After your fingers, your shoulder is the most common joint to dislocate (and you have 10 fingers with 3 joints each). Shoulder dislocations are very common in young athletes, especially wrestlers and football players. These injuries result in a huge amount of lost playing time and can lead to bigger problems with the shoulder joint later in life. Shoulder dislocations can happen at any age but are particularly problematic the younger you are at the time of the first dislocation. Why? Because age… [more]
Did you just wake up with shoulder pain one day? Never did anything to hurt it, right? Well, one of the most common causes of shoulder pain is also one of the most frustrating. Calcific tendonitis (aka calcifying/calcareous tendonitis or bursitis) is the result of a breakdown in the rotator cuff tendon (that's the tendonitis part) and a replacement of the tendon tissue with calcium deposits. It goes through a couple of phases, but the resorptive phase is when the pain really kicks in because… [more]
For the 12th straight year, Dr. Alberta was an invited faculty member at the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society (NESES) Annual Meeting in Jay Peak, Vermont this past weekend. He served on both shoulder and elbow panels and discussed topics such as shoulder instability, tennis elbow, Tommy John surgery and shoulder replacement with the best and brightest surgeons in New England, as well as invited guests lecturers from around the world. This year Dr. Ettore Taverna, a specialist in… [more]
Due to the snow and ice, the office will be closed today, Monday, February 2nd. Please call the office tomorrow morning to reschedule as soon as possible. 201-493-8990. Thanks and be safe today! [more]
Dr. Alberta serves as a reviewer for multiple leading journals specializing in orthopaedic care, sports medicine, and shoulder and elbow surgery. One of his recent reviews in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) involved the treatment options for tennis elbow, a very common problem that we treat at NJOC. The editors of CORR invited Dr. Alberta to write an insight piece based on his review of this work and it was published in the latest issue of the journal. The… [more]
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are an all too common problem. Over the winter, we blogged about Lindsay Vonn and her troubles with her ACL surgery and subsequent reinjury. Lindsay is not alone. Over 200,000 patients suffer an ACL tear every year and more than half of them end up having at least one surgery. Throughout the 1990s and into the early years of the 21st century, the orthopaedic scientific community poured much of its research efforts into figuring out… [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.