Elbow & Shoulder
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 base in Lexington, KY our fellowship-trained specialists treat shoulder and elbow conditions such as:
- Rotator cuff
- Shoulder replacement
- Fracture repair
- Instability of the shoulder
- Overuse injuries of the elbow
- Tennis Elbow
We treat patients ranging from pediatrics to senior citizens, and can tailor a treatment plan specific to a patient's condition. If you'd like to hear some of our many success stories, check out our "Comeback Champions".
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.
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.
A great understanding doctor! He exhausted every option before surgery. I’m glad he’s my doctor and friend.
Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!
Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome!!!
I liked him he's very nice. Great bedside manner!
Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.
Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.
Everyone involved with my appointment we're very gracious! Couldn't have been any better !
After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.
He is a excellent doctor.