Check out the November issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine - The 2012 Top Doctors. We are very proud to announce that Dr. Alberta was voted as one of the Top Doctors in New Jersey by his peers! You can view his profile here . From the NJ Monthly Website... Here’s how the survey was conducted. On January 27, a questionnaire was mailed to all New Jersey-based physicians who have been licensed by the state for at least five years.… [more]
Our main Glen Rock office, as well as our satellite office in Rutherford, will be closed Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. If you have an appointment scheduled Monday or Tuesday, please contact the office to reschedule for later this week. We will have expanded hours on Wednesday and Friday to accommodate the missed appointments. In case of an emergency, you can reach us through the answering service by dialing the main office number.… [more]
When you call or come in to the office in the future, you may be fortunate enough to meet Amanda Chevestick, PA-C. Amanda recently joined the NJOC team and we are thrilled to have her on board. Amanda is a nationally certified physician assistant who is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey. She graduated from Ramapo High School in 2005 and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland in 2009. She played soccer in… [more]
This is the last of three posts about total shoulder replacement. 1. I am allergic to metals, such as jewelry. Is there any risk of people being allergic to the shoulder device parts? It would be most unusual as there is no nickel in the material, which is either titanium or cobalt-chrome. So, as far as this goes – there is no need to worry unless you have a significant history of metal allergy in the past. 2. You… [more]
This is the second of three posts about total shoulder replacement Is the pain in your shoulder stopping you from your daily activities? Does a moment go by without you thinking about it? Shoulder joint replacement may offer the relief you need. It’s less common than knee or hip replacement, but just as successful in easing joint pain. The North Jersey Orthopaedic Clinic is one of the nation’s leading centers for shoulder replacement surgery. If nonsurgical treatments like medications and… [more]
Shoulder replacement surgery can ease chronic pain. When it comes to total shoulder replacement, the average person is seeking the treatment to benefit from better range of motion and relief from chronic pain. After years of pain and a lengthy list of exhausted options, you might be ready for a long-term solution to your orthopedic pain. Its time to consider surgery when everyday activities —simple things like reaching into the cupboard for a glass or drying off after a shower,… [more]
We can all agree that exercise is good for kids. More than 30 million kids participating in organized sports in the United States and countless more engaging in other recreational activities. But it’s also true that today’s youth athlete could become tomorrow’s osteoarthritis patients. The trauma associated with some youth sports can dramatically increase the risk that those kids will develop knee, shoulder or ankle osteoarthritis (OA) by the time they reach adulthood. Childhood injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament… [more]
When knee and hip pain arrive, the shoes might be to blame. Foot problems are often the accomplice that causes knee and hip issues, especially for runners. A study last year, entitled “The Effect of Running Shoes on Lower Extremity Joint Torques,” found modern running shoes were more damaging to a runner’s knees, hips and ankles than running barefoot – or even walking in high heels! Think of your feet as the foundation of a house. If the foundation is… [more]
Interesting news for the use of Platelet Rich Plasma, a new injectable, non-surgical technique to stimulate healing of chronic soft-tissue injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2012 conference reported 94% of pitchers who underwent platelet rich plasma injections for partial ulnar collateral ligament tears in the elbow returned to play without surgery. The ulna collateral ligament provides elbow stability during throwing and can sometimes result… [more]
There’s nothing more tragic than the patient who comes to my office for treatment of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Orthopaedic surgeons are among the frontline medical specialists who treat the trauma that results from automobile crashes. And so many accidents can be avoided if driving – and only driving – was the priority behind the wheel, especially for teenage drivers. The National Safety Council (NCS) estimates that nearly 28 percent of crashes – about 1.6 million a year… [more]
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Rothman Orthopaedics Welcomes
Frank G. Alberta, M.D.
Dr. Frank G. Alberta is a mainstay of the orthopaedic community here in North Jersey. With over 15 years of experience in shoulder/elbow/knee surgery, he’s a leader in the field—one who is regularly recognized as a Top Doc by respected publications in New York and New Jersey. He doesn’t simply treat patients, he rebuilds lives. And now we’re proud to welcome him to the expert team at Rothman Orthopaedics.