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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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These guys & gals are great. I appreciate the no waiting. You are promptly taken back to see your doctor on time instead of sitting in a waiting room for a hour after what your appointment card says or was scheduled for. I don't feel... These guys & gals are great. I appreciate the no waiting. You are promptly taken back to see your doctor on time instead of sitting in a waiting room for a hour after what your appointment card says or was scheduled for. I don't feel rushed once the doctor comes in. They seem very concerned how your feeling. I feel like I'm getting the best of care. I give them a A+

Anonymous

Very efficient although conservative approach to my problem.

Henry Wyatt

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

Marilyn

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

Danny Tolson

I’ve been extremely happy with Dr. Donegan, thus far. He doesn’t seem (or at least in my case) to mess around. He’s thorough. He knows his field well. He listens to what you have to say. I’ve been to doctors in the past that... I’ve been extremely happy with Dr. Donegan, thus far. He doesn’t seem (or at least in my case) to mess around. He’s thorough. He knows his field well. He listens to what you have to say. I’ve been to doctors in the past that thought they needed to tell you how you feel. His bedside manner is incredible. Also...the staff in his office are timely which is extremely important for those of us that have to work and very polite.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegon was extremely professional and immediately made me feel at ease. All the staff at BGO are equally pleasant and accommodating.

Anonymous

My daughter had a broken arm and he explained everything thoroughly about surgery and healing, and the surgeries were a success

Anonymous

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

Larry R

Dr. Donegan was extremely professional and very friendly. He was very complete in his examination/evaluation and explained his findings and treatment options at a level that was easily understandable. He made me feel comfortable and was... Dr. Donegan was extremely professional and very friendly. He was very complete in his examination/evaluation and explained his findings and treatment options at a level that was easily understandable. He made me feel comfortable and was very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him.

Anonymous

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

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

Bilateral rotator cuff surgeries, throw in one severed bicep repair - completed by Dr Donegan. I would never use anyone other than him for shoulder or elbow injuries. He is not only an excellent surgeon, but and exceptional human being! Bilateral rotator cuff surgeries, throw in one severed bicep repair - completed by Dr Donegan. I would never use anyone other than him for shoulder or elbow injuries. He is not only an excellent surgeon, but and exceptional human being!

Jeff M.

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan did a total reconstruction of my right rotator cuff in November 2018. I had zero pain following surgery until I started rehab. As anyone will tell you rehab from a rotator cuff surgery is always painful. Because of his skill... Dr. Donegan did a total reconstruction of my right rotator cuff in November 2018. I had zero pain following surgery until I started rehab. As anyone will tell you rehab from a rotator cuff surgery is always painful. Because of his skill as a surgeon my recovery and rehab went better than expected. He did an incredible job and I would definitely recommend him for anyone needing this type of surgery.

Anonymous

Would highly recommend Dr. Donegan. I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, and he really knew how to fix it correctly. This was my first ever surgery and he walked me through it with ease and made me feel comfortable. Throughout the... Would highly recommend Dr. Donegan. I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, and he really knew how to fix it correctly. This was my first ever surgery and he walked me through it with ease and made me feel comfortable. Throughout the recovery phase he really kept me in the loop with what I needed to do and answered all my questions. I have another surgery on my left shoulder, and I will be returning. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good shoulder surgeon.

Michael Latoof