Wrist

Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained wrist 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 wrist surgeons and doctors in the region, our specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. David Boles, Dr. Joseph L. Polio, and Dr. Geoffrey Hulse, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training, our wrist doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating wrist injuries and conditions. They also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopy, wrist fusion surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery.

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

When to See a Wrist 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 wrist doctors.

  • Bumps are developing on your wrist
  • Cracking sounds or sensations when moving your thumb
  • Difficulty moving or rotating your wrist
  • Fingers bend in toward your palm and wrist
  • Limited hand strength
  • Pins-and-needles sensations
  • Swelling around your wrist joint
  • Upper extremity pain that radiates down into your wrist 
  • Wrist pain extending into your thumb
  • Wrist tenderness

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

  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s disease
  • Fractures, including scaphoid fractures
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Kienböck's disease
  • Ligament injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis 
  • Types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis 

 

 

Excellence in Wrist Care: What to Expect

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

Our experts have extensive knowledge about the wrist as well as the different types of wrist injuries and conditions patients may experience. Our specialists 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 an individualized treatment plan, our wrist doctors will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical methods may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace, taking over-the-counter medication, or seeing a certified hand therapist for occupational hand therapy. Oftentimes, these nonoperative approaches can bring about gradual improvements that can help with pain management or help eliminate the wrist pain you are experiencing.

However, if conservative treatments prove to be unsuccessful at providing you with relief, our wrist surgeons will discuss your surgical options and help you determine which wrist surgery is right for you. Rest assured that our surgeons not only have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required orthopedic 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 surgical procedure, such as wrist arthroscopy or carpal tunnel surgery, is the best treatment option for you, 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 your wrist is causing you pain or keeping you from enjoying your life, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.