Dr David Silver


Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer University of Exeter Medical School
Honorary Lecturer in Radiology, University of Bristol, January 1993

Clinical Interest
Diagnostic musculoskeletal imaging and sports injury.
Interventional procedures including image guided biopsy, spinal intervention, and joint injections.
Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic and Malignant spinal fractures.
Shock wave therapy for refractory tendinopathy including plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy – Established first NHS centre in the UK in 2000.
Soft tissue tumour diagnosis and biopsy.

Additional Information
Trained at Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital London and Bristol.
Radiology Fellowship Brisbane 1995-6
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist Exeter since 1997
Clincal Lead Musculoskeletal Imaging
Clinical Lead Sarcoma Service
Member of British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR) since 1997.
BSSR Executive Officer 2006-2009.
Elected Secretary BSSR 2011-13.
Specialist Adviser to NICE Interventional Advisory Committee since 2004
Adviser to LOCOG 2012 Olympic Medical Committee

I have experience over the past 16 years working predominantly on personal injury claims (at least 100 cases – plain films and MRI), working in equal amounts for the plaintiff and defendant. I have some experience of medical negligence work, acting jointly with orthopaedic surgeons (3-40) – the majority for the plaintiff.



Silver D.A.T, Cross M, Fox B, Paxton R M
Computed Tomography of the Brain in Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Clinical Radiology (1996), 51. 480-483

Clark EC, Coote JM, Silver DAT, Halpin DMG
Asthma after childhood pneumonia: six year follow up study
British Medical Journal, 1514:7248 3rd June 2000

Gas-containing ganglia of the hip. DAT SILVER, VN CASSAR-PULLICINO, BM MORRISSEY,RJ ETHERINGTON, IW MCCALL Clinical Radiology 46:44, 257-260, Elsevier, 1992.

Heel-pad compressibility after calcaneal fractures: ultrasound assessment.

Kerr PS, Silver DA, Telford K, Andrews HS, Atkins RM.

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1995 May;77(3):504-5.
PMID: 7744947
Heel pad thickness following calcaneal fractures: ultrasound findings.
Silver DA, Kerr PS, Andrews HS, Atkins RM Injury. 1994 Jan;25(1):39-40

Fractures of the calcaneum, Kerr PS, Silver DA Atkins RM, Andrews HS.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1993 Sep;75(5):838. No abstract available.
PMID: 8376456

Subcutaneous calcification following chest wall and breast irradiation: a late complication. Amin R, Hamilton-Wood C, Silver D
Br J Radiol. 2002 Mar;75(891):279-82.
PMID: 11932224

Ultrasound-guided aspiration of posterior cruciate ligament ganglion cysts
DE DeFriend, PJ Schranz, DAT Silver – Skeletal Radiology, 2001 – Springer
… Skeletal Radiol (2001) 30:411–414 © Int Skeletal Soc (ISS) 2001 CASE REPORT


DAT Silver, P Dekimpe, TD Bunker – Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2002 – JBJS (Br)

Ultrasound-guided steroid injection for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint of the thumb. Cobley TDD, Silver DAT, Devaraj VS. Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:47-49

The accuracy of ultrasound in evaluating closed flexor tendon ruptures
Onur Gilleard, David Silver, Zeeshan Ahmed, Vikram Devaraj
European Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume 33, Number 2, 71-74, DOI: 10.1007/s00238-009-0378-8

Penetrating Injury from Laminated Glass – a trap for the unwary. Ahmed Z, Devaraj VS, Jenkins JPR, Silver DAT. The British Journal of Radiology, (2009) 82. e114-e116.

O’Neill JK, Devaraj V, Silver DA, Sarsfield P, Stone CA.
Extranodal lymphomas presenting as soft tissue sarcomas to a sarcoma service over a two-year period.
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(6):646-54. Epub 2006 Jun 6.

The measurement of Patellar Height. A review of the methods of imaging
CL Phillips,DAT Silver, PJ Schranz, V Mandalia,
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue 8, 1045-1053

Ultrasound intervention in sports injuries
RAD Magazine, 37, 433, 00-00
D Silver FRCP, FRCP and Dr R Anaspure FRCR
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Royal
Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

S Dunkerley, P Guyver, D Silver, A Redfern, N Talbot, I Sharpe 3Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 8 9

Invited Commentary
CT-guided sacroplasty for the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures
DAT Silver, DAT Gay
Clinical Radiology(2007), doi:10.1016/j.crad.2007.05.012

Invited review
Kamath S, Venkatanarasimha N, Silver DAT. Percutaneous vertebroplasty. CPD Journal Radiology Update 2007;6(2):82-96

Book Chapters

Book Chapter:
Radiological Evaluation. AC Redfern, DAT Gay, DAT Silver.
The Exeter Hip 2010 ISBN 978-0-9564521-1-5

Book Chapter:
Evidence based imaging of Soft Tissue Sarcomas Davies AG, Silver DAT.
‘The Evidence for Plastic Surgery’ Ed. Christopher Stone, 2008 ISBN 978-1-903378-50-2

Book Chapter:
Joint and Soft Tissue Injections.
Now in its 6th Edition and published in 3 languages
Chapter: ‘Musculoskeletal Imaging and Therapeutic Options in Soft Tissue Disorders’
Radcliffe Medical Press 2010 ISBN 978-1-84619-190-9

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