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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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Dr Favetto has done excellent work on my Husbands crushed Elbow. He is very professional, informative,& attentive. And he has excellent bedside manner. He has been a blessing to us. We are very thankful for him .

Harold Lockard( Marsha)

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

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

Dr Favetto is a very thorough, passionate and professional doctor. He and his staff are great!

Karen

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

He is an excellent doctor. He takes the time to talk to you and explains what your condition is and planned treatment.

Anonymous

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

I always feel like Dr. Donegan has my best interest at heart. He takes the time to explain, details of my condition, what route we should take for the most harmonious outcome.

Velma Burton

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

Dr. Donegan takes his time with you and makes you feel like he is your family. I wouldn't go any where else.

Sherry H.

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

Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.

Anonymous

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

Larry R

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

One of the best. Thank you for all you done!

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