By Frank Alberta

FDA Panel Supports Painkiller Research

Good news for severe arthritis and chronic back pain suffers. The FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee has voted 21-0 to recommend continued development of an experimental class of painkillers for arthritis, despite links to bone decay and joint failure. Studies on the class of drugs known as anti-nerve growth factor drugs, designed to treat osteoarthritis and chronic back pain, were halted in 2010 after the joint problems were reported. All trials were stopped except those in cancer pain. The FDA advisory… [more]

By Frank Alberta

Burners and Stingers

With training underway for the fall high school football season, now is a good time to remind athletes and their parents of a common injury in contact and collision sports: burners and stingers. The injury is named for the pain that radiates from the neck and shoulders to the hand. It feels like an electric shock or lightning bolt down the arm. Its' actually an injury to the brachial plexus, the tangle of nerves that provides feeling and movement to… [more]

By Frank Alberta


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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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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