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Dr. Alberta Published in Prestigious Journal

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]

By Frank Alberta

What’s New in ACL Surgery

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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How did I get tennis elbow if I never played tennis?

Lateral epicondylitis (also known as tennis elbow) is a condition that most often develops from overuse. And while tennis players are intimately familiar with it, it can result from just about any repetitive motion of the hand, fingers, or wrist. If you use your forearm muscles a lot throughout the day (plumbers, painters, auto-mechanics, carpenters, chefs, house or office cleaners), you are more at risk for developing this very common condition. So what is tennis elbow? For starters, your elbow consists… [more]

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Are those “gel shots for arthritis” right for me?

Has your neighbor been talking to you about the “gel shots” he’s been getting in his knees? Those “gel shots” that you’ve been hearing about are a treatment option for knee osteoarthritis (OA). OA is one of the most common causes of knee pain. It can be a painful and frustrating condition that causes achiness and stiffness in your knees. OA can gradually develop over time with increasing age and long-term overuse of your joints. Other precipitating factors that can contribute… [more]

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What is a frozen shoulder?

"I just woke up with shoulder pain."  "I can barely put a coat on or brush my hair."  "Reaching for something on a top shelf seems impossible."  "My arm just feels sore and stiff." Sound familiar? All of these symptoms are typical complaints of someone with a frozen shoulder (or adhesive capsulitis). It 's a common problem that starts with a lot of pain all of a sudden, followed by a gradual loss of motion. What causes this pain and loss of… [more]

By Frank Alberta

Should your clavicle fracture be fixed?

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, missed his 7th consecutive game today with a broken clavicle. Clavicle fractures (aka collarbone)  are the most common broken bone (other than fingers and toes) that we see in sports medicine.   For the longest time, a clavicle fracture was with a sling or maybe even a figure-8 brace, but surgery was rarely recommended.  Recent research has cast some doubt on that treatment, and we are seeing many more clavicles being fixed. But why?  If you broke your collarbone on… [more]

By Frank Alberta

Office Closed due to Hurricane Sandy

Our main Glen Rock office, as well as our satellite office in Rutherford, will be closed Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. If you have an appointment scheduled Monday or Tuesday, please contact the office to reschedule for later this week. We will have expanded hours on Wednesday and Friday to accommodate the missed appointments. In case of an emergency, you can reach us through the answering service by dialing the main office number.… [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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