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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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Lilith

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

Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy. Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy.

Anonymous

Thorough exam. Attentive listener. Conservative approach with input from patient. Competent and personable. I highly recommend Dr Denehy.

Anonymous

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

Kathleen little

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

Dorothy

3 weeks in from right knee replacement & thing couldn't be going any better. Dr. Denehy is not only a great surgeon but a kind & gentle soul who obviously cares deeply about the well being of his patients. I can't recommend his strongly... 3 weeks in from right knee replacement & thing couldn't be going any better. Dr. Denehy is not only a great surgeon but a kind & gentle soul who obviously cares deeply about the well being of his patients. I can't recommend his strongly enough, A+!!!

John Waggoner

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

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

Anonymous

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

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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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.

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