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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 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

Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I... Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I would and have highly recommended him to anyone needing better health with their shoulders. God bless him in his very caring manner with his patients! Sister Angie Keil

Anonymous

Dr Hunt has operated on both my left and right shoulders. Rotater cuffs. Has done a wonderful job both times. The staff are very friendly, always has a smile. Thanks a bunch.

Anonymous

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

I was very impressed by his professionalism; yet also provided me personable care. He listened to my concerns carefully and also effectively communicated his medical advice and thoughts on how to improve my situation. He was very... I was very impressed by his professionalism; yet also provided me personable care. He listened to my concerns carefully and also effectively communicated his medical advice and thoughts on how to improve my situation. He was very knowledgeable and open to providing what he believed to be the best and conservative approach first to hopefully improve my pain from my injury. He also gave me hope in his course of treatment. Iā€™m very grateful for having been referred to him by another physician.

Deborah Hurt

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

Dr. Favetto is very caring and has given me a new lease on life because of my successful shoulder surgery. His after-care style is most professional and compassionate. I would trust him with my life anytime!

Sister Angie Keil

Very knowledgeable, took the time to explain the course of treatment he was suggesting and why.

Michael

Very patient oriented.

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

Visit was perfect! Nobody wants to hear they need shoulder replacement surgery, but that was exactly what I heard. Dr Donegan cheerful, professional, and showed a funny side that was reassuring. The surgery went well as expected Visit was perfect! Nobody wants to hear they need shoulder replacement surgery, but that was exactly what I heard. Dr Donegan cheerful, professional, and showed a funny side that was reassuring. The surgery went well as expected

Anonymous

Donegan and nurses were great, friendly, professional and comforting.

Kelly Glines Emrich

I highly recommend Dr Donegan! After two successful surgeries with him, I highly respect his knowledge and skill! Really appreciate his genuine caring, friendly manner!!

Anonymous

Excellent Dr. Excellent Care.

Jonathan Fieldson Healthgrades

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

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