Joint Replacement

Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

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

As some of the most highly respected orthopedic surgeons and doctors in the region, our joint replacement specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. William Martin, Dr. Joseph L. PolioDr. Geoffrey Hulse, and Dr. William Polio, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and extensive training in joint replacement surgery, our specialists excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating joint injuries and conditions, such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and cartilage damage. Our orthopedic surgeons also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art joint replacement surgeries, including:

  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement

No matter what joint injury or condition is keeping you from enjoying an active life, you can count on our joint replacement experts to provide the compassionate, individualized care you need to get back to the activities you love. Our doctors and staff are committed to performing the most advanced and innovative techniques and procedures to help our patients get the best possible care. For this reason, we proudly offer Mako SmartRobotics™ Technology for partial knee, total knee, and total hip replacements. Use the button below to learn more.

Mako SmartRobotics™ Technology

When to See a Joint Replacement 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 surgeons specializing in joint replacement.

  • Aching in your shoulder, hip, or knee joint
  • Bending or moving your knee causes significant pain
  • Bone-on-bone sensations
  • Difficulty sleeping due to joint pain
  • Limited range of motion in your shoulder, hip, or knee joint
  • Pain when participating in weight-bearing activities

Our specialty-trained joint replacement surgeons will work with you to diagnose your joint injury or condition and then design a treatment plan specifically for you, which may include joint replacement surgery. Orthopedic problems our surgeons specializing in replacement surgery see include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis
  • Wear-and-tear and overuse injuries



Excellence in Joint Care: What to Expect

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our orthopedic surgeons specializing in joint replacement strive to provide the best joint care available in northwest Kentucky.

Our joint replacement surgeons have extensive knowledge about the hip, knee, and shoulder joints as well as the different types of injuries and conditions patients may experience. They also understand that each patient is unique. That’s why our surgeons 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 joint specialists will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist or taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Many times, these measures can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the joint pain you are experiencing.

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or becomes less effective over time, our joint replacement surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which surgery is right for you. Rest assured that our orthopedic 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 specializing in joint replacement believe that a special type of surgery, such as knee replacement, hip replacement, or shoulder replacement, is the best option for your injury or condition, they will educate you on the full process as well as the steps involved in your recovery. Our surgeons will also answer any questions you may have about artificial joints or your joint replacement surgery.

Online Guide to Joint Replacement

Before, during, and after treatment, our patients can access our Online Guide to Joint Replacement for helpful resources and information on the joint replacement procedures available at Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as well as pre-and postoperative care and answers to frequently asked questions.

Access Our Joint Replacement Guide

Request an Appointment

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