Three years ago I was having serious pain, and this past year I could hardly walk because of the pain. I couldn’t even find a comfortable position to sleep in. I was delaying the surgery because of all the negatives I had heard. But after my surgery, I was pleasantly surprised since I hardly had any pain. I was also very appreciative of the service that Dr. Tallerico and his staff gave me. I appreciated Dr. Tallerico stopping by each day to answer any questions or see if I needed anything. His bedside manner is great.
It’s been 3 months since my surgery and I’ve made great progress. I was walking up and down the stairs 6 weeks after the surgery. I also feel much stronger and very stable. All pain left about a month after surgery. I have told several people they don’t need to fear total knee replacement if they have Dr. Tallerico perform the surgery. Thank you Dr. Tallerico for making my life and ability to get around a pleasant experience.
In April 2011, at age 69, I decided that I had dealt with my severe bilateral knee pain for as long as I could. All of my activities were limited. A friend referred me to Dr. Tallerico so I scheduled an appointment. My x-rays showed the cartilage was absent in both knees and the jointswere severely worn. We discussed options for repair and I selected an option that provided me the longest result. Dr. Tallerico was beginning a new procedure using a product called "My Knee." The surgery and recovery went exceptionally well. I was released from the hospital on the fifth day post surgery and began physical therapy. Dr. Tallerico was pleasantly surprised when I walked into his office 2 weeks after surgery without assistance. In September, (5 weeks after surgery) I hiked and hunted deer and elk without limitation in my knees. I attribute my incredible success to the experience, skill, and expertise of Dr. Tallerico. He has a sign in his office that reads, "Enter as a patient and leaves as a friend." That is truly my experience with Dr. Tallerico and his staff. I highly recommend him!
Dr. Brian Tallerico has given me a new lease on life. I am able to enjoy the things I like free from pain. I was pleased to find this kind of service available to me in Star Valley. The staff at Star Valley Medical Center and Salt River Orthopaedics are second to none.