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
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.
Becky Sullivan, PA-C
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!
- 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
- Drexel University College of Medicine
- Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA
- University of Louisville - Hip and Knee Adult Reconstruction
- Baptist Health
- St. Joseph East
- Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center
Mako Robot Webinar
Dr. Denehy Discusses Hip Replacements
BGO & BSSC Welcomes the Mako™ Robot
Highly recommend Dr. Denehy's clear, concise explanation of what to expect from a knee replacement. He answered all questions from both of us.
I had knee revision surgery in September 2018. Dr Denehy is wonderful
Dr. Denehy makes me feel like I am his only patient I appreciate the individual attention from all of you
Surgery on 3/6/19. Very attentive to your needs. Post op follow up was very good
Dr. Denehy listened to me and gave me answers to my questions.
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!
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!!
dr. Denehy listens to what you have to say and ask he has a great bed side manner .
He is a very professional and caring doctor. He takes the time to listen to you and I really appreciate that in a doctor
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.
My visit was great. Loved the doctor and all the staff