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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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I have been with Dr. Donegan for over a year. He has treated me for a shoulder injury. I have been so thrilled with my care. Everyone at BGO has been courteous, caring and professional. Dr. D is highly experienced and goes above and... I have been with Dr. Donegan for over a year. He has treated me for a shoulder injury. I have been so thrilled with my care. Everyone at BGO has been courteous, caring and professional. Dr. D is highly experienced and goes above and beyond to make sure I will be healthy and healed. I HIGHLY recommend Bluegrass Ortho for physical therapy as well.

Beth Bradford

Dr. Donegan came highly recommended and after meeting with him I understand why. He treated me with respect, was kind, and listened to everything I had to say. He explained in detail even providing photos of the procedure that was... Dr. Donegan came highly recommended and after meeting with him I understand why. He treated me with respect, was kind, and listened to everything I had to say. He explained in detail even providing photos of the procedure that was needed and answered every question I had. I left with a surgery date and great hope for a less painful 2020. I will post more post surgery.

Anonymous

Dr Favetto was very compassionate & informative about what to expect for my elbow replacement following an injury - all risks & expectations were fully explained including possible complications & outcomes. I was very impressed with the... Dr Favetto was very compassionate & informative about what to expect for my elbow replacement following an injury - all risks & expectations were fully explained including possible complications & outcomes. I was very impressed with the Dr’s experience & comfort with the procedure.

Linnette DeTienne

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

Anonymous

Awesome. Dr Donegan and his staff are caring and make the patient the #1 priority

Larry R

He is a excellent doctor.

Anonymous

Staff works amazingly to get you the help you need with concern with your pain . Thank you for everything.

Anonymous

Always nice, courteous and always explains things and listens to me.

Lisa Gabbard

Dr Favetto is one of my favorite doctors. He has excellent bedside manners. He takes time with his patients. He wants to make sure that you get the best care. I had a break at the elbow and torn ligaments in my thumb. After the elbow... Dr Favetto is one of my favorite doctors. He has excellent bedside manners. He takes time with his patients. He wants to make sure that you get the best care. I had a break at the elbow and torn ligaments in my thumb. After the elbow healed by hand required surgery from my fall so he performed carpal tunnel surgery. I feel very blessed to have a compassionate doctor. His staff is the best as well. Cudos to Bluegrass Orthopedics and Dr. Favetto!!!

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

I was very pleased with Dr. Favetto. He thoroughly explained the concerns I had and what my options were. The entire staff in the office was friendly and helpful. I was able to do the required paperwork ahead of time which expedited the... I was very pleased with Dr. Favetto. He thoroughly explained the concerns I had and what my options were. The entire staff in the office was friendly and helpful. I was able to do the required paperwork ahead of time which expedited the process once arriving at the office. The entire consultation, including images and treatment, was less than an hour. I have full confidence in Dr. Favetto’s skill and knowledge and can recommend him without reservation.

James Davidson

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. 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

Had my custom Conformis total knee replacement done at Bluegrass orthopaedics surgery center in 2015. Dr. Huff and his surgery staff did an absolutely awesome job with my outpatient surgery on my total knee. Since then I've also had two... Had my custom Conformis total knee replacement done at Bluegrass orthopaedics surgery center in 2015. Dr. Huff and his surgery staff did an absolutely awesome job with my outpatient surgery on my total knee. Since then I've also had two shoulder surgeries with Dr Huff. I believe with all my heart that Dr. Huff has unmatched skill as a orthopedic doctor! I drive 90 mi to see Dr Huff because there is no other doctor that cares for his patients as much as he does.

Doug Morris

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