I have many patients who are soccer moms, grandparents and construction workers. They have shoulder and knee problems that didn’t start with a single event that they can remember. They don’t have a recent “injury” that prompted their visit. On the other hand, I see many athletes. They’re generally healthy and range in age from teenagers to middle age men and women. Often times they hurt themselves pursuing challenging athletic activity. You might be surprised to know both groups often… [more]
Spring is here. It’s a great time to shake off winter and enjoy the warm weather by starting an exercise program. Is the goal to shed a few pounds? Complete a 5k or 10k run? Or do you simply want to feel better and develop a healthier lifestyle? The first step should be a check-up, especially if you had a problem joint, hip, shoulder, knee or back last spring and summer, or if you continue to have pain or soreness.… [more]
Too many young baseball pitchers have shoulder and elbow injuries. The simple truth is these injuries can be prevented: Almost all injuries to the throwing arm are from overuse. This blog post offers suggestions for parents and coaches to keep young pitchers safe and healthy. • Limit young pitchers to less than 100 innings per year. A study published in 2011 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found pitchers aged 9 to 14 who throw over 100 innings per… [more]
We’ve all heard or said it a thousand times: “I played tennis this weekend and my elbow is giving me trouble again this year” or “My back hurts to the point I can barely walk every time I play 18 holes of golf.” Lingering sports injuries are not uncommon, both for competitive athletes and weekend warriors. They’re routine because sports injuries typically involve the cumulative effect of years of overuse of certain body parts. Accidents do happen however. Athletes of… [more]
Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with health tips, advice, my views on new treatments and technological advances in orthopedics, and news about North Jersey Orthopaedic Clinic. I believe patient education is key to good health outcomes, and sharing with you is part of my effort to provide the highest quality care by combining diagnostic and technical skill with an open discussion of health facts and advice for people of… [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.