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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

Recommended Watching

Wrist Fractures & Arm Pain

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When To Come In

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Treatment of Hand Injuries

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Dr. Favetto is very caring and has given me a new lease on life because of my successful shoulder surgery. His after-care style is most professional and compassionate. I would trust him with my life anytime!

Sister Angie Keil

Martha Stone Everyone was very nice and took care of my problem, broken bone in hand. the office people are so polite.

Anonymous

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended!

Anonymous

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

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

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

Dr Favetto, Evaluated my thumb pain and confirmed the diagnosis that I had received from two other Drs. He was compassionate and informative. Gave me the options and did not push surgery. I highly recommend Dr Favetto!

Billy Hayes

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

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

Anonymous

Awesome knowledge and bedside manner. Really took the time and explained things to me. Have gone to three other doctors about my arthritis in my neck and thumb and carpal tunnel in both my wrists and no one offered a plan to help me. He... Awesome knowledge and bedside manner. Really took the time and explained things to me. Have gone to three other doctors about my arthritis in my neck and thumb and carpal tunnel in both my wrists and no one offered a plan to help me. He understood my pain, why it was happening and how to fix it.

NG

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

He is the best! I’m completely satisfied with my bilateral knee replacement that was done in 2001. Yesterday I had X-rays and my knees are still perfect! He has a compassionate bedside manner and takes a keen interest in his patients. He is the best! I’m completely satisfied with my bilateral knee replacement that was done in 2001. Yesterday I had X-rays and my knees are still perfect! He has a compassionate bedside manner and takes a keen interest in his patients.

Thelma Sue Hamm

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.

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