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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 and entire staff are excellent. Will be recommending him anytime I can.

Anonymous

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

Kelly Glines Emrich

Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.

Anonymous

I had a wonderful experience at my appointment. All the staff was great. Dr Donegan was very informative. Did not feel rushed. Took time to answer all my questions. Would totally recommend him to everyone.

Anonymous

Dr. Donegan and his staff are awesome!!!

Anonymous

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

My daughter had a broken arm and he explained everything thoroughly about surgery and healing, and the surgeries were a success

Anonymous

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

Dr Balthrope is a straightforward guy that gets you up and out of the hospital quickly. I have had 2 successful Hip replacementments, 1 knee replacement and a shoulder repair.

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

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

Michael

I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my... I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my efforts to resume a 'normal' level of physical activity.

Margaret LaFontaine

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

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

Marilyn

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.