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Kevin M. Denehy, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

Dr. Denehy earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2012. He went on to complete his postgraduate residency training in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He concluded his training with a hip and knee adult reconstruction fellowship at the University of Louisville. He is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and International Congress on Joint Reconstruction.

Dr. Denehy is an expert in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. He utilizes the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, allowing for a quicker recovery with less muscle damage. Many of his total knee patients are candidates for a quadriceps-sparing (subvastus) approach that allows for a quicker return to function. When indicated, he also uses a cementless knee replacement, which utilizes the latest technology of 3-D printing to create a surface for your own bone to grow into the implant. With this biological bond, there is less risk of loosening from cement break down, which is a possibility with many other implants.

Dr. Denehy has also had extensive training in complex hip and knee revision surgery, including infection, instability, and early loosening. He has authored numerous papers, and made presentations national meetings on the latest advancements in orthopedics.


Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted 
Knee Replacement

Part of Dr. Denehy's fellowship training focused on robotic assisted total knee replacement at one of the first centers in the country to perform the procedures. He has performed over 100 robotic-assisted total replacements, many more than any other orthopedic surgeon in the Lexington area. He has presented and published data on this technology that demonstrates its tremendous benefits to patients. The robotic-assisted knee replacement allows for exact sizing, implant positioning, and ligamentous balancing. This results in less muscle damage and soft tissue release, decreased postoperative pain, and improved postoperative function and patient satisfaction.

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Becky Sullivan, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Becky Sullivan PA-C is originally from New England and has lived in Lexington over 25 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish at the University of Kentucky. Becky worked in the pharmaceutical industry for Roche Laboratories/Genentech for 16 years. 5 years ago, she received her Master's degree in Physician Assistant studies at the University of Kentucky. Becky's background is in neurosurgery and multiple surgical sub-specialties at Baptist Health Lexington.

She has a son who currently lives in Los Angeles and a daughter who is at Lexington Catholic. She loves running, skiing, the Patriots and the Red Sox!

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Specialties

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture Repair & Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive (Subvastus/Quad-Sparing) Knee Replacement
  • Cementless Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Hip & Knee Replacement

Medical Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine

Residency

  • Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

  • University of Louisville - Hip and Knee Adult Reconstruction

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baptist Health
  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

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Physician Videos

Mako Robot Webinar

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Dr. Denehy Discusses Hip Replacements

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BGO & BSSC Welcomes the Mako™ Robot

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Highly recommend Dr. Denehy's clear, concise explanation of what to expect from a knee replacement. He answered all questions from both of us.

Anonymous

I had knee revision surgery in September 2018. Dr Denehy is wonderful

Anonymous

Dr. Denehy makes me feel like I am his only patient I appreciate the individual attention from all of you

Anonymous

Surgery on 3/6/19. Very attentive to your needs. Post op follow up was very good

Anonymous

Highly recommend Dr. Kevin Denehey! I've seen allot of Dr's over the years, and extremely happy I accidentally found all the Dr's at Bluegrass Orthopedics. Ive been out of work for 11 months and Drs i was seeing have still not helped me... Highly recommend Dr. Kevin Denehey! I've seen allot of Dr's over the years, and extremely happy I accidentally found all the Dr's at Bluegrass Orthopedics. Ive been out of work for 11 months and Drs i was seeing have still not helped me just allot of tests. In just 3 months ive been to 3 of the Drs and getting answers and treatment. Couldn't be more impressed with every one there! The whole staff is Amazing!

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Dr. Denehy listened to me and gave me answers to my questions.

Patricia Waggener

Awesome Orthopaedics Doctor Dr. Denehy took time to talk to me. He explained the need for surgery and answered all my questions, he did not seem rushed to leave the room. He did my hip revision, I would not want to see another... Awesome Orthopaedics Doctor Dr. Denehy took time to talk to me. He explained the need for surgery and answered all my questions, he did not seem rushed to leave the room. He did my hip revision, I would not want to see another orthopedic physician

Anonymous

I had hip replacement surgery this morning and have been so pleased with Dr. Denehy in every way. He is excellent in all categories, and I will highly recommend him. Five stars!

Dale Mateyoke

It was wonderful! I had a total hip replacement December 5th. I have already been dismissed from physical therapy and feel great. I highly recommend Dr. Denehy!!

Paulette Snowden

He repaired my wifes broken leg bone fracture with stainless steel and 6 or 7 screws and did an amazing job. great guy to talk to ,very concerned about patients healing process and their general health,will recomend him to every one.... He repaired my wifes broken leg bone fracture with stainless steel and 6 or 7 screws and did an amazing job. great guy to talk to ,very concerned about patients healing process and their general health,will recomend him to every one. Other surgens also would use him if they needed surgery

Anonymous

dr. Denehy listens to what you have to say and ask he has a great bed side manner .

Anonymous

3 weeks in from right knee replacement & thing couldn't be going any better. Dr. Denehy is not only a great surgeon but a kind & gentle soul who obviously cares deeply about the well being of his patients. I can't recommend his strongly... 3 weeks in from right knee replacement & thing couldn't be going any better. Dr. Denehy is not only a great surgeon but a kind & gentle soul who obviously cares deeply about the well being of his patients. I can't recommend his strongly enough, A+!!!

John Waggoner

He is a very professional and caring doctor. He takes the time to listen to you and I really appreciate that in a doctor

Anonymous

I highly recommend Dr. Denehy. His kind and caring manner and his expertise for the anterior hip surgery are wonderful. His staff is also friendly and extremely helpful.

Anonymous

My visit was great. Loved the doctor and all the staff

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