a physician headshot

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

Location

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.

an image involving small holding man

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!

a woman smiling for the camera

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

a person posing for the camera

Dr. Denehy Discusses Hip Replacements

a man smiling for the camera

BGO & BSSC Welcomes the Mako™ Robot

a person wearing a costume


a man shaking hands with another man

We Can Help
With What You Need

I highly recommend Dr. Kevin M. Denehy with Bluegrass Orthopaedics. He seemed to care about me and he had a lot of patience with me and he answered all of my questions prior to doing my surgery which was a total right knee arthroplasty.... I highly recommend Dr. Kevin M. Denehy with Bluegrass Orthopaedics. He seemed to care about me and he had a lot of patience with me and he answered all of my questions prior to doing my surgery which was a total right knee arthroplasty. I don't have anything negative to say because my experience with Dr. Denehy with Bluegrass Orthopaedics has all been positive!!!

Kathleen C.

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

Anonymous

Excellent doctor—very personable and knowledgeable. Office setting nice, clean

Anonymous

He repaired my wifes broken leg bone fracture with stainless steel and 6 or 7 screws and did an amazing job. great guy to talk to ,very concerned about patients healing process and their general health,will recomend him to every one.... He repaired my wifes broken leg bone fracture with stainless steel and 6 or 7 screws and did an amazing job. great guy to talk to ,very concerned about patients healing process and their general health,will recomend him to every one. Other surgens also would use him if they needed surgery

Anonymous

Dr. Denehy listened to me and gave me answers to my questions.

Patricia Waggener

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

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

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

I had knee revision surgery in September 2018. Dr Denehy is wonderful

Anonymous

Magnificent

Lilith

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

Ann Banks

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

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

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

Anonymous

We can not say enough good things about Dr. Kevin M. Denehy, and his staff. Not only is Dr. Denehy an outstanding surgeon but he has an amazing bedside manner. We went to see if after consulting another surgeon and liked what he had to... We can not say enough good things about Dr. Kevin M. Denehy, and his staff. Not only is Dr. Denehy an outstanding surgeon but he has an amazing bedside manner. We went to see if after consulting another surgeon and liked what he had to say. My mother needed a full knee replacement at 85 years old. I was concerned with her being put under general anesthesia due to complications for someone her age. Dr. Denehy suggested a spinal which was the perfect solution! The other surgeon stated my mother would have to go to rehab for two weeks, Dr. Denehy said she could go home as long as someone stayed with her for 48 hours. He is concerned with possible infection at a rehab. The nurses at Baptist raved about him, said he had the lowest infection rate in the hospital and they would recommend him for their family. Anyway, 9 weeks post opt, my 85-year-old mother has completely recovered and no longer needs to do physical therapy. 2 weeks post-op she could walk without her walker

Laura Palazzolo