Orthopedic Surgeon Fort Mill SC

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News & Events

A Win Win For Sports Medicine Students and SpecOrtho

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’s 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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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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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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COVID-19 Updates & Policy

Urgent Walk-in Orthopedic Care at Fort Mill Location

Urgent Times Call For Urgent Care

In order to relieve the ER/Urgent Care staff and resources, SpecOrtho is now welcoming walk-in patients with urgent musculoskeletal injuries at our Fort Mill location. Our doctor will see all orthopaedic injuries outside of the back and neck during normal business hours. In order to maintain a safe environment for all, our facility is being cleaned and sanitized regularly and following strict CDC guidelines. Those individuals that are currently sick or have recently been exposed to COVID-19, should go directly to the local Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center for any immediate orthopaedic needs. For appointments or more information, please contact us at (803) 548-6464.

COVID-19 Policy

In an effort to comply with CDC recommendations and help keep our patients and staff safe from illness, we are asking all our patients and visitors to follow the guidelines below:

If you or someone you have been in contact with has experienced fever, chills, cough, shortness or breath, sneezing or runny nose, please call the office to reschedule your appointment (803-548-6464).

  • Our patients’ health is of utmost importance to us at SpecOrtho, therefore we require masks prior to entering the building.
  • Please ensure that the patient is accompanied by no more than one person to minimize overcrowding and exposure to germs.
  • Upon arrival to SpecOrtho, existing patients who choose to do so may check in from their vehicles by calling our front desk at 803-548-6464. New patients may register via our patient portal and come in 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time. If you have not registered on the patient portal, we kindly request you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment in order to complete the registration paperwork. We will call or text you to let you know when your exam room is available.

We will continue to monitor the current situation closely and will update protective measures and process accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and support to minimize exposure to other patients.


Sending Thanks to Our Wonderful Community!!

The local and national response to our practice has been huge, and we are so incredible grateful for everyone. Although we appreciate each and every one of you, we wanted to highlight a few of the amazing contributions!


Charlotte Catholic High School created these N95 masks and shields via a 3D printer and donated them to hospitals and clinics in the area! These will be vital to Dr. Feltham as elective surgeries begin next week.

Doc Porter’s distillery in Charlotte graciously donates 2.5 gallons of hand sanitizer to our practice!


Sent to us by a former patient from Cleveland (Aurora), Ohio, these fabric masks are crucial to the safety of our staff and patients. She selflessly donated her stimulus check to a single mother in exchange for 300 masks that were provided to our practice!



Two Year Anniversary

SpecOrtho has been honored to serve the residents of Fort Mill, Rock Hill and the surrounding areas for over two years.  As an independent orthopaedic practice, we want to take this time to thank our patients and community for their support.   We provide the most advanced and up to date orthopaedic care available in the area. Please call or use our on-line patient portal to request or schedule an appointment today.

Open For All Urgent Needs During Covid-19

During these unprecedented times, SpecOrtho is making themselves available to see and treat URGENT orthopaedic conditions in addition to regular appointments at our facility in Fort Mill. Avoid the hospital/ER and the Urgent Cares and directly access our orthopaedic facility for your injury. Walk in or call for a same day or next day appointment. We are here for you!

SpecOrtho patients now have option of Pineville hospital

October 2019 – Our physician recently received approval to perform surgeries at Pineville Hospital.  Per Dr. Feltham, “Although the majority of our orthopedic surgeries can be performed at free-standing surgery centers, in some instances a hospital outpatient setting is a better option for the patient.  We are excited to be partnering with Atrium at their Pineville location.”  Dr. Gale agrees, adding “We’re glad to be able to provide another high-quality option for our patients.”  

Important Guidelines During COVID. Read how SpecOrtho is keeping patients and staff safe.