By Frank Alberta

My first shoulder dislocation! Now what?

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]

By Frank Alberta

How did I get “calcific tendonitis”?

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]

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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.

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