Orthopedic Surgeon Fort Mill SC


Knee Specialist in Fort Mill, SC

Experts in Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Knee Injuries and Conditions

One of the most recognized knee specialists in Fort Mill, Dr. Glen Feltham at SpecOrtho, specializes in treating knee conditions and injuries with conservative treatments as well as surgical intervention. As an orthopedic surgeon Dr. Feltham excels in treating knee injuries, acute knee conditions and helping to prevent degenerative knee conditions. Dual Board certified in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he is well known knee specialist for his expertise and individualized patient care. Using the most advanced minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques whenever possible, Dr. Feltham can help you get back to the pain-free quality of life you deserve. To learn more, call our office or request an appointment online.

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What is the Knee?

The knee is a complex joint that bears a tremendous amount of weight — which is why it’s so prone to pain and injury requiring a knee specialist for treatment. It is made up of four bones being the femur, tibia, patella, and rides. The femur or thighbone is the bone that connects the hip to the knee. The tibia (also known as the shinbone) connects the knee to the ankle. The patella (or kneecap) is the small bone in front of the knee that rides on the knee joint as the knee bends. Finally, the fibula is a thinner and shorter bone running parallel to the tibia on its outside. The knee joint acts like a hinge but with some rotation.

How Knee Injuries Can Occur

Knee injuries often occur when the knee is in use, whether a person is at work, playing a sport, or using the knee in another way. But knee issues can also develop over time when a person isn’t even aware. The most common is the simple wear and tear that occurs when you use your knees in daily life over the years. This includes bending down to pick up an item, walking up the stairs, or exercising. Conditions, such as arthritis, can also bring about pain.

Because the knee is a weight-bearing joint, it means it not only undergoes stress due to use but also undergoes strain due to the weight that is put on it. One example to help understand this is to think of a person’s own body weight—if that person is obese, the knee joints will undergo more stress than a person who is of average weight. Therefore, an obese person is at a higher risk for knee issues.

What are Common Treatments for the Knee We Offer?

The leading knee surgeon in Fort Mill treats knee conditions depending on the cause and severity. There are a variety of nonsurgical treatments for knee issues, including physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, and knee drainage. However, if medications or other treatment options aren’t working, Dr. Feltham may recommend knee surgery.

Surgery is commonly used to repair joints that have been damaged by traumatic injuries, such as sports injuries or car accident injuries. Many of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day.

Dr. Feltham performs many knee procedures, using minimally-invasive techniques when he can. Some of these surgeries include:

  • ACL Reconstruction / Repair
  • Revision ACL reconstruction,
  • Joint Preservation
  • Multi-ligament and Knee Dislocation
  • PCL reconstruction
  • LCL Repair
  • Posterior Lateral Corner (PLC)
  • MCL repair and reconstruction
  • Medial patella-femoral ligament repair/reconstruction
  • patellar and quadriceps tendon repair
  • Meniscal repair
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Root repair
  • Reshaping for discoid meniscus
  • Articular cartilage restorative procedures:
    • microfracture
    • OATS (Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Surgery)
    • cadaver OATS
    • autologous cell implantation (ACI)
    • Matrix Assisted Cell Implantation (MACI)
    • allograft tissue implantation

**Knee cap disorders (patello-femoral) are managed through a variety of techniques including an MPFL reconstruction, and distal realignment with a tibial tubercle osteotomy, often called a Fulkerson osteotomy.

Dr. Feltham is also an expert in modern therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Ultrasound guided injections to promote healing and relieve pain in the knee joint.

If you are suffering from a knee condition and live near Fort Mill or Rock Hill, call (803) 548-6464 today to request an appointment with one of the best knee surgeons in the area, Dr. Glen T. Feltham. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online through our secure form.

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COVID-19 Updates

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.

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).
  • 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 may check in from their vehicles by calling our front desk at 803-548-6464. We will call or text you to let you know when your exam room is available. This will eliminate overcrowding in the waiting room as well as allowing our staff the proper time to clean and sterilize the exam rooms prior to your visit.

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.

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