Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained shoulder 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 shoulder doctors and surgeons in the region, our specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. William Martin, Dr. David Boles, Dr. Joseph L. PolioDr. Geoffrey HulseDr. 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 shoulder doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating shoulder injuries and conditions, such as rotator cuff injuries, fractures, and tendon tears. They also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art shoulder surgeries, including arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, total shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement.

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

When to See a Shoulder 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 shoulder specialists.

  • Achiness
  • Bone-on-bone sensations
  • Difficulty moving your elbow away from your torso
  • Elbow and shoulder pain at night
  • Elbow pain in addition to shoulder pain
  • Numbness
  • Pain and stiffness in or around your shoulder joint
  • Pain when lifting items above your head
  • Problems moving your elbow or shoulder joint
  • Shoulder pain that radiates down into your elbow

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

  • Bursitis
  • Fractures, such as clavicle fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries, such as rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder impingements
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder tendonitis 
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon tears
  • Types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis



Excellence in Shoulder Care: What to Expect

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

Our medical experts have extensive knowledge about the shoulder as well as the different types of shoulder conditions and injuries patients may experience. They also understand that each patient is unique. That’s why our shoulder doctors 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 shoulder doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, getting a corticosteroid 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 shoulder pain you are experiencing.

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or becomes less effective over time, our shoulder surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which shoulder surgery is right for you. Rest assured that our shoulder 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 shoulder surgery, such as arthroscopic surgery, rotator cuff repair, or shoulder replacement, 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 shoulder is causing you pain or keeping you from enjoying your life, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.