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Elbow & Shoulder
Kentucky

Our Shoulder and Elbow
Surgery Specialists

Patients are at risk of upper-extremity injuries if they are active in recreational activities, performing repetitive tasks, or have had an acute injury. The risk increases if high-level activities are continued after 60 years of age. A multitude of shoulder and elbow injuries can develop that may prevent patients from living an active, pain-free life.

At the Bluegrass Orthopaedics, our fellowship-trained specialists treat shoulder and elbow conditions in patients ranging from pediatrics to senior citizens, and can tailor a treatment plan specific to a patient's condition. Our shoulder and elbow specialists treat patients and athletes of all ages.

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Shoulder and Elbow
Conditions

Some patients with rotator cuff problems can be treated non-surgically with a modification of activities, physical therapy, injections and anti-inflammatory drugs.

However, if surgery is recommended for elbow or shoulder conditions, the surgeons at Bluegrass Orthopaedics can treat complex conditions, including:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Fracture repair
  • Instability of the shoulder

Surgical treatments for shoulder conditions performed by our surgeons include tendon transfers and fracture work, as well as joint replacement, rotator cuff, instability surgeries and arthroscopic repairs.

One procedure, reverse shoulder replacement, can offer patients with an irreparable rotator cuff and no overhead function the ability to improve range of motion and eliminate pain.

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Comeback Champion:
Sydney Parker

BGO's Champion patient comes from London, KY - Ms. Sydney Parker. Sydney is an animal lover, and was injured after a fall from her horse in October of 2018. She fractured and dislocated her elbow, which unfortunately led to surgery in October of 2018 - a complicated procedure that required an open reduction internal fixation as well as an ulnar nerve decompression and transposition. Sydney had fractured her trochlea, lateral condyle of her elbow, as well as her olecranon.

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One of the best doctors you could ever meet. Very friendly, attentive and a great Surgeon. I had reverse shoulder replacement and I consider it successful.

Tom Gillion

Have been a long time patient of this practice. Always felt I received good care and honest responses to my questions.

Janice Geurin-Leslie

Very talented, kind, compassionate & easy doctor to talk to. He operated on my shoulder & gave me back my quality of life . I would definitely recommend him.

Anonymous

Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.

Kelly Glines Emrich

I am so thankful I was referred to Dr. Donegan! He was professional in helping me make a decision regarding my surgery! His staff and the receptionists on The first floor were very helpful! I will still have to have surgery at a later... I am so thankful I was referred to Dr. Donegan! He was professional in helping me make a decision regarding my surgery! His staff and the receptionists on The first floor were very helpful! I will still have to have surgery at a later date, but we are trying all options before surgery as a last resort.

Pashia Staton

Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough... Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough great things about him and have already recommended two friends to him.

Anonymous

He was very nice and professional. Made me feel very comfortable for my visit. I had a broken collarbone from an accident and he said it was a good break as it should heal fast. I see him again on Dec 2nd for a checkup.

Anonymous

I had broken a bone in my left forearm. Dr. Donegons thorough examination prevented me from having any operations to correct.

Anonymous

These guys & gals are great. I appreciate the no waiting. You are promptly taken back to see your doctor on time instead of sitting in a waiting room for a hour after what your appointment card says or was scheduled for. I don't feel... These guys & gals are great. I appreciate the no waiting. You are promptly taken back to see your doctor on time instead of sitting in a waiting room for a hour after what your appointment card says or was scheduled for. I don't feel rushed once the doctor comes in. They seem very concerned how your feeling. I feel like I'm getting the best of care. I give them a A+

Anonymous

Had a really bad shoulder and they fixed it right up. Dr. Donegan very informative. Explained the procedures he was going to perform and explained it in manner that is very understandable.

Jeff Sykes

Dr. Donegan and his staff are the best. Friendly and they truly care about their patients. Best decision I ever made.

Stanley Brummett

After reviewing more conservative options, my surgery and recovery went very smoothly. Dr. and staff were always prompt and on time for all office visits.

William Moore

Dr Donegan did a complete reverse shoulder replacement on both my wife and me. I have full use of my shoulder now. My wife is now 2 months post op from her full replacement and quickly regaining mobility of her arm and shoulder. Dr... Dr Donegan did a complete reverse shoulder replacement on both my wife and me. I have full use of my shoulder now. My wife is now 2 months post op from her full replacement and quickly regaining mobility of her arm and shoulder. Dr Donegan also did a repair on her other shoulder and now, 8 months post op, she has full mobility of that one. Dr Donegan and his staff are absolutely top shelf!! Highly recommended!!!

Anonymous

I’ve been extremely happy with Dr. Donegan, thus far. He doesn’t seem (or at least in my case) to mess around. He’s thorough. He knows his field well. He listens to what you have to say. I’ve been to doctors in the past that... I’ve been extremely happy with Dr. Donegan, thus far. He doesn’t seem (or at least in my case) to mess around. He’s thorough. He knows his field well. He listens to what you have to say. I’ve been to doctors in the past that thought they needed to tell you how you feel. His bedside manner is incredible. Also...the staff in his office are timely which is extremely important for those of us that have to work and very polite.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan was fantastic. He is definitely all about making sure the patient comes first. He explains everything and gives you a timeline about your injury so that you can make a educated decision. He had to jump through hoops to get... Dr. Donegan was fantastic. He is definitely all about making sure the patient comes first. He explains everything and gives you a timeline about your injury so that you can make a educated decision. He had to jump through hoops to get everything approved. My shoulder surgery went well and I would recommend Dr Donegan highly.

Edward Klaczynski