Elbow & Shoulder
Our Shoulder and Elbow
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.
Shoulder and Elbow
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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Elbow & Shoulder Team
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.
Dr. Donegan and entire staff are excellent. Will be recommending him anytime I can.
Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.
Kelly Glines Emrich
Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.
I had a wonderful experience at my appointment. All the staff was great. Dr Donegan was very informative. Did not feel rushed. Took time to answer all my questions. Would totally recommend him to everyone.
Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome!!!
Dr. Favetto is very caring and has given me a new lease on life because of my successful shoulder surgery. His after-care style is most professional and compassionate. I would trust him with my life anytime!
Sister Angie Keil
My daughter had a broken arm and he explained everything thoroughly about surgery and healing, and the surgeries were a success
Dr Balthrope is a straightforward guy that gets you up and out of the hospital quickly. I have had 2 successful Hip replacementments, 1 knee replacement and a shoulder repair.
Dr Hunt has operated on both my left and right shoulders. Rotater cuffs. Has done a wonderful job both times. The staff are very friendly, always has a smile. Thanks a bunch.
Very knowledgeable, took the time to explain the course of treatment he was suggesting and why.
Dr. Donegan was very professional and took time to explain everything to me. He is not only looking out for my issues now but also thinking about the future.
Very professional staff. Don’t have to wait like most Dr. offices. My treatment has been wonderful.