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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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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. Donegan performed shoulder surgery on my mother a few months ago, and he did an amazing job. He is a wonderful doctor and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I have since taken my son to bluegress ortho as well. I will never... Dr. Donegan performed shoulder surgery on my mother a few months ago, and he did an amazing job. He is a wonderful doctor and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. I have since taken my son to bluegress ortho as well. I will never go anywhere else for ortho care.

Heather Johnson

When I knew right away that I had broken my wrist hiking, I called Dr Favetto’s office directly. He had successfully repaired a nasty elbow fracture three years earlier on my other arm. I am a satisfied repeat customer, although I... When I knew right away that I had broken my wrist hiking, I called Dr Favetto’s office directly. He had successfully repaired a nasty elbow fracture three years earlier on my other arm. I am a satisfied repeat customer, although I hope I do not make a habit of this. I like his manner, and I trust his skills.

Joanne Orr Johnson

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

Anonymous

Thanks for no shoulder pain in either shoulder for the first time in 12 years.

Timothy Green

Excellent physician

Paul Harries

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

Professional and caring. Explained my options throughly and understandably.

Lora Hessing

Dr. Donegan and his staff of Bluegrass Orthopedics In Lexington, Ky make the 3 hour drive from Pikeville, Ky to Lexington worth while. He and his staff are some of the most competent and upbeat group of professionals we have ever had... Dr. Donegan and his staff of Bluegrass Orthopedics In Lexington, Ky make the 3 hour drive from Pikeville, Ky to Lexington worth while. He and his staff are some of the most competent and upbeat group of professionals we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Dr. Donegan did a complete reverse shoulder replacement on me and one complete reverse replacement for my wife, Suzie. He also repaired her other shoulder. I have completely recovered from my surgery and Suzie has recovered from one of her’s. She is 2 months post op on her full replacement, and her recovery is progressing quickly. Both of us wholeheartedly recommend Dr Donegon and his staff!!!

Honsell Thompson

Dr. Donegan is absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made me feel better about my son’s surgery. Even my son’s physical therapist was bragging on what a great job he did with that type of shoulder surgery due to... Dr. Donegan is absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly and made me feel better about my son’s surgery. Even my son’s physical therapist was bragging on what a great job he did with that type of shoulder surgery due to sports injury. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting the best of care!

Anonymous

Dr. Hunt is amazing. He was the 1 doctor after 3 others that found the problem in my shoulder. I can’t thank him enough. Septic arthritis is so painful and dangerous. Thank you for his well trained team for all that you did for me. Dr. Hunt is amazing. He was the 1 doctor after 3 others that found the problem in my shoulder. I can’t thank him enough. Septic arthritis is so painful and dangerous. Thank you for his well trained team for all that you did for me.

Anonymous

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

One of the most thorough physicians I have ever experienced.

Lucius Willson

Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me.... Dr. Donegan is the best!! I have never had a physician that makes me feel at ease in a medical office as Dr. Donegan. His personality is such a plus when you go see him. I trust him and believe in him with whatever he recommends for me. He operated on my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, and I feel that he did an awesome job!! He would be my #1 recommendation for a shoulder surgeon!!

Robin Mayes

Have been a long time patient of this practice. Always felt I received good care and honest responses to my questions.

Janice Geurin-Leslie