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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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A great understanding doctor! He exhausted every option before surgery. I’m glad he’s my doctor and friend.

Danny Tolson

Very professional staff. Don’t have to wait like most Dr. offices. My treatment has been wonderful.

Marilyn

Great orthopedic surgeon. I think Dr. Donegan is a great Orthopedic Surgeon. He treated me with respect and kindness. I truly like him and think he is wonderful.

Anonymous

I would go back any time I need to. Wouldn't look any where else.

Larry Lowe

I had total reverse shoulder replacement surgery in Sept. 2016 and have my 6 month post op visit with him this month. He is a Godsend to me. He explains everything in detail, answers every question no matter how silly is seems. Waiting... I had total reverse shoulder replacement surgery in Sept. 2016 and have my 6 month post op visit with him this month. He is a Godsend to me. He explains everything in detail, answers every question no matter how silly is seems. Waiting time is minimal. I understood everything regarding what I could expect. Fantastic doctor/surgeon and he has a fantastic staff. I trust him completely.

Jaan Bartley

Dr Favetto is a very thorough, passionate and professional doctor. He and his staff are great!

Karen

Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan is very thorough. He looks at all variables before making a diagnosis. He is very approachable and explains everything involved in diagnosis and treatment. His staff is very available and helpful. I would highly recommend him!! Dr. Donegan is very thorough. He looks at all variables before making a diagnosis. He is very approachable and explains everything involved in diagnosis and treatment. His staff is very available and helpful. I would highly recommend him!!

Stacey R.

Saw Dr. Donegan's PA - same day appointment. He was able to diagnose me quickly and I have hope that I will be pain-free after PT.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan came highly recommended and after meeting with him I understand why. He treated me with respect, was kind, and listened to everything I had to say. He explained in detail even providing photos of the procedure that was... Dr. Donegan came highly recommended and after meeting with him I understand why. He treated me with respect, was kind, and listened to everything I had to say. He explained in detail even providing photos of the procedure that was needed and answered every question I had. I left with a surgery date and great hope for a less painful 2020. I will post more post surgery.

Anonymous

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

Excellent Physician. Dr. Donegan has a great personality and treats his patients with kindness and respect. He listened to my concerns and answered my questions.

Anonymous

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

Elizabeth Dunn

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!!!

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