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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Bonnie Gaunce

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

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 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

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

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

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

When I knew right away that I had broken my wrist hiking, I called Dr Favetto’s office directly. He had successfully repaired a nasty elbow fracture three years earlier on my other arm. I am a satisfied repeat customer, although I... When I knew right away that I had broken my wrist hiking, I called Dr Favetto’s office directly. He had successfully repaired a nasty elbow fracture three years earlier on my other arm. I am a satisfied repeat customer, although I hope I do not make a habit of this. I like his manner, and I trust his skills.

Joanne Orr Johnson

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