Orthopedic Surgeon Fort Mill SC

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News & Events

Welcome Dr. Brian D. Tallerico to the SpecOrtho Team!

Please help us in welcoming Dr. Brian D. Tallerico, the newest addition to our SpecOrtho team!

Dr. Tallerico will be seeing patients at SpecOtho in Fort Mill, SC beginning in September of 2023. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has over 20 years experience in total joint replacement, orthopaedic trauma and all other aspects of the specialty.

Dr. Tallerico’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Ohio University/OUCOM in Columbus, Ohio. Additionally he completed a fellowship in Adult Knee Reconstruction and Arthroplasty with E. Marlowe Goble, MD in Logan, Utah.

Upon completing his residency in 2002, and as a result of 9/11, Dr. Tallerico was called into active duty as a United States Navy surgeon where he was stationed in Bremerton, Washington as a Lieutenant Commander and started and Total Joint Replacement program and served as the head of the Orthopaedics department. After being honorably discharged in 2006 he moved to western Wyoming and as Chief of Surgery, started and then developed and grew the service line for over a decade He and his family moved to upstate New York to be closer to family in 2018 and once again as head of the department developed a thriving Orthopaedics practice to include an outpatient total joint program.

“My wife Karen and I were high school sweethearts and have been married 30 years. We are blessed to have three wonderful children: our eldest Hannah graduated from my alma mater and is completing her Masters degree – Sarah is at the USMA – West Point and when not firing weapons, studies pre-med – and our youngest Caleb is here with us and competes at Ninja Warrior. We decided to move to the area and join the SpecOrtho team because they made us feel like family from the start. We were also very impressed by their commitment to orthopedic excellence and to the community. Our family has enjoyed many vacations to the wonderful state of South Carolina and now we are proud to call Fort Mill home.”

When to See a Specialist for Your Child’s Knee Pain

With the warm weather on its way, parents are likely to be faced with kids complaining of knee pain. They fall, overdo it playing sports, combined with bending, climbing and stretching the wrong way. Sometimes they may complain about it, and then never mention it again. But other times the pain becomes severe and doesn’t go away. It is important to know when to see a specialist for your child’s knee pain.

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Benefits of Seeing a Sports Medicine Doctor

If you are a coach, a parent, a pro athlete, a weekend warrior, or just someone who wants to continue to be active even in later life, there are numerous benefits of seeing a sports medicine doctor. Whether your injury is due to a sudden accident, overuse or overtraining, a sports medicine doctor is the most effective way to treat these injuries and prevent more in the future.

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How To Keep Your Knees Healthy As You Age

Do you hear a creak when you get up from a chair? Is it becoming more difficult to kneel down to do your gardening? If so, you know what “old man time” can do to your knees. That snap, crackle, and pop is not what you want to hear. The good news is, how to keep your knees healthy as you age is really not as difficult as you may think.

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Understanding The Difference Between Sprains, Strains, And Fractures

All you know right now is that your ankle hurts like the dickens. Is it sprained, strained, or fractured? All you want is for the pain to go away. Understanding the difference between sprains, strains, and fractures can help you know the appropriate measures to relieve the pain before seeing the doctor. The only way to know for certain is to visit the SpecOrtho orthopaedic urgent care team for an evaluation and X-ray.

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4 Exercises to Avoid Worsening Shoulder Impingement Pain

Our shoulders are one of the most complex joints in our body. For that reason they can be quite susceptible to injury and inflammation.

The definition of impingement is “to have an impact, to encroach or to collide.” Overuse of the shoulder leads to swelling of the tendons which consequently collide or encroach on the upper shoulder bone and make it considerably painful to move. Let’s look at specific activities and 4 exercises to avoid worsening shoulder impingement pain.

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Ladder Safety Tips For Hanging Holiday Lights

Some folks can be mighty stubborn when it comes to DIY chores. Hanging holiday lights (and taking them down later) are of particular concern, especially for those with any joint or vision issues or if you are a senior. Even if you are young and agile, there are still ladder safety tips for hanging holiday lights you show know about.

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When To Schedule A Sports Medicine Visit

You tweaked your knee riding your bike and after applying ice for several days, it doesn’t feel much better. Maybe you want to improve your overall fitness level, but are experiencing injuries that sideline you. Are you experiencing the same injuries over and over again? If so, it may be time for a sports medicine visit.

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Back to School for SpecOrtho’s Sports Medicine Students!

At SpecOrtho, we are vested not only in our patients, but our local communities and neighbors as well.  Dr. Feltham and team spend countless hours volunteering their time on the sidelines of local sporting events, not only keeping the athletes safe but also, teaching sports medicine to student trainers.  It is a passion that was instilled in Dr. Feltham growing up on athletic fields beside his father, a retired coach and teacher, while taping ankles and icing down injured athletes.  He continues to teach his love of orthopaedics and sports medicine to our local high school and university Sports Medicine Students as they rotate through SpecOrtho as part of their Sports Medicine classes.  During these rotations, the students are kept engaged in all aspects of orthopaedics.   They learn how to evaluate and diagnose orthopaedic injuries, read radiographic images (X-rays and MRI), create treatment plans and occasionally, observe surgical procedures.
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