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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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 had a wonderful experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful, dr favetto was very sincere and precise making me feel comfortable

Anonymous

Dr O'Neill has performed hand surgery on me. I am so pleased with the results. All my questions were answered, alternatives discussed. I have recommended friends and family to him, and they recommend him to their friends and family. One... Dr O'Neill has performed hand surgery on me. I am so pleased with the results. All my questions were answered, alternatives discussed. I have recommended friends and family to him, and they recommend him to their friends and family. One of the true treasures of the Lexington medical community!

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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

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

Dr. Favetto was quick yet thorough in explaining the fracture in my hand. I appreciated the explanation of the healing process since this is the first break I've ever had.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Great care Excellent professional practices,, well pleased with my experience with Dr. O’Neill!

Anonymous

Great orthopedic surgeon. I think Dr. Donegan is a great Orthopedic Surgeon. He treated me with respect and kindness. I truly like him and think he is wonderful.

Anonymous

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.

Excellent Doctor & team

Anonymous

Great! Listens, explains, kind-everything you need when you’re suffering! He’s fixed several broken hands and both wrists for me-surgery and plate on one-couldn’t be happier! Highly recommend!

Linda Stephenson

I had the carpal tunnel surgery 8-26 on my right hand with 3 finger tendon releases. Everything went smoothly, so about 10 weeks later I had the left hand done, and was happy with the outcome.

Anonymous

You are the focus of his attention while he is in the room with you. He explains everything in detail, even using drawings where indicated.

Anonymous

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

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