


Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1993


MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1993



Santa Monica

Santa Monica Orthopaedic Surgery

Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery| Hand Surgery| Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery +8 more specialties

Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children - Specialty Clinics

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Services



  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Complications of Hemophilia


  1. Sagittal Plane Residual Deformity in Pediatric Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. Silva M, Day MJ, Aceves-Martin B, Ebramzadeh E. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Aug;40(7):e547-e553. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001512. PMID: 32658393
  2. Medial Condyle Fractures of the Humerus in the Pediatric Population: Diagnostic Challenges: A Report of 3 Cases. Zukotynski BK, Alswang JM, Silva M.
    JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Apr-Jun;10(2):e0438. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00438. PMID: 32649139
  3. Is the "Appropriate Use Criteria" for Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures Really Appropriate? Silva M, Ebramzadeh E. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Aug;39(7):e563-e564. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001225. PMID: 31305384 No abstract available.
  4. The outcome of in-situ fixation of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Lang P, Panchal H, Delfosse EM, Silva M. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Sep;28(5):452-457. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000596. PMID: 30702638
  5. Telehealth: a novel approach for the treatment of nondisplaced pediatric elbow fractures. Silva M, Delfosse EM, Aceves-Martin B, Scaduto AA, Ebramzadeh E. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Nov;28(6):542-548. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000576. PMID: 31584922 Clinical Trial.
  6. Is the "Appropriate Use Criteria" for Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures Really Appropriate? Silva M, Delfosse EM, Park H, Panchal H, Ebramzadeh E. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jan;39(1):1-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001142. PMID: 29369894
  7. A Removable Long-arm Soft Cast to Treat Nondisplaced Pediatric Elbow Fractures: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Silva M, Sadlik G, Avoian T, Ebramzadeh E.
    J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Apr;38(4):223-229. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000802. PMID: 29517983 Clinical Trial.
  8. Pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures: is surgeon experience a surrogate for the need of open reduction? Silva M, Kazantsev M, Aceves Martin B, Delfosse EM.
    J Pediatr Orthop B. 2018 Mar;27(2):103-107. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000487. PMID: 28723700
  9. What's New in Pediatric Medial Epicondyle Fractures? Beck JJ, Bowen RE, Silva M. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Apr;38(4):e202-e206. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000902. PMID: 27861213 Review.
  10. It is not just comfort: waterproof casting increases physical functioning in children with minimally angulated distal radius fractures. Silva M, Avoian T, Warnock RS, Sadlik G, Ebramzadeh E. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Sep;26(5):417-423. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000372. PMID: 27496823 Clinical Trial.


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