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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Dr. Favetto performed surgery on my left hand due to a tendon that snapped due to RA. The surgery went great and the tendon repaired. After great therapy at BGO and follow up visits with Dr. Favetto I have full use once again of my... Dr. Favetto performed surgery on my left hand due to a tendon that snapped due to RA. The surgery went great and the tendon repaired. After great therapy at BGO and follow up visits with Dr. Favetto I have full use once again of my hand. I have nothing but great things to say about BGO, from the surgical staff to the rehab department. Everyone is very friendly, caring and Dr. Favetto takes the time to answer any questions I have. Great place and I would highly recommend it for anyone .

Anonymous

Explains everything well. Compassionate and understanding. Seems concerned for his patients' welfare.

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I am from Bowling Green, Ky. I have seen Dr. O'Neill for a broken wrist and a joint replacement on the right long finger. I am very please with Dr. O'Neill work. My husband has also had a finger work on after a table saw accident. We... I am from Bowling Green, Ky. I have seen Dr. O'Neill for a broken wrist and a joint replacement on the right long finger. I am very please with Dr. O'Neill work. My husband has also had a finger work on after a table saw accident. We are very happy to have someone like Dr. O'Neill to help in case we need him. If anyone needs any kind of surgery you want go wrong if you check with his office. His staff is very nice also. The Davis' from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Larry and Linda Davis

Great bedside manner, professional, efficient and explained procedures where I could understand everything!

Timothy Conlin

He took his time with me to make sure I had a full understanding of my condition.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

I would recommend Dr. Favetto to anyone. He makes sure that you are taking care of yourself and has your best interest in mind. Very sincere, kind and takes the time to describe every issue. The office staff is kind , they work as a... I would recommend Dr. Favetto to anyone. He makes sure that you are taking care of yourself and has your best interest in mind. Very sincere, kind and takes the time to describe every issue. The office staff is kind , they work as a team. I feel lucky we chose his office.

Anonymous

Time and time again, Dr O’Neal proves to be a competent, and caring surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing reconstructive hand surgery or joint issues.

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

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

Very impressed. Wonderful bedside manner & straight forward. Took time to answer & explain all questions. Highly recommend! Worth the 2 1/2 hour drive.

Christin Mitchel

Excellent He is very kind, smart, caring. A great doctor and has a kind staff too.

Anonymous

Had s shot on my right thumb. Will eventually have to have surgery. I have been going to Dr O’Neil for many years

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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

So glad I went to Dr O'Neill for my hand surgery. I could not be more pleased. No one wants to have surgery, but when you have to, it's so great to have all your questions answered and have great results!

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