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Elbow & Shoulder
Kentucky

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Specialists
Lexington, KY

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:


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".

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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.

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

Had two shoulder surgeries with him and I highly respect his skill and knowledge and appreciate his caring manner. Every appointment was informative and efficient. Never felt rushed! My shoulder recovery has been excellent. Had two shoulder surgeries with him and I highly respect his skill and knowledge and appreciate his caring manner. Every appointment was informative and efficient. Never felt rushed! My shoulder recovery has been excellent.

Anonymous

Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome!!!

Anonymous

I liked him he's very nice. Great bedside manner!

melissa proctor

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.

Anonymous

Dr. Ryan Donegan is the best. I fell and broke my shoulder and did a lot of damage, and Dr. Donegan did my surgery and repaired the damage. Due to his great ability I am almost back to 100%. Would recommend him to anyone. Dr. Ryan Donegan is the best. I fell and broke my shoulder and did a lot of damage, and Dr. Donegan did my surgery and repaired the damage. Due to his great ability I am almost back to 100%. Would recommend him to anyone.

opal miller

Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough... Best doctor ever! My 16 yr old doctor had shoulder surgery. I am so glad that we found Dr Donegan. My daughter and our family adores him. We explained in detailed and he was great in answering all her questions. I cannot say enough great things about him and have already recommended two friends to him.

Anonymous

This visit was a pleasure like those last year. Outstanding, and comfortable surgery with like new repairs this year. Highly, assured and confident in his expertise during a new and pending surgery. These comments from a Vietnam veteran. This visit was a pleasure like those last year. Outstanding, and comfortable surgery with like new repairs this year. Highly, assured and confident in his expertise during a new and pending surgery. These comments from a Vietnam veteran.

Anonymous

I can’t brag on Dr. Donegan enough. I saw him for an injury after being completely written off by another doctor. He reviewed my scans with me and explained what he was seeing and for the first time in the three months since my injury... I can’t brag on Dr. Donegan enough. I saw him for an injury after being completely written off by another doctor. He reviewed my scans with me and explained what he was seeing and for the first time in the three months since my injury I feel like someone is actually doing something to help me. Great bedside manner and very knowledgeable!

Cassandra Sheaffer

I feel like they really care about my problems and my damaged shoulder. I like it that you don’t have to wait forever to see my doctor. I enjoy being able to check in on line. I would recommend Dr Donegan to anyone that has damaged... I feel like they really care about my problems and my damaged shoulder. I like it that you don’t have to wait forever to see my doctor. I enjoy being able to check in on line. I would recommend Dr Donegan to anyone that has damaged their shoulder.

Debra Hall

Everyone involved with my appointment we're very gracious! Couldn't have been any better !

Gail Dotson

After one year, no problems with my reverse shoulder replacement!! Minimal pain. Was back to work in 5 weeks.

Anonymous

He is a excellent doctor.

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