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

Dr. Favetto is a 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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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

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

Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Anonymous

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

My daughter had a broken arm and he explained everything thoroughly about surgery and healing, and the surgeries were a success

Anonymous

Helped me through my injury healing process from start to finish. Great with insurance Issues and just an overall great experience

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I... Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I would and have highly recommended him to anyone needing better health with their shoulders. God bless him in his very caring manner with his patients! Sister Angie Keil

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

Dr. Favetto is very knowledgeable about his area of expertise. He explained things very carefully and in a kind manner. I would recommend his services to anyone who is having trouble with any hand issue.

Anonymous

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