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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
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm
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

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

Bonnie Gaunce

Very thorough in explaining every option and caring enough to offer the best for me. Very pleased with the staff and friendliness and cleanliness! Very thankful and pleased with how everything turned out! Looking forward to going back... Very thorough in explaining every option and caring enough to offer the best for me. Very pleased with the staff and friendliness and cleanliness! Very thankful and pleased with how everything turned out! Looking forward to going back for my return visit..😊

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

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

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

Anonymous

They are great. Excellent communication between staff and doctor. Doctor Favetto is gentle, he explained all my options, and discussed all possible side effects aka problems that might occur with the type of surgery we are considering. They are great. Excellent communication between staff and doctor. Doctor Favetto is gentle, he explained all my options, and discussed all possible side effects aka problems that might occur with the type of surgery we are considering.

Linda

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

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

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

Very thorough and took the time to answer all my questions.

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

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

I had a wonderful experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful, dr favetto was very sincere and precise making me feel comfortable

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 .

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