Our joints are those essential body parts that connect two or more bones together within the structure of our anatomical frames. And when something happens to injure one of these essential connectors, a great deal of pain, instability, and lack of mobility can ensue. The main reason many of our patients receive joint replacement surgery is due to severe arthritis. Dr. Tallman treats severe arthritis in many different joints, however, the most common body parts that require total joint replacement are the knees, shoulders, hips, and ankles.
In general, joint conditions can be treated via a regimen of rest, medication, modified activity, and perhaps physical therapy that could include PRP. Yet if this proves insufficient to remedy any degree of joint pain and instability, then surgery or joint replacement is also a viable option.