About Us

In January 2016, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) merged with Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons to become the largest orthopaedic practice in the region.
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Tri-State Orthopaedic Surgeons

Tri-State Orthopaedics was founded in 1949 by Dr. John H. Sterne and Dr. Henry Leibundguth, and has grown into the largest orthopaedic practice of its kind in the Evansville, Indiana area. Our 30 physicians and their affiliated staff carry on our Founders’ commitment to and reputation for excellence, providing specialized orthopaedic care for patients all across the tri-state.

Orthopaedic care provided by board certified physicians lies at the very heart of what we do, offering the expertise that comes with advanced clinical, academic, and examination requirements in specialties such as Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our physician team includes specialists with Fellowship-Training in Adult Joint Reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Hand Surgery, Hand Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery, and Microvascular Surgery. We are proud to have doctors with Added Specialty Certifications in Surgery of the Hand as well as Sports Medicine.

At Tri-State Orthopaedics, we realize we have a responsibility to our patients and our community to make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a responsibility that we take very seriously, and it is a principle that has guided us since 1949. We seek to provide devoted, respectful, and individualized care to each of our patients in order to help improve the quality of life for our patients and those who care for them.

Request an appointment online or call (812) 477-1558 to schedule your preferred appointment at Tri-State Orthopaedics in Evansville, Indiana.

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro, PSC (OSMO)

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro (OSMO) was established in 1962 by Dr. Joseph Stiles as a small general orthopaedic practice serving the people of Owensboro, Kentucky. At that time the office was located on Center Street, which today is the site of the Emergency Department and The Women’s Pavilion at Owensboro Medical Health System (OMHS).

Two years later, in 1964, Dr. Stiles welcomed Dr. John McKay, and in 1971 Dr. William R. Fuqua joined the practice.

As the practice grew, they and other local physicians joined together in 1974 to form the Lincoln Professional Center at 2816 Veach Road. That location served as our group’s home from 1974 until 2001.

On Labor Day weekend 2001 the group moved into our current Ridgecrest Medical Park location at 2831 New Hartford Road, and became incorporated under a new name, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro, PSC (OSMO).

OSMO took another major step on April 1, 2012, when we merged with Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists, PSC, the practice of Drs. Joseph L. Polio and Geoffrey L. Hulse. Today these physicians continue to have thriving orthopaedic practices, but now uder the name and location Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Owensboro, PSC.

Today we have a team of nine exceptional orthopaedic surgeons, each of which is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. We also have two Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

Our mission is to provide outstanding, patient-centered care that achieves optimal results by decreasing your pain and restoring your mobility. We are dedicated to providing the best full-service orthopaedic care available in northwest Kentucky, including onsite diagnostics, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic providers or therapy specialists in Owensboro, Kentucky, call us at (270) 926-4100, or use our convenient online appointment request form.