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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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He is a very good and caring doctor and would definitely recommend!

Anonymous

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

Janice Geurin-Leslie

Wonderful with my 6 year old with a broken elbow. Couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Anonymous

I was very pleased with my visit both times. They explained to me about my injury.

Elizabeth Dunn

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

Very thorough and took the time to answer all my questions.

Anonymous

Wonderful surgeon. Would highly recommended!

D Vogt

Awesome staff and Dr. Donegan is great. I would recommend them to all my family and friends.

Tammy Jones

Dr. Donegan has been treating me for my shoulder the past year and I’ve been very pleased. The PA is very nice and helpful. I feel that I’m in good hands.

Becky Welch

Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the number one priority. He diagnosed me on my first visit.

Gleda Blevins

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

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my... Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my career as a DC. Thank you Dr. Donegan and the entire BlueGrass Orthopedic staff !

Dr. Leo Boisvert

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

Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me.... Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me. He operated on my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and I feel that he did an awesome job!! He would be my #1 recommendation for a shoulder surgeon!!

Robin Mayes

Excellent doctor takes time to explain your options and what to expect after surgery.

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