Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

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

As some of the most highly respected elbow doctors and surgeons, our specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. David Boles, Dr. Joseph L. Polio, Dr. Geoffrey Hulse, Dr. Joseph A. Polio, and Dr. Bryce Meredith, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training, our elbow doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating elbow injuries and conditions, including arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, and fractures. They also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic surgery and medial epicondyle release surgery.

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

When to See an Elbow 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 elbow doctors.

  • Achiness
  • Bending or straightening your arm causes elbow pain
  • Elbow and shoulder pain at night
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow pain when rotating your wrist
  • Pain that radiates up to your shoulder
  • Pins-and-needles sensations
  • Shoulder pain in addition to elbow pain
  • Swelling at the back of your elbow
  • Weak forearm muscles

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

  • Bursitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis
  • Wear-and-tear and overuse injuries



Excellence in Elbow Care: What to Expect

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

Our elbow experts have extensive knowledge about the elbow as well as the different types of elbow conditions and injuries patients may experience. They also understand 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.

When developing a personalized treatment plan, our elbow doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace, getting an injection, or taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Many times, these measures can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the elbow pain you are experiencing. 

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or its effectiveness has diminished over time, our elbow surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which elbow 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 elbow surgery, such as arthroscopy, fracture surgery, or medial epicondyle release surgery, is the best option for your injury or condition, 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 Hand & Upper Extremity Care

With a commitment to providing excellence in orthopedic care that is focused on our patients, we have developed our Online Guide to Hand and Upper Extremity Care to provide patients with further information about their injuries and conditions and the treatments available to them. To access our guide, use the button below. 


Request an Appointment

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