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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

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

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

Anonymous

Dr. Denehy's expertise and compassion were very much in evidence. Extremely pleased with his work and it's outcome. Highly recommend him!

Anonymous

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 feel so grateful to have Dr Denehy on my wellness "team" - he is a brilliant surgeon and a fine and compassionate human being. I have recently had one hip replacement surgery with the other to be performed soon. I am so thankful to... I feel so grateful to have Dr Denehy on my wellness "team" - he is a brilliant surgeon and a fine and compassionate human being. I have recently had one hip replacement surgery with the other to be performed soon. I am so thankful to have Dr Denehy as my surgeon The first hip replacement surgery was uneventful and I expect the 2nd to be the equivalent I highly recommend Dr Denehy and actually have referred several friends

Ann Banks

Kind and pleasant. Explain my choices . Listen to my concerns and addressed them .

Mona Lisa Smith

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

Easy to talk to and very good at explaining what suppose to happen and what did happen. When you talk to him he listen to your concerns. I would recommend Dr. Denehy to anybody.

Anonymous

We can not say enough good things about Dr. Kevin M. Denehy, and his staff. Not only is Dr. Denehy an outstanding surgeon but he has an amazing bedside manner. We went to see if after consulting another surgeon and liked what he had to... We can not say enough good things about Dr. Kevin M. Denehy, and his staff. Not only is Dr. Denehy an outstanding surgeon but he has an amazing bedside manner. We went to see if after consulting another surgeon and liked what he had to say. My mother needed a full knee replacement at 85 years old. I was concerned with her being put under general anesthesia due to complications for someone her age. Dr. Denehy suggested a spinal which was the perfect solution! The other surgeon stated my mother would have to go to rehab for two weeks, Dr. Denehy said she could go home as long as someone stayed with her for 48 hours. He is concerned with possible infection at a rehab. The nurses at Baptist raved about him, said he had the lowest infection rate in the hospital and they would recommend him for their family. Anyway, 9 weeks post opt, my 85-year-old mother has completely recovered and no longer needs to do physical therapy. 2 weeks post-op she could walk without her walker

Laura Palazzolo

Perfectionist I just had a total hip replacement and I highly recommend Dr. Denehy! He listens well, he has excellent bedside manner, and I feel like he is a real perfectionist! I am ecstatic with my outcome.

Anonymous

I had a wonderful appointment with Dr Denehy! He was very kind and patient! Spent time talking with me about my situation! I would highly recommend him!

Bette Corum

Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy. Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy.

Anonymous

Dr Denehy was very professional and explained what he was doing and how the treatment would affect my condition. He was straight forward on what the future might hold regarding treatment and what time frame we were looking at. I would... Dr Denehy was very professional and explained what he was doing and how the treatment would affect my condition. He was straight forward on what the future might hold regarding treatment and what time frame we were looking at. I would highly recommend him

Nancy Moore

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

Anonymous

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

Very kind compassionate takes his time talking to you explaing the procedure he recommends and why was not rushed at all. His clinical assistant Lindsay Howard is such a help ways ready to help in any way and so personable. So sweet. Very kind compassionate takes his time talking to you explaing the procedure he recommends and why was not rushed at all. His clinical assistant Lindsay Howard is such a help ways ready to help in any way and so personable. So sweet.

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