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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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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

Gave me my life back! The best in quality care and reconstructive surgery. I couldn't have asked for a kinder, more professional or caring doctor. I'm so thankful I was referred to Dr. Denehy and his team at Central Baptist. Highest of... Gave me my life back! The best in quality care and reconstructive surgery. I couldn't have asked for a kinder, more professional or caring doctor. I'm so thankful I was referred to Dr. Denehy and his team at Central Baptist. Highest of recommendations for him and the entire staff.

Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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 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

Was well pleased with Bluegrass Orthopedics. The physicians are wonderful as well as the staff! I would definitely recommend them.

Dorothy

Excellent experience. I’m not quite 2 months out of a revision on my left knee (2nd revision following botched surgeries by 2 Louisville orthopedists). I can’t say enough good things about how good Dr. Denehy is. He listens and is... Excellent experience. I’m not quite 2 months out of a revision on my left knee (2nd revision following botched surgeries by 2 Louisville orthopedists). I can’t say enough good things about how good Dr. Denehy is. He listens and is very concerned with the patients wellbeing. After having 2 other surgeons mess up my knee, I’m very appreciative that Dr. Denehy fixed their mistakes.

Jennifer Young

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

Would highly recommend for knee issues! Very through & extremely helpful in diagnosis & treatment!

Pat taylor

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

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

Very thorough in explaining procedure of surgery, he's kind and most compassionate. Each visit he takes the time to explain the progress and condition of your healing process . Highly recommended surgeon and fine person . Very thorough in explaining procedure of surgery, he's kind and most compassionate. Each visit he takes the time to explain the progress and condition of your healing process . Highly recommended surgeon and fine person .

Betsi McCullough