a physician headshot

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

Rehabilitation
Protocols

We Can Help
With What You Need

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
exterior of medical building

Dr. Denehy Discusses Knee and Hip Replacements

Great surgeon and very good explaining things. Takes time with patients.

Jim

Dr. Denehy is 5 stars for sure- Skilled surgeon, interested and caring I would highly recommend him

Ann Banks

I’m so glad I chose Dr Denehy! My hip replacement went great and five days later, I’m walking really well with just a cane, mostly. He is so knowledgeable and personable to boot! I have a history of blood clots and even though I... I’m so glad I chose Dr Denehy! My hip replacement went great and five days later, I’m walking really well with just a cane, mostly. He is so knowledgeable and personable to boot! I have a history of blood clots and even though I tried to talk him into just taking aspirin after surgery, he insisted on my taking Eliquis. Good thing, because even on that RX, I began to develop a clot in my leg. He responded appropriately and I won’t argue with him again! He was100% right! I highly recommend him!

Dale Mateyoke

Getting appointment was within a couple weeks, so it was timely. Staff was friendly. Office was bright, clean. I was called back before I could finish my paperwork. Nursing staff, radiology , and bracing staff all pleasant. Dr arrived... Getting appointment was within a couple weeks, so it was timely. Staff was friendly. Office was bright, clean. I was called back before I could finish my paperwork. Nursing staff, radiology , and bracing staff all pleasant. Dr arrived timely to room. Dr very personable, listeners and explained case well, had good bedside mannerisms, didn't rush. Explained stays thoroughly. Explained plan of care answer questions. Would recommend.

Tammy Cole

I'm very impressed with my visit with Dr. Denehey. Not only am i completely comfortable with moving forward with the care of my issues, im overjoyed. Was going to another Dr. And 10 months later nothing being done for me but tests. One... I'm very impressed with my visit with Dr. Denehey. Not only am i completely comfortable with moving forward with the care of my issues, im overjoyed. Was going to another Dr. And 10 months later nothing being done for me but tests. One visit with Dr. Denehey and i know I'm going to get the best care! I not only highly recommend him, I have seen other Dr's there also , They are all the best Ive ever seen. And I've seen allot of Dr's! I won't go anywhere else now! The whole staff is Amazing.

Anonymous

I liked the clear, direct and concise approach. I liked the fact that there was no hand wringing ‘oh, you poor thing’. It is surgery, nothing more nothing less. The doctor is confident, a good thing, and offered great insight into... I liked the clear, direct and concise approach. I liked the fact that there was no hand wringing ‘oh, you poor thing’. It is surgery, nothing more nothing less. The doctor is confident, a good thing, and offered great insight into the technology and materials to be used in the replacement.

Anonymous

Great physician and very knowledgeable!!!

Tiffany W.

Did a great job on my knee replacement, my scarr looks great too. What i really loved was he goes the extra mile if needed in certain situations as i needed with physical therapy.

Sharon m

This place is amazing!!! I have always had great experiences coming to see Dr. D. From the staff all the way up to the dr, they always treated me like family. The surgery center treats you in the kindest way, to make sure your surgery... This place is amazing!!! I have always had great experiences coming to see Dr. D. From the staff all the way up to the dr, they always treated me like family. The surgery center treats you in the kindest way, to make sure your surgery isn't stressful. Thank you to all the staff in the building I dealt with for making my visits so great.

Ellen Ketron-Hamilton

Listen to you. Explains everything and will answer your question. Very nice doctor

Anonymous

Ortho nurse I have worked in orthopaedics for over 34 years and would recommend without hesitation! He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and truly listens! Highly recommend!

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 was so professional. He is an superb surgeon! I would and do recommend his services to anyone that needs hip surgery. There are no words to describe his perfection!

Anonymous

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

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