Joint Revision

Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained joint revision 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 orthopedic doctors and surgeons in the region, our revision experts, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, and Dr. Joseph L. Polio, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training in joint replacement and revision surgery, our joint specialists excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating joint replacement problems, such as implant damage due to a fracture. Our surgeons also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including hip revision surgery.

No matter if you are experiencing a complication with your existing joint replacement or joint-related pain that is keeping you from enjoying an active life, you can count on our experts specializing in revision surgery to provide the compassionate, individualized care you need to get back to the activities you love.

When to See a Joint Revision Specialist

If you have had a joint replacement, such as hip replacement, and have recently 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 revision surgery.

  • Artificial joint feels unsteady
  • Bone-on-bone sensations 
  • Complications with your existing implant
  • Difficulty sleeping at night due to joint pain
  • Existing implant feels like it is loosening
  • Joint function is becoming more limited
  • Pain when participating in weight-bearing activities
  • Recently fell or had an accident that may have damaged your prosthesis

Our specialty-trained joint revision surgeons will work with you to determine the source of your problem and then design a treatment plan specifically for you, which may include joint revision surgery. Joint replacement problems that our doctors specializing in revision surgery see include:

  • Dislocations
  • Implant damage due to a fracture 
  • Implant wear and tear or loosening
  • Prosthesis damage due to a fall or accident 



Excellence in Joint Care: What to Expect

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

Our revision experts have extensive knowledge about joint replacement as well as the different types of joint-related problems 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 revision doctors 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 pain you are experiencing.

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or the problem is severe, our joint revision surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine if revision surgery is right for you. Rest assured that our orthopedic surgeons not only have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform revision surgery, but they also have access to leading-edge surgical equipment, which helps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If our surgeons believe that revision surgery, such as hip revision surgery, is the best option for you, they will educate you on the full process as well as the steps involved in your recovery. Our revision experts will also answer any questions you may have about artificial joints or your revision procedure.

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 you have had a joint replacement, such as hip replacement, and are experiencing a complication or joint-related pain, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.