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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 specialized training in cutting-edge hip arthroscopy techniques, including labral repair and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement. An emerging field in orthopedics, hip arthroscopy allows for repair of structures inside the hip joint through very small portals. This has the potential to delay and possibly prevent progression to arthritis and the requisite hip replacement surgery.

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. Only 25-30 surgeons across the country have performed similar volume. 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.

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.


Specialties

  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture Repair and Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy (Labral Repair, Femoroacetabular Impingement-FAI)
  • Minimally Invasive (Subvastus/Quad-Sparing) Knee Replacement
  • Cementless Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Hip Replacement
  • Complex Revision 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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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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Dr. Denehy Discusses Knee and Hip Replacements

I had my surgery on the 4th of Dec 18 on my right knee with a total knee replacement and now I'm having total knee replacement on my left knee on the 14 of Feb. 19. I would highly recommend Dr. Denehy.

Gudrun

I just had a total hip replacement and could not be happier with Dr. Denehy! I feel like he is a real perfectionist in his work and I had an excellent outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I was also very pleased with his... I just had a total hip replacement and could not be happier with Dr. Denehy! I feel like he is a real perfectionist in his work and I had an excellent outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I was also very pleased with his bedside manner and how well I feel like he listened and communicated with me.

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

This office is very professional and caring about their patients. Dr. Denehy helped to to understand my issues and how to resolve the issues.

Julie B Duncan

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

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

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

The office was very helpful and nice. Everyone , nurses technicians and Dr Denehy was easy to talk to and understand . Would highly recommend Bluegrass Orthopedic

Anonymous

He is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He listens to what you have need of and gets to the root of the problem. I had a doctor before him for 4 years that just simply didn’t care about what my problem was and could have cared... He is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He listens to what you have need of and gets to the root of the problem. I had a doctor before him for 4 years that just simply didn’t care about what my problem was and could have cared less about me being in pain. Dr Denehy got to the root of the problem and helped me and was very compassionate about my pain and was bothering me and did surgery on me and took care of me. I love him he is a wonderful man and doctor I would recommend him to anyone.

Faith Mcknight

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

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

Patricia Waggener

I've just had a first visit with Dr. Denehy but was very impressed as he just made me feel very comfortable and was willing to take time with me. At some point in time I'll need new knees so it was important to feel comfortable. In the... I've just had a first visit with Dr. Denehy but was very impressed as he just made me feel very comfortable and was willing to take time with me. At some point in time I'll need new knees so it was important to feel comfortable. In the meantime he injected both knees and I can actually walk for the first time in over a month. Thank you Dr. Denehy.

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!

Anonymous

Dr Denehy is very knowledgeable about hip replacement and explained the procedure so I understood the process and risks. He answered all my questions and helped me feel better about my decision regarding hip replacement. I appreciate... Dr Denehy is very knowledgeable about hip replacement and explained the procedure so I understood the process and risks. He answered all my questions and helped me feel better about my decision regarding hip replacement. I appreciate the time he took with me during my consultation appointment.

Robert Alexander

Dr Denehy is an awesome Dr. Has a wonderful bedside manner and is great with his patients.

Kathleen little