Dr. Joseph A. Polio Performs Area's First Ankle Replacement

On May 20, fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Joseph A. Polio of Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine performed the first ankle replacement surgery in the Owensboro area. Ankle replacement surgeries provide pain relief for patients who suffer from arthritis and severe, chronic pain. Patients seeking specialized foot and ankle care from the region’s most preferred orthopedic practice are encouraged to call (270) 926-4100 to be seen at Ridgecrest Medical Park, located at 2831 New Hartford Road.

“Total ankle replacement is an orthopedic procedure for patients with advanced ankle arthritis. It has allowed patients who have suffered significant pain and decreased mobility to gain relief and renewed mobility," says Dr. Polio. 

"Ankle replacement is an alternative to ankle fusion and is a technically demanding procedure,” adds Dr. Polio. “Research supports that the success of total ankle replacement is attributed to improved surgical techniques used by properly trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons.”

Dr. Polio offers complete orthopedic care for the foot and ankle ranging from nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive bunion procedure, ankle and foot surgery, sport injuries, ankle instability, ankle replacement, foot and ankle fractures, advanced reconstructions, diabetic care, limb salvage and more. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Louisville. Dr. Polio then underwent advanced fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento and the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic in Nevada. He holds the distinction of being the first and only fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon in the region and stays up to date with latest research and techniques as a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Polio, call (270) 926-4100.