Elbow & Shoulder
Our Shoulder and Elbow
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.
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.
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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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.
One of the best doctors you could ever meet. Very friendly, attentive and a great Surgeon. I had reverse shoulder replacement and I consider it successful.
Have been a long time patient of this practice. Always felt I received good care and honest responses to my questions.
Very talented, kind, compassionate & easy doctor to talk to. He operated on my shoulder & gave me back my quality of life . I would definitely recommend him.
Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.
Kelly Glines Emrich
He was very nice and professional. Made me feel very comfortable for my visit. I had a broken collarbone from an accident and he said it was a good break as it should heal fast. I see him again on Dec 2nd for a checkup.
I had broken a bone in my left forearm. Dr. Donegons thorough examination prevented me from having any operations to correct.
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.
Dr. Donegan and his staff are the best. Friendly and they truly care about their patients. Best decision I ever made.
After reviewing more conservative options, my surgery and recovery went very smoothly. Dr. and staff were always prompt and on time for all office visits.