Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained hip 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 hip doctors and surgeons in the region, our specialists, Dr. Charles MilemDr. Keith MooreDr. Joseph L. Polio, Dr. William 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 doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating hip injuries and conditions, including labral tears, bursitis, and arthritis. Our specialists also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, such as arthroscopic surgery, total hip replacement, anterior hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery.

In the Owensboro area, hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery that allows the doctor to see the damaged hip using a camera, is exclusively performed by Dr. William Polio.

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

When to See a Hip 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 hip doctors.

  • Buttock pain
  • Difficulty walking due to hip pain
  • Groin pain that extends down to your knee
  • Hip instability  
  • Knee pain in addition to hip pain
  • Pain when bearing weight on your hip joint
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling around your hip joint
  • Tenderness

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

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures, including stress fractures and femur fractures
  • Labral tears
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains 
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis 
  • Types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis 



Excellence in Hip Care: What to Expect

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

Our experts have extensive knowledge about the hip as well as the different types of hip 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 hip doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist or taking anti-inflammatory medication. Many times, these nonsurgical treatment options can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the hip pain you are experiencing. 

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or your condition is severe, our hip 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 state-of-the-art surgical equipment, which helps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

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

Request an Appointment

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