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

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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When To Come In

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Treatment of Hand Injuries

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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

Great! I was in a great deal of pain. The office got me in quickly. My wrist was pinned, plated and well done. Thank you for a delightful 5 star experience.

Mary

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

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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

I recently took my daughter there to see Dr. Favetto, needless to say, his staff-all the way from registration, to nurses/assistants and the doctor himself, were very kind and respectful.

Christina A Brown

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

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is amazing. I walked into his office in pain and walked out pain free. He completely explained my condition and my options so that I could make an informed decision. I chose a steroid shot for my hand and it worked miracles.... Dr. Favetto is amazing. I walked into his office in pain and walked out pain free. He completely explained my condition and my options so that I could make an informed decision. I chose a steroid shot for my hand and it worked miracles. He also told me that the length of the pain relief would differ from patient to patient and that would further help me to decide if I wanted to have surgery for the arthritis. I highly recommend Dr. Favetto and I will continue to see him if I have further issues.

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