hand and wrist pain

Hand and Wrist

Our Hand
Surgeons and Therapists

Hand and wrist care is available at Bluegrass Orthopaedics for common problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, wrist and finger fractures, tendon injuries and tennis elbow. Many ailments can be treated in a non-surgical fashion, often using custom-splints, casts, cortisone injections and therapy.

Bluegrass Orthopaedics has two hand surgeons on staff - our physicians not only have the depth and scope of knowledge, but also the experience to treat complex upper extremity problems. Dr. Favetto and Dr. O'Neill were two of the chief surgeons on the transplant team that performed the first two of three human hand transplants in the United States.

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Hand Therapy Locations

Patients can go right from the doctor's office to the therapist's office to begin treatment. This service keeps patients from having to set up a separate visit or delayed care. The ease of referral and streamlined care is unparalleled, and it is usually not found in a less specialized practice. For the convenience of our patients, hand therapy is located at our main clinic on Richmond Rd. as well as at our Georgetown office.

Hand therapists are also an essential part of the Bluegrass Orthopaedics' care team. In addition to credentialing by state occupational therapy boards, we have medical professionals at Bluegrass Orthopaedics who are designated as certified hand therapists. This designation is based on experience and special training. All therapists participate in continuing education.

The diversity in fellowship training of Bluegrass Orthopaedics hand surgeons is impressive. Our physicians have trained at prestigious fellowship programs and they have brought this expertise to central Kentucky.

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He's a great dr. Short sweet and to the point. He's honest and truly cares about his patients.

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Great Dr!

Anonymous

Concise and convenient Quick appointment, good office interaction. Concise diagnosis & treatment options.

Anonymous

Excellent Doctor Been to three other doctors who acknowledged my arthritis and carpal tunnel. None offered any help. Dr Favetto understood my pain and how to help me.

Anonymous

Outstanding surgeon!!! I have been a patient of and worked with Dr. O'Neill's patients as a therapist in an independent practice for over 15 years and can tell you that he is one of the very best. I have also referred many patients,... Outstanding surgeon!!! I have been a patient of and worked with Dr. O'Neill's patients as a therapist in an independent practice for over 15 years and can tell you that he is one of the very best. I have also referred many patients, friends and family members to him, including my own spouse and children. I can assure you that you will receive the highest quality of care.

J.A.

I just love Dr. Oneil. I had surgery for carpal tunnel on both of my hands and I am now able to work every day painless and without visibility of my scars. This Dr. is the best. He has a heart of gold and the bed side manor it takes to... I just love Dr. Oneil. I had surgery for carpal tunnel on both of my hands and I am now able to work every day painless and without visibility of my scars. This Dr. is the best. He has a heart of gold and the bed side manor it takes to capture your trust. I would recommend him to everybody I know and dont know. He is the BEST!!!!

Donna R.

I had my second hand surgery under Dr Favetto. He is kind, caring and explains your issues well. This surgery was at BGO Surgery Center. I was cared for very well before and after my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr Favetto and... I had my second hand surgery under Dr Favetto. He is kind, caring and explains your issues well. This surgery was at BGO Surgery Center. I was cared for very well before and after my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr Favetto and his entire medical staff, both in his office and the surgery center. A very helpful and professional group of care givers!!

Sharon Rainwater

I was very satisfied with my visit with Dr. Favetto. His exam was thorough, and I understood the plan of care. He also picked up on symptoms other physicians have missed.

Anonymous

Excellent surgeon. Outstanding technical skills. Kind and compassionate.

Anonymous

Professional Exceptional at what he does. Great bedside manner and really cares about the patient. Helped put my son at ease before procedure. Highly recommend. Would definitely use again, if needed.

Anonymous

I would have to rate Dr. O'Neill as excellent. Not only is he competent, but very knowledgable. He did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand in 2009 and I have had NO residual numbness. I started having pain in my thumb joints in... I would have to rate Dr. O'Neill as excellent. Not only is he competent, but very knowledgable. He did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand in 2009 and I have had NO residual numbness. I started having pain in my thumb joints in November, 2015 and the pain remained constant. I saw Dr. O'Neill in May, 2016. He recommended injections and advised they may be painful. I had them in both thumbs and by the next day, I have no pain in my thumbs joints! I am extremely satisfied!

Jean Amburgey

Dr Favetto was very considerate during my visit. He wanted to try to every option before surgery. Which is a relief.

Anonymous

Helped me through my injury healing process from start to finish. Great with insurance Issues and just an overall great experience

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is simply the best. I have seen him off and on for at least 15 yrs. I first saw him after a complicated hand fracture when he was with Kleinert and Kutz. I later followed him to Bluegrass Ortho. Now he is treating my trigger... Dr. Favetto is simply the best. I have seen him off and on for at least 15 yrs. I first saw him after a complicated hand fracture when he was with Kleinert and Kutz. I later followed him to Bluegrass Ortho. Now he is treating my trigger fingers. He also operated on my son's left hand about 5 years ago (who is a violinist in the Cleveland Orchestra). My family loves Dr Favetto and won't stop anywhere until we get to him for any hand problems that come up. I also refer any patient of mine who has a complicated hand or arm problem to him.

Anonymous

Dr. O'Neill has preformed CMC arthroplasties on both of my thumb joints. I am completely satisfied with the results and frequently recommend him to friends, co-workers and family.

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