Dr. Michael Heilig

Orthopedic Services

Assured Orthopedics of Kentucky and Dr. Michael Heilig provide expert orthopedic services, specializing in a variety of clinical, diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic services in Central Kentucky.

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Specialized Orthopedic Services

Our orthopedic practice provides a variety of specialized clinical, diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic service including:

Elbow & Shoulder Orthopedic Care

Elbow & Shoulder

Shoulder pain and injuries are extremely common – whether due to exercise, age, overuse injuries or trauma. In fact, they account for nearly 20 percent of visits to the doctor’s office. When shoulder pain interferes with your ability to do the things you need to each day, it’s time to seek medical advice.

Knee Orthopedic Care


When the pain is limiting your ability to perform normal daily activities or the ability to do the things you love, it’s time to seek medical advice. This can be due to an athletic injury or just natural wear and tear.

Hip Orthopedic Care


Common hip problems include: arthritis, bursitis, and sciatica. We can diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. 

Spinal Orthopedic Care


When the pain is limiting your ability to perform activities of daily living for the things you love, it’s time to seek medical advice. This can be due to a traumatic injury or just natural wear and tear in your every day life.

Wrist & Hand Orthopedic Care

Wrist & Hand

With how much we rely on our hands, there’s no wonder hand and wrist pain can be so disabling and frustrating. When this pain interferes with typing on your computer, spending time on your hobbies or even getting yourself ready in the morning, it’s time to seek medical advice.

Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Care

Foot & Ankle

The average person will walk the equivalent of four times around the world in his or her lifetime. So it’s hardly surprising that nearly three-quarters of Americans will eventually experience some type of foot or ankle problem. 

Diagnostic Services

We provide many diagnostic services to include arthroscopy, open MRI, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, EMG, and x-rays.

Clinical Services

We provide full orthopedic clinical services to include injections of all types (including spinal), bracing, casting, wound care, and diagnostic.

Surgical Services

We provide orthopedic surgical services for shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, bone, ligament, and tendon problems. 

Therapeutic Services

We provide in-house therapy for any orthopedic problem.

Specialized Services.

Specialized Sports Medicine Clinic

Whether a student athlete, fitness buff or weekend warrior, Assured Orthopedic Sports Health medical and surgical specialists provide athletes of all ages and skill levels the latest diagnostic technology to evaluate your injury and develop a specialized care plan to get you back to the activity you love.

Specialized Services.

Diagnostic Services

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Arthroscopy is the most common thing we do in orthopedics.  It is minimally invasive, performed through a camera and small 1 centimeter incisions.  It can be both diagnostic and curative.  Many times we don’t know the exact problem until we can view it directly with the camera.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

We are proud to offer an open MRI.  It is open on the sides and in a large room with large windows and a sound system for music of your choice.  It can image any body part in great detail and diagnose many problems that can’t be seen on x-ray.  The open MRI is also ideal for larger people and claustrophobia as our unit has one of the widest imaging spaces.


We provide digital x-rays of any body part. Self pay and x-rays ordered at other offices can be done here as well. We also have fluoroscopy (moving x-ray) and ultrasound services available.

Electromyography (EMG)
EMG (electromyography) is a study done to evaluate nerve function and is used to diagnose many nerve disorders.  Most commonly – carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, and spine problems.  Our EMG technician is the most gentle and proficient in the region.

About The Procedure:

EMG is usually performed on an outpatient basis and will vary based on your condition or doctor. This test is sometimes following a nerve conduction study. A typical EMG follows the process below:

  • First, you’ ll be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or other metal objects that may interfere with the procedure.
  • You’ll sit or lie down and your doctor will locate the muscle to study. The skin will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution, the needle will be sterilized, then it will be inserted into the muscle.
  • A ground electrode will be positioned under your arm or leg. Five or more needle insertions may be necessary for the test. You may experience slight pain when the electrode is inserted.
  • You will be asked to relax and then perform slight or full-strength muscle contractions. The electrical activity from your working muscle will be measured and displayed on the monitor.

Patient Reviews

“I was seeking treatment for an injury that wasn’t healing properly. Dr. Heilig’s thorough evaluation and treatment plan led me to a full recovery.”

Jen Goodman

“I am very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Heilig.  In 2016 he did total hip replacement on my right hip.  It is now 2019 and I have still have had no pain or problems since having surgery.  He was very friendly, professional and addressed each step in my treatment along the way. Looking forward to Dr. Heilig doing my knee replacement in the near future. I recommend him to anyone looking for an Orthopedic Doctor/Surgeon.”

Teresa Davis

"Dr. Heilig did an excellent job on my surgery! I would highly recommend him to anyone."

Andrew Thornhill

"Dr. Heilig is one of the most knowledgable and caring physicians I've ever met.  You really feel taken care of with him."

Ben Clark

“After I broke my wrist, Dr. Heilig provided exceptional care, and even some great advice.  Since I work with my hands, I was worried about recovery time.  His expertise and skill were much appreciated.”

Chris Mitlitski

The Assured Orthopedics Difference

Why Patients Choose Us

On-Site Sports Medicine
On-Site Physical Therapy
Emergency Services
Weekly Walk-In Clinic
On-Site DME
Board Certified Physicians
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Surgery Center
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