Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained ankle doctors and surgeons are dedicated leaders who are committed to providing excellence in orthopedic ankle care that is focused on you.

As some of the most highly respected ankle specialists in the region, our fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Joseph A. Polio, and our podiatrist, Dr. Glenn Henning, along with our specialty-trained ankle experts, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. William Martin, Dr. Joseph L. Polio, Dr. Geoffrey Hulse, and Dr. Bryce Meredith, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training, our ankle specialists excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating ankle injuries as well as other conditions that can develop in the foot and ankle such as common foot conditions or bunions. Our ankle and foot doctors also offer a wide variety of traditional nonoperative treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic surgery, fracture repair, ankle replacement, and ankle fusion.

No matter what ankle injury or condition is keeping you from enjoying an active life, you can count on our ankle doctors to provide the compassionate, individualized ankle treatments you need to get back to the activities you love.

When to See an Ankle Specialist

If you have been experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms for more than a few days, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our ankle specialists.

  • Ankle collapses when weight-bearing
  • Ankle is swollen and warm
  • Ankle joint feels unstable
  • Feelings of ankle sprain or strain
  • Foot issues or foot pain that is affecting your ankle
  • Heel bone pain
  • Lower leg pain
  • Pain when you bend or flex your foot or toes
  • Stiffness in your joint
  • Visible bruising around your ankle

Our specialty-trained doctors will work with you to diagnose your ankle condition or injury and then design a treatment plan specifically for you. Orthopedic foot and ankle problems our specialists see include:

  • Achilles tendon or ligament injuries
  • Ankle deformities
  • Cartilage damage
  • Ankle fractures
  • Ligament damage
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Tendonitis
  • Types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis



Excellence in Ankle Care: What to Expect

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our ankle specialists strive to provide the best ankle care available in northwest Kentucky.

Our experts have extensive knowledge about the foot and ankle as well as podiatry and the different types of injuries and conditions patients may experience. Our team of orthopedic foot and ankle experts and podiatrists also understands that each patient is unique. That’s why they are committed to taking a patient-centered approach to care to provide each patient with the best treatment solution, surgical or nonsurgical.

When developing a personalized treatment plan, our ankle doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace or custom orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medication. Oftentimes, these nonsurgical options can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the foot or ankle pain you are experiencing.

However, if nonsurgical care is not effective or becomes less effective over time, our ankle surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which surgery is right for you. Rest assured that our surgeons not only have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery, but they also have access to leading-edge surgical equipment, which helps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If our surgeons believe that a special type of surgery, such as ankle replacement or ankle fusion, is the best option for you, they will educate you on the full process and the steps involved in your recovery as well as answer any questions you may have.

Online Guide to Foot and Ankle Care

Our Online Guide to Foot and Ankle Care is designed for all of our patients, from dedicated athletes with sports injuries to those suffering from more common foot and ankle injuries and conditions.


Request an Appointment

If your ankle is causing you pain or keeping you from enjoying your life, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.