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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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Dr Donegan did a complete reverse shoulder replacement on both my wife and me. I have full use of my shoulder now. My wife is now 2 months post op from her full replacement and quickly regaining mobility of her arm and shoulder. Dr... Dr Donegan did a complete reverse shoulder replacement on both my wife and me. I have full use of my shoulder now. My wife is now 2 months post op from her full replacement and quickly regaining mobility of her arm and shoulder. Dr Donegan also did a repair on her other shoulder and now, 8 months post op, she has full mobility of that one. Dr Donegan and his staff are absolutely top shelf!! Highly recommended!!!

Anonymous

I have had trouble with my neck and shoulder for several months. Dr Vasicek - Lex - Knee placement for me and I had marvelous Results from that. So naturally I went to see her with my shoulder started hurting. She is a very thorough... I have had trouble with my neck and shoulder for several months. Dr Vasicek - Lex - Knee placement for me and I had marvelous Results from that. So naturally I went to see her with my shoulder started hurting. She is a very thorough doctor takes the time to Ensure that you understand what is going on and is concerned about her patients. I would definitely recommend her for any kind of bone problems. Thank you Dr Vasicek - Lex - Knee

Anonymous

Professional and caring. Explained my options throughly and understandably.

Lora Hessing

Dr. Donegan was very professional and took time to explain everything to me. He is not only looking out for my issues now but also thinking about the future.

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.

He is a very good and caring doctor and would definitely recommend!

Anonymous

Great orthopedic surgeon. I think Dr. Donegan is a great Orthopedic Surgeon. He treated me with respect and kindness. I truly like him and think he is wonderful.

Anonymous

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

melissa proctor

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

Marilyn

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

Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome!!!

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

Dr. Donegan was genuinely concerned with my care. He doesn't stop until my progress is complete. I very highly recommend him!

Beth A bradford

Excellent physician

Paul Harries

Wonderful surgeon. Would highly recommended!

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