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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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After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.

Anonymous

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

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

Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have... Kelsey at check in is always smiling & eager to help me. She makes me feel like a part of the Bluegrass Ortho family. Dr. Donegan is truly the best. He did a shoulder replacement on me last May & it was the best decision I could have made . I will recommend him to everyone. Gina Condra

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan was genuinely concerned with my care. He doesn't stop until my progress is complete. I very highly recommend him!

Beth A bradford

I always feel like Dr. Donegan has my best interest at heart. He takes the time to explain, details of my condition, what route we should take for the most harmonious outcome.

Velma Burton

Y'all are so nice, courteous, and professional. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else, even though we live in Somerset. You've operated on me and my wife and we brag on you to everyone who asks where we had it done. Y'all are on top... Y'all are so nice, courteous, and professional. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else, even though we live in Somerset. You've operated on me and my wife and we brag on you to everyone who asks where we had it done. Y'all are on top of it all and we support you.

Don Gramling

I was very impressed by his professionalism; yet also provided me personable care. He listened to my concerns carefully and also effectively communicated his medical advice and thoughts on how to improve my situation. He was very... I was very impressed by his professionalism; yet also provided me personable care. He listened to my concerns carefully and also effectively communicated his medical advice and thoughts on how to improve my situation. He was very knowledgeable and open to providing what he believed to be the best and conservative approach first to hopefully improve my pain from my injury. He also gave me hope in his course of treatment. I’m very grateful for having been referred to him by another physician.

Deborah Hurt

Was in the room before my appointment time. He performed the exam and based on what was causing my pain, showed me on the model where my problem was. However an MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis before heading to the OR. He’s... Was in the room before my appointment time. He performed the exam and based on what was causing my pain, showed me on the model where my problem was. However an MRI is needed to confirm the diagnosis before heading to the OR. He’s knowledgeable and very pleasant.

Lynn PB

I was very pleased with Dr. Favetto. He thoroughly explained the concerns I had and what my options were. The entire staff in the office was friendly and helpful. I was able to do the required paperwork ahead of time which expedited the... I was very pleased with Dr. Favetto. He thoroughly explained the concerns I had and what my options were. The entire staff in the office was friendly and helpful. I was able to do the required paperwork ahead of time which expedited the process once arriving at the office. The entire consultation, including images and treatment, was less than an hour. I have full confidence in Dr. Favetto’s skill and knowledge and can recommend him without reservation.

James Davidson

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

Always nice, courteous and always explains things and listens to me.

Lisa Gabbard

Dr. Donegan was very professional, answered all our questions, and explained all things we needed to know. An excellent doctor.

Anonymous

Very efficient although conservative approach to my problem.

Henry Wyatt

He is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to you and explains what your condition is and planned treatment.

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