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About Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates

Our goal at WKONA is to provide you with comprehensive orthopaedic services in a professional and caring environment. All our physicians are board certified and treat in all areas of orthopaedic surgery. From sports medicine to major or minor surgery and more, WKONA is the unquestioned leader in providing state-of-the-art technology and outstanding patient care to the Bowling Green, Kentucky area.

Why Choose Us?

Western Kentucky Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates
WKONA offers on-site diagnostic testing including digital X-ray and MRI for your convenience.

We also have many other services located within our facility. These include the physicians and practitioners at Interventional Pain Specialists; KORT Physical Therapy, offering a complete rehab package including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training and rehab, functional testing, neurological testing, and brace therapy; Hines Pharmacy and LifeLine Home Health.

For our patients who live outside of the Bowling Green area, we also have offices in Glasgow, Franklin, and Russellville, Kentucky. Call to request an appointment for evaluation.

Meet Our Physicians

Patient Reviews

  • Hate to see Dr singer go and at least I am getting my other SI joint fixed before he goes he is the best him and Amy hatcher too

    ~ Rose Rogers~

  • If you're looking for an outstanding Orthopedic Surgeon. Look no further than Dr. James Hetsley. He is by far. The absolute best ever. He has good bedside manner. His bedside manner is do good. You will not find it anywhere else ever. I promise. I can't say anything but good things about Dr. James H...

    ~ Christopher Lane ~

  • Dr. Barlow is fantastic! Very personable and thorough. Wonderful bed side manner.

    ~ Jenny Huskey~

  • I would highly recommend Doctor Barlow. Everything from my consultation, surgery, and follow up checks were excellent. You can tell he truly cares about patient care and insuring you are informed.

    ~ Darien McDonald~

  • I would 100% tell anyone who is afraid of making the move to and have that knee replacement, is was the best choice for me and Dr Heltslet made the whole process so much easier. I'm currently working up to have my other knee done.

    ~ Signe Poradish~

Robotic Knee & Hip Replacement

Advanced Technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery

Robotic Knee & Hip Replacement

WKONA has used computer navigation technology for over ten years and is now expanding to offer Robotic Knee and Hip replacements. WKONA has long been the leader in knee rotating platform technology and now with the addition of MAKO SmartRobotics patients have an ever-expanding choice of options.

Latest Techniques in Spine Surgery

The surgeons at WKONA are dedicated to identifying and treating all the pain generators in the back and specialize in challenging spinal issues. Our spine doctors can help people with back pain, neck pain and immobility resume active and productive lifestyles. WKONA surgeons employ state-of-the-art surgical methods as well as other non-surgical treatment and diagnostic options to alleviate any issues that may be causing pain.

Spine Surgery

Practice Location -1 165 Natchez Trace, Suite 100
  Bowling Green, KY 42103

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Practice Location -2 1405 Nashville Street
Russellville,  KY 42276

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Practice Location -3 1112 South Main Street
Franklin, KY 42134

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Practice Location -4 1330 North Race Street
Glasgow,  KY 42141

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