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Kevin M. Denehy, M.D.
Hip and Knee Specialist

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

Jim

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

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

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

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

Surgery on 3/6/19. Very attentive to your needs. Post op follow up was very good

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

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

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

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

Dr. Denehy was just wonderful! He acted like he had all the time in world to be with me. His clinic runs like a well oiled machine! I was only in the waiting room for less than 10 minutes. Support staff were very friendly and helpful! Dr. Denehy was just wonderful! He acted like he had all the time in world to be with me. His clinic runs like a well oiled machine! I was only in the waiting room for less than 10 minutes. Support staff were very friendly and helpful!

Anonymous

Dr Denehy is very knowledgeable. He takes time with each patient, and explains everything in a way that you can understand. He and his nurse will answer phone calls promptly and take care of your needs.

Janet

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

Anonymous

How Doctor Care Should Be! very kind and considerate listen to my concern and issues explain xray to me discussed treatment plan

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