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When your quality of life is threatened by a bone or joint disorder the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team at Ohio County Specialty Care can help get you moving toward a healthier you.
Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine department provide a comprehensive approach to patient care which includes the following:
Mondays – General orthopedic services will be provided by Geoffrey L. Hulse, M.D. with specialties to include treatment of the ankle, elbow, foot, hand, knee, shoulder, and wrist as well as joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics, and sports medicine.
Tuesdays – General orthopedic services will be provided by S. David Boles, M.D. with specialties to include elbow, hand, shoulder, and wrist surgery. Dr. Boles is fellowship-trained in both pediatric and adult hand surgery.
Thursdays – General orthopedic services will be provided by Joseph A. Polio, M.D. who is also fellowship-trained in ankle and foot surgery.
Fridays – General orthopedic services will be provided by William P. Polio, M.D. with specialties to include treatment of knee, shoulder, hip as well as joint replacement and sports medicine. Dr. Polio is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine.
Ms. Jan Bickett, A.P.R.N., an OCH medical staff member, will continue to provide both inpatient and outpatient general orthopedic services. She will be accepting new patient referrals that will be seen in the clinic on Wednesdays.
Since 2016, Ohio County Healthcare (OCH) and Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (Advanced),formerly OSMO, have partnered together to offer orthopedic and sports medicine services to the region. In early 2023, the Advanced team resumed full-time surgical and outpatient clinic coverage at OCH. They are seeing patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday our orthopedic offices located in Ohio County Family Care – Hartford at 20 McMurtry Street, as well as performing surgeries at Ohio County Hospital at 1211 Old Main Street. The expanded partnership also includes a new agreement to provide 24/7 emergency department coverage. These enhanced services will significantly increase access to convenient and consistent orthopedic care for the communities we serve.
Generally, Orthopedic providers see patients with sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis or anyone with a traumatic injury that involves your bones and joints. These practitioners are specially trained in taking care of bones and joints and are medically qualified to provide both non-surgical and surgical treatments.
Our team uses some of the latest diagnostic tools available such as digital X-ray, MRI and bone density scans to help them diagnose and treat their patients.
Many of the surgeries and procedures performed can be done as an Arthroscopic surgery. These arthroscopic surgeries allow for visualization of a joint with an arthroscope to diagnose or treat various conditions or injuries of a joint to allow surgeon to better repair or remove the damaged or diseased tissue or bone. and minimally invasive surgeries that utilize smaller incisions allowing for shorter recovery time, decreased risk of infection, less pain and bleeding and a quicker return to work. Although Arthroscopic surgery is an option for most surgical treatments, it is not an option for some cases and may not work for all patients. Your doctor will thoroughly explain any procedure or surgical treatment to you before moving forward with your treatment.
Separate from our Orthopedic Department we also have a comprehensive Sports Medicine Department. These practitioners have been specially trained in providing care to athletes. Their main goal is to assess acute injuries and help you recover and get back to competing. We partner with Ohio County Schools to make sure all of our young athletes are given both professional and quality care.
Many times because of the nature of sports injuries our Sports Medicine professionals work very closely with the Orthopedic Surgeons in order to provide patients with comprehensive care.
Some of these conditions need surgical repair, but many of them can be treated non-surgically with an individualized plan of care.