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J. Martin Favetto, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

Location

Dr. Favetto is a hand surgeon and partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine in Argentina. He is board certified in orthopaedics and traumatology by the Ministry of Health and Social Action in Argentina. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Eva Peron Hospital in San Martin, Argentina. After relocating to Kentucky, Dr. Favetto completed a fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery in Kentucky. He continued at the Kleinert Institute as Senior Fellow and ultimately as Hand Scholar. Dr. Favetto is a teacher and lecturer in upper-extremity hand injuries and trauma with an emphasis on wrist and elbow arthroscopy.

Dr. Favetto was one of the chief surgeons on the transplant team that performed the first two of three human hand transplants in the United States.


Specialties

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Upper Extremity

Residency

  • Eva Peron Hospital - San Martin Argentina

Fellowship

  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Location
Details

3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm

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Wrist Fractures & Arm Pain

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When To Come In

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Treatment of Hand Injuries

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Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

Very thorough and took the time to answer all my questions.

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

Dr Favetto examined my swollen hand and treated it immediately providing me with pain relief and increased function.

Bonnie Gaunce

Dr Favetto has now done 2 surgery’s on me. One on each thumb joint replacement. I would highly recommend Dr Favetto for any type of hand surgery. He is a great Dr and a great person.

Charles Monroe

Impressive One of the best doctors I’ve ever been to. He gave me my diagnosis within minutes, but then proceeded to help me cope with the underlying causes of the issue. Very impressed.

Anonymous

I had a severely swollen and painful hand and after my family doctor called he got me in immediately and then also scheduled a followup a few days later. All while booked up and I didn't have more than 15 minutes wait. Excellent service... I had a severely swollen and painful hand and after my family doctor called he got me in immediately and then also scheduled a followup a few days later. All while booked up and I didn't have more than 15 minutes wait. Excellent service from all.

Randall Brashear

Wonderful with my 6 year old with a broken elbow. Couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Anonymous

They are great. Excellent communication between staff and doctor. Doctor Favetto is gentle, he explained all my options, and discussed all possible side effects aka problems that might occur with the type of surgery we are considering. They are great. Excellent communication between staff and doctor. Doctor Favetto is gentle, he explained all my options, and discussed all possible side effects aka problems that might occur with the type of surgery we are considering.

Linda

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is very professional, yet very down to earth. He was very thorough in explaining everything about my hand problems. Surgery went very smoothly. One of the best doctors I have ever been to

Anonymous

Dr Favetto was very compassionate & informative about what to expect for my elbow replacement following an injury - all risks & expectations were fully explained including possible complications & outcomes. I was very impressed with the... Dr Favetto was very compassionate & informative about what to expect for my elbow replacement following an injury - all risks & expectations were fully explained including possible complications & outcomes. I was very impressed with the Dr’s experience & comfort with the procedure.

Linnette DeTienne

Dr. Favetto was very personable and made sure he spent time with us and explained the treatment.

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

Very thorough in explaining every option and caring enough to offer the best for me. Very pleased with the staff and friendliness and cleanliness! Very thankful and pleased with how everything turned out! Looking forward to going back... Very thorough in explaining every option and caring enough to offer the best for me. Very pleased with the staff and friendliness and cleanliness! Very thankful and pleased with how everything turned out! Looking forward to going back for my return visit..😊

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