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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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Wonderful surgeon. Would highly recommended!

D Vogt

Wonderful, caring, conservative doctor.

Roger Richardson

Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan and his staff, as well as all the other BGO associates, are wonderful! They are always helpful and make you the center of attention. They always explain everything in a way that you can understand them. I have recommended... Dr. Donegan and his staff, as well as all the other BGO associates, are wonderful! They are always helpful and make you the center of attention. They always explain everything in a way that you can understand them. I have recommended Dr. Donegan and BGO to others and will again!

Anonymous

The office staff were ready for me as soon as I walked through the door. After I filled out some information, it was a couple of moments and I was told that he was ready to see me. I had to take an elevator to one floor up. As the doors... The office staff were ready for me as soon as I walked through the door. After I filled out some information, it was a couple of moments and I was told that he was ready to see me. I had to take an elevator to one floor up. As the doors opened, there stood a nurse to take me to a room. Dr. Donegan came in within a few mins. He was very nice, listened to me and looked me in the eye while I talked also, when he spoke. Dr. Donegan is wonderful along with his staff. Dr. Donegan is a FIVE Star!!

Anonymous

I highly recommend Dr Donegan! After two successful surgeries with him, I highly respect his knowledge and skill! Really appreciate his genuine caring, friendly manner!!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

As a medical professional, I had a work injury to my shoulder. I know of the competency and quality of care that Dr. Donegan gives his patients. Workers Compensation denied Dr. Donegan. They assigned me a surgeon at UK Orthopedics. This... As a medical professional, I had a work injury to my shoulder. I know of the competency and quality of care that Dr. Donegan gives his patients. Workers Compensation denied Dr. Donegan. They assigned me a surgeon at UK Orthopedics. This UK surgeon missed 2 major medical steps in my recovery. Dr. Donegan repaired my shoulder with quality recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Donegan if you have shoulder issues. You will not regret it.

Rick Warner

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

Great service, experts and excellent providers.

Jordan Medina

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

Lisa Gabbard

Dr. Donegan did a great job fixing my collarbone. It was broken in six places. He put in a plate and 12 screws. There were no problems during the surgery and my recovery was swift. He is a friendly person and easy to talk to. I would... Dr. Donegan did a great job fixing my collarbone. It was broken in six places. He put in a plate and 12 screws. There were no problems during the surgery and my recovery was swift. He is a friendly person and easy to talk to. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Michael

Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the #1 priority

Larry R

Dr Favetto has done excellent work on my Husbands crushed Elbow. He is very professional, informative,& attentive. And he has excellent bedside manner. He has been a blessing to us. We are very thankful for him .

Harold Lockard( Marsha)

A very outgoing and intelligent man. Makes you feel very welcome and is very professional. You will be in good hands if you pick Ryan Donegan.

Cody Landrum