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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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Great Dr!

Anonymous

A wonderful doctor with a great staff. Dr. Favetto has performed two different surgeries on me and I would most highly recommend.

Anonymous

Dr Favetto is a very thorough, passionate and professional doctor. He and his staff are great!

Karen

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

Best hand doctor Dr. Favetto is prepared to handle the most complex of hand procedures and pays attention to the smallest details. He is well respected by his medical peers who unanimously recommend him. He explains all procedures... Best hand doctor Dr. Favetto is prepared to handle the most complex of hand procedures and pays attention to the smallest details. He is well respected by his medical peers who unanimously recommend him. He explains all procedures completely and leaves the decisions up to you. Sometimes you have to wait for your appointment because an emergency has arisen, but one must remember one's own emergency that brought one to his office in the first place, and it is well worth the wait.

Anonymous

Exceptional at what he does. Really helped put my son at ease before procedure. Will save his contact info if needed in future. Highly recommend!

Anonymous

He took his time with me to make sure I had a full understanding of my condition.

Anonymous

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

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

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 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.

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

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

He operated on my husbands hand and was so great about communicating and making sure we felt comfortable. We really enjoyed working with him and would recommend him.

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is extremely knowledgeable in his craft. He explained things to me in language a layperson could understand. I will wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone!

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