William Polio joins father, brother at Advanced Center for Orthopedics

November 25, 2022 | 12:09 am

Updated November 24, 2022 | 4:44 pm

William Polio has returned home to join his father Joseph L. and brother Joseph A. to offer more specialized orthopedic care. | Photo provided

Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has added another Dr. Polio to the practice. William Polio has returned home to join his father Joseph L. and brother Joseph A. to offer more specialized orthopedic care.

William recently received one of the highest national honors in orthopedic shoulder surgery as a leading author for a research paper that won the Charles S. Neer Award of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he went on to complete his residency training in orthopedic surgery. He then continued his training to advance his expertise by completing a yearlong, exclusive fellowship in sports medicine at Campbell Clinic in Memphis. 

As a lifelong athlete, William Polio has also attained many athletic achievements. He is a former Kentucky state champion in cross country and national champion for triathlon. His earned roles have included serving as a 4.0 salutatorian at Owensboro Catholic High School and as a 4.0 valedictorian at Centre College. During medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society for his academic achievement. 

“Willie has found success at every level,” said his father, Joseph L. “We are so proud of his accomplishments and eager for him to share his skills and expertise with our community to help keep the region active and healthy.” 

With extensive training in sports medicine, Williams Polio has expertise in a wide array of advanced procedures, including: 

  • Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction of the shoulder. 
  • ACL and multi-ligament knee reconstruction. 
  • Femoroacetabular impingement of the hip. 
  • General orthopedic trauma. 
  • Meniscus repair of the knee. 
  • Minimally invasive hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopic repair.
  • Osteochondral defect repair and transplant. 
  • Rotator cuff repair. 
  • Shoulder and knee instability. 
  • Total and partial knee replacement. 
  • Total and reverse shoulder replacement. 

Patients seeking specialized shoulder, knee and hip care with Dr. William Polio can call 270-926-4100 to be seen at Ridgecrest Medical Park, located at 2831 New Hartford Road. 

Advanced recently broke ground on its new location in the former Kmart building in Wesleyan Park Plaza. Officials hope to open the doors in the heart of town in October 2023. For more on the new facility, click here.

November 25, 2022 | 12:09 am

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