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News & Events

Great Time At The Strawberry Sprint & Stroll

Strawberry sprint and stroll.

SpecOrtho had a blast sponsoring the Strawberry Sprint & Stroll 5k this past weekend! It was a great event filled with so much fun. Shelby Ladd PA-C, Shannon – Practice Manager, and Dr. Feltham were thrilled to be there, supporting the event and cheering on the runners every step of the way. It was a memorable day, and they can’t wait for the next opportunity to come together and show their support for such a fantastic cause.


SpecOrtho: Proud Sponsor of Strawberry Sprint & Stroll

SpecOrtho is proud to sponsor the 4th annual Strawberry Sprint and Stroll 5K and Fun Run that will take place in Fort Mill’s historic downtown corridor on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The 5k begins at 9:00 AM with the Fun Run at 10:00 AM. The race will conclude with a Runner’s village, including local merchants, food trucks, kids’ zone, music and a festive atmosphere. Your SpecOrtho team will also be there!

This year the charitable organization is Foundation for Fort Mill Schools who will receive a portion of the race profits.

Register Today!

Register for Strawberry Sprint & Stroll

Strawberry Sprint & Stroll poster

Free Joint Pain Event: March 22nd

Don’t let hip or knee pain keep you from what you love! Join us for a free joint pain seminar presented by Dr. Brian D. Tallerico on Friday, March 22nd at 12:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

During this event, you’ll learn more about:

  • Hip & Knee Arthritis Treatment Options
  • Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment Options
  • Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Glennon Community Center
15083 Molokai Drive
Tega Cay, SC

RSVP: rfeltham@specortho.com


Dr. Tallerico.




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 is now seeing patients at SpecOtho in Fort Mill, SC. 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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