Orthopedic Trauma

Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained orthopedic trauma 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 trauma specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. Joseph L. Polio, Dr. Geoffrey Hulse, Dr. Joseph A. Polio, and Dr. William Polio, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training in orthopedic trauma, our doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating traumatic injuries and conditions, such as fractures and dislocations. Our specialists also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopic surgery, fracture repair, and joint replacement.

No matter what traumatic injury or condition you are suffering from, you can count on our orthopedic trauma doctors to provide the compassionate, individualized care you need to get back to an active life.

When to See an Orthopedic Trauma Specialist

If you have been in a traumatic accident and are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in orthopedic trauma:

  • Bruised or discolored skin
  • Inability to move the affected bone or body part
  • Pain following an accident
  • Pain that increases with movement or pressure
  • Swelling
  • Visible deformity, such as a broken bone

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

  • Complex fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament injuries
  • Lower extremity fractures
  • Malunions
  • Nonunions
  • Post-traumatic deformities
  • Severe sprains
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Types of arthritis, including post-traumatic arthritis
  • Upper extremity fractures



Excellence in Orthopedic Trauma Care: What to Expect

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

Our trauma experts have extensive knowledge about the musculoskeletal system as well as the different types of trauma 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 specialists will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace, 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 your injury is too severe, our orthopedic trauma 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 trauma surgeons believe that a special type of surgery, such as fracture repair or arthroscopic surgery, is the best option for your trauma condition or injury, they will educate you on the full process and the steps involved in your recovery as well as answer any questions you may have.

Request an Appointment

If you have been in a traumatic accident and are experiencing pain, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.