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
FellowshipHarborview Medical Center, University of Washington
ResidencyHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
InternshipUniversity of Pennsylvania
DoctoralSaint Louis University
UndergraduateUniversity of Notre Dame
Board CertificationBoard Eligible
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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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