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Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist in
Lexington, KY

Leading Shoulder Doctors
in Kentucky

Are you looking to stay active but worried about shoulder pain? The board-certified orthopedic experts at Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, KY, understand how upper extremity injuries can sideline you from the activities you love. Shoulder injuries are common for people who participate in recreational sports, perform repetitive tasks at work, or have experienced past trauma or injuries.

At the Bluegrass Orthopaedics based in Lexington, KY, our fellowship-trained specialists treat shoulder conditions such as:

At Bluegrass Orhopaedics, we cater to patients of all ages, from children to seniors, and can customize a treatment plan to suit each individual's needs. Explore our "Comeback Champions'' section to learn about some of our many success stories!


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What do I Do If I Need
Shoulder Surgery?

We specialize in addressing shoulder conditions at Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, KY. While some rotator cuff issues can be managed through non-surgical methods like activity modification, physical therapy, injections, and anti-inflammatory medications, surgical interventions may be necessary for others.

Our expert surgeons perform a variety of shoulder surgeries, including tendon transfers, fracture repairs, joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, instability surgeries, and arthroscopic procedures.

For patients with irreparable rotator cuff damage and limited overhead function, our team offers innovative solutions like reverse shoulder replacement, which can enhance the range of motion and alleviate pain. If you're experiencing shoulder discomfort, consult our experienced team to explore your treatment options. At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, our fellowship-trained shoulder specialists diagnose and treat various upper extremity conditions, serving the Lexington, KY community.

What are the Signs I Need
Shoulder Surgery?

  • Persistent pain that limits your daily activities
  • Difficulty lifting or reaching overhead
  • Weakness in the shoulder muscles
  • Instability or dislocation of the shoulder joint
  • Limited range of motion despite physical therapy and other interventions
Patients with rotator cuff problems can receive non-surgical treatment through activity modification, physical therapy, injections, and anti-inflammatory medication.

Our surgeons also provide surgical treatments for shoulder conditions, including tendon transfers, fracture work, joint replacement, rotator cuff and instability surgeries, and arthroscopic repairs. For patients with irreparable rotator cuff and loss of overhead function, reverse shoulder replacement is a viable option that can improve range of motion and eliminate pain.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Shoulder Surgery?


Our team of board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons will guide you through every step of your procedure and recovery process before your surgery. The recovery process after shoulder surgery varies for each patient. However, assuming no complications arise and you attend all your follow-up appointments and physical therapy sessions, patients must have met the complete recovery standards within six months to one year after their operation. During the first six weeks of post-operative recovery, you may need to wear a sling to immobilize the joint, which will help facilitate optimal healing.

Expert Shoulder Care with
Bluegrass Orthopaedics

Whether you're dealing with a rotator cuff injury, shoulder replacement, fracture repair, or instability, our fellowship-trained surgeons are equipped to offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. From children to seniors, we cater to patients of all ages, ensuring everyone receives the highest standard of care. Take the first step towards recovery by scheduling a consultation with our shoulder surgery specialists at Bluegrass Orthopaedics in Lexington, KY. Your comeback story starts here.

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Comeback Champion:
Sydney Parker

BGO's Champion patient comes from London, KY - Ms. Sydney Parker. Sydney is an animal lover, and was injured after a fall from her horse in October of 2018. She fractured and dislocated her elbow, which unfortunately led to surgery in October of 2018 - a complicated procedure that required an open reduction internal fixation as well as an ulnar nerve decompression and transposition. Sydney had fractured her trochlea, lateral condyle of her elbow, as well as her olecranon.

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Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my... Dr. Donegan was recommended to me by a fellow doctor and I was not disappointed. He expertly repaired the suprasinatus tendon in my shoulder and as a practicing chiropractor. My rotator cuff was very important in terms of continuing my career as a DC. Thank you Dr. Donegan and the entire BlueGrass Orthopedic staff !

Dr. Leo Boisvert

Dr. Donegan and entire staff are excellent. Will be recommending him anytime I can.

Anonymous

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.

Well pleased with my treatment by Dr. Donegan. Was very professional, courteous and explained my injury and treatment thoroughly. Would definitely recommend Dr. Donegan and Bluegrass Orthapedics to others.

Norma Overbey

This visit was a pleasure like those last year. Outstanding, and comfortable surgery with like new repairs this year. Highly, assured and confident in his expertise during a new and pending surgery. These comments from a Vietnam veteran. This visit was a pleasure like those last year. Outstanding, and comfortable surgery with like new repairs this year. Highly, assured and confident in his expertise during a new and pending surgery. These comments from a Vietnam veteran.

Anonymous

After reviewing more conservative options, my surgery and recovery went very smoothly. Dr. and staff were always prompt and on time for all office visits.

William Moore

Everyone was very concerned and polite. My Husband really enjoyed and liked the staff.

Della Taulbee

Would highly recommend Dr. Donegan. I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, and he really knew how to fix it correctly. This was my first ever surgery and he walked me through it with ease and made me feel comfortable. Throughout the... Would highly recommend Dr. Donegan. I tore my labrum in my right shoulder, and he really knew how to fix it correctly. This was my first ever surgery and he walked me through it with ease and made me feel comfortable. Throughout the recovery phase he really kept me in the loop with what I needed to do and answered all my questions. I have another surgery on my left shoulder, and I will be returning. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good shoulder surgeon.

Michael Latoof

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

Knowledgeable, personable, skilled.

Anonymous

I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my... I was referred to Dr. Donegan with a shoulder injury. He determined physical therapy would be more appropriate than surgery. I found Dr. Donegan to be very professional with a great personality. His care and consideration facilitated my efforts to resume a 'normal' level of physical activity.

Margaret LaFontaine

The office staff were ready for me as soon as I walked through the door. After I filled out some information, it was a couple of moments and I was told that he was ready to see me. I had to take an elevator to one floor up. As the doors... The office staff were ready for me as soon as I walked through the door. After I filled out some information, it was a couple of moments and I was told that he was ready to see me. I had to take an elevator to one floor up. As the doors opened, there stood a nurse to take me to a room. Dr. Donegan came in within a few mins. He was very nice, listened to me and looked me in the eye while I talked also, when he spoke. Dr. Donegan is wonderful along with his staff. Dr. Donegan is a FIVE Star!!

Anonymous

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

Y'all are so nice, courteous, and professional. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else, even though we live in Somerset. You've operated on me and my wife and we brag on you to everyone who asks where we had it done. Y'all are on top... Y'all are so nice, courteous, and professional. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else, even though we live in Somerset. You've operated on me and my wife and we brag on you to everyone who asks where we had it done. Y'all are on top of it all and we support you.

Don Gramling

Very patient oriented.

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