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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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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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Highly recommend Dr. Denehy's clear, concise explanation of what to expect from a knee replacement. He answered all questions from both of us.

Anonymous

Awesome. Very informative.

Anonymous

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

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

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

Anonymous

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

Jim

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

Patricia Waggener

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

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

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

I've just had a first visit with Dr. Denehy but was very impressed as he just made me feel very comfortable and was willing to take time with me. At some point in time I'll need new knees so it was important to feel comfortable. In the... I've just had a first visit with Dr. Denehy but was very impressed as he just made me feel very comfortable and was willing to take time with me. At some point in time I'll need new knees so it was important to feel comfortable. In the meantime he injected both knees and I can actually walk for the first time in over a month. Thank you Dr. Denehy.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Ann Banks

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