CORR Insights Publication

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 article, CORR Insights®: Does Nonsurgical Treatment Improve Longitudinal Outcomes of Lateral Epicondylitis Over No Treatment? A Meta-analysis in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: Volume 473, Issue 3 (2015), Page 1108-1110, can be downloaded here.

Dr. Alberta interviewed for Fox News Cycling Article

 

Dr. Alberta interviewed for Fox News Cycling Article

Dr. Alberta was recently interviewed by the Fox News staff for an article featured in the health section of foxnews.com.  Katie Gundlach is cycling across the country to raise awareness and money to help support cancer research.  Katie lost her boyfriend, Ryan Donaghey, to a rare cancer and is undertaking a 4000 mile trek in his honor.Dr. Alberta’s expertise in sports medicine and his knowledge of endurance sports, training techniques and injury prevention makes him especially well suited to comment on this story.

“We try to promote a healthy, athletic lifestyle in our practice and it really makes patients feel confident that we know what they are going through when they are injured.”  Dr. Alberta and his staff regularly compete in endurance events as well as shorter races in running, cycling and multisports events.  Lynda, our office manager, has competed in over 15 marathons.  Amanda, our PA, competes regularly in half marathons, gran fondos, and sprint triathlons. Dr. Alberta is a competitive cyclist and races in gran fondos, centuries, and triathlons.  Last year, the North Jersey Orthopaedic Clinic was the top fund raising team at the New York edition of the Mens’ Health URBANATHLON.

“At NJOC, we don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk as well,” he said.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Nurse’s Choice
New Jersey Monthly Magazine

We know there’s nothing more important to our readers than choosing the right medical practitioners. With this issue, New Jersey Monthly adds a new resource to help you identify the state’s best doctors. Nurses’ Choice is a list of recommended New Jersey doctors based on an online poll of licensed nurses from throughout the state.

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Arthroscopic Anteroinferior Suture Plication Resulting in Decreased Glenohumeral Translation and External Rotation
BY FRANK G. ALBERTA, MD, NEAL S. ELATTRACHE, MD, TERUHISA MIHATA, MD, PHD, MICHELLE H. MCGARRY, MS, JAMES E. TIBONE, MD, AND THAY Q LEE, PHD Investigation performed at Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, VA Long Beach Healthcare System and University of California, Irvine, Long Beach, California

The consequences of arthroscopic plication for the treatment of anterior shoulder instability are unknown.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of arthroscopic plication on glenohumeral translation,
the rotational range of motion, and the positions of the glenohumeral center of rotation.

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ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT INJURIES AND TREATMENT IN OVERHEAD ATHLETES
FRANK G. ALBERTA, MD, NEAL S. EL ATTRACHE, MD, and LEWIS A. YOCUM, MD

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint symptoms are common in athletes. In particular, overhead athletes place especially
high demands on their shoulders. Despite this, these individuals infrequently have isolated AC joint pathology.
Understanding the common pathology and associated injuries is important for a safe and quick return to
competition.

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SINGLE INCISION TECHNIQUE USING AN INTERFERENCE SCREW FOR THE REPAIR OF DISTAL BICEPS TENDON RUPTURES
A. D. MAZZOCCA, MD, F. G. ALBERTA, MD, N. S. ELATTRACHE, MD, and A. A. ROMEO, MD

Various techniques throughout the years have been published on surgical repair of the distal biceps tendon for
acute ruptures or for recalcitrant biceps tendinosis. The first report of a single incision technique to repair this
tendon was in 1897 by S. Johnson in the New York Medical Journal. Since that time many different approaches and
techniques have been developed. Interference screw fixation has been a reliable and well-tested method of
tendon/ligament to bone attachment. There is a large body of literature concerning the various aspects of
interference fit in the anterior cruciate ligament and proximal biceps tendon literature. Anatomic measurements,
osteological analysis, and radiographic examination have provided information for the design of an interference
screw that can be safely used in the proximal radius. We describe a technique using an interference screw through
a single incision. We present two techniques for open tenodesis of the long head of the biceps.

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Doctor: Clinton Elbow Injury Complicated, Recovery Could Take Weeks
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VThe most common fracture you get from a standing-height fall will either be an olecranon fracture or a radial head fracture,” Alberta, who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, told FOXNews.com

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Distal Biceps and Anterior Elbow Pain in Throwing Athletes
Frank G. Alberta, MD*w and Neal S. ElAttrache, MD

Injuries to the distal biceps brachii muscle tendon unit have become an increasingly common topic of interest over the past 2 decades. A current internet PubMed simple search for the phrase ‘‘distal biceps’’ returned 217 publications before 1995 for all publications referenced. The same search returns 388 referenced publications from 1995 to the present.

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