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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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3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm
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My visit was great. Loved the doctor and all the staff

Anonymous

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

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

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

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

Anonymous

Kind and pleasant. Explain my choices . Listen to my concerns and addressed them .

Mona Lisa Smith

Awesome. Very informative.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

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

I had my surgery on the 4th of Dec 18 on my right knee with a total knee replacement and now I'm having total knee replacement on my left knee on the 14 of Feb. 19. I would highly recommend Dr. Denehy.

Gudrun

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

Ann Banks

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

Pat taylor

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

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