276 Ratings | About Ratings

Michael Talerico, MD


Fractures & Trauma


276 Ratings | 91 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Fractures & Trauma



Office Information

Mesa Clinic

1500 S Dobson Rd
Suite 202
Mesa, AZ 85202
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information


Michael T. Talerico, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic traumatologist. He specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult and pediatric fracture care, infections, post-traumatic deformities, osteomyelitis, amputations, nonunions, malunions, pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, periarticular fractures, leg length discrepancy, periprosthetic fractures, and foot and ankle trauma.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Talerico completed his fellowship training in orthopedic traumatology from Harborview Medical Center. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Talerico served as an Academic Chief Resident in his fifth year at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Talerico is a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association, AO Trauma North America and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Limb lengthening
  • Pelvis & Acetabulum Surgery
  • Periarticular Fractures and Dislocations
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Post-Traumatic Deformities
  • Treatment for Infected Fractures and Osteomyelitis
  • Treatment of Nonunions and Malunions


Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


University of Pennsylvania


Saint Louis University


University of Notre Dame

Board Certification

Board Eligible

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  These reviews have been submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.8 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.9
Listened Carefully 4.8
Gave Understandable Answers 4.9
Knew Medical History 4.7
Showed Respect 4.9
Spent Enough Time 4.8

Research and Experience


Marecek GS, Nicholson LT, Broghammer FH, Talerico M, Tougas C, Donegan DJ, Scolaro JA. Risk of Knee Sepsis After Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures: A Multicenter Comparison of Suprapatellar and Infrapatellar Approaches. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Feb;32(2):88-92. PubMed PMID: 28906305.

Talerico M, Ahn J. Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Distal Tibia Fractures: Tips and Tricks. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Nov;30 Suppl 4:S7-S11. PubMed PMID: 27768626.

McKeon KE, Talerico MT, Calfee RP. Stress fracture of the radius diaphysis in a skeletally immature wrestler. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 May;37(5):995-8. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.01.040. Epub 2012 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 22463925; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3340469.

Gurnett CA, Desruisseau DM, McCall K, Choi R, Meyer ZI, Talerico M, Miller SE, Ju JS, Pestronk A, Connolly AM, Druley TE, Weihl CC, Dobbs MB. Myosin binding protein C1: a novel gene for autosomal dominant distal arthrogryposis type 1. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Apr 1;19(7):1165-73. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp587. Epub 2010 Jan 2. PubMed PMID: 20045868; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2838534.


Andrew H. Milby MD, Michael T. Talerico MD, Venus Vakhshori BS, BA, Harvey E. Smith MD, Vincent M. Arlet MD.: Balanced halo suspension for intraoperative correction of cervical deformity: surgical technique and case series Cervical Spine Research Society Abstract, 2014.

Poster or Podium Presentations

Maracek GS, Nicholson LT, Broghammer FH, Talerico M, Tougas C, Donegan DJ, Scolaro JA.:Risk of Knee Sepsis Following Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures: A Multicenter Comparison of Suprapatellar and Infrapatellar Approaches. Podium Paper. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 2017

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters

Christopher M. Melnic MD, P. Maxwell Courtney MD, Michael T. Talerico MD, Neil P. Sheth MD, and Wayne G. Paprosky MD.: Failed Hip Arthroplasty: Revision; Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery, 4th Edition, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; New Delhi, India. April 2017.


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