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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

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Pat taylor

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

Kathleen little

Great physician and very knowledgeable!!!

Tiffany W.

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

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

Very kind compassionate takes his time talking to you explaing the procedure he recommends and why was not rushed at all. His clinical assistant Lindsay Howard is such a help ways ready to help in any way and so personable. So sweet. Very kind compassionate takes his time talking to you explaing the procedure he recommends and why was not rushed at all. His clinical assistant Lindsay Howard is such a help ways ready to help in any way and so personable. So sweet.

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

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

Did a great job on my knee replacement, my scarr looks great too. What i really loved was he goes the extra mile if needed in certain situations as i needed with physical therapy.

Sharon m

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 replaced my knee,and I couldn't be happier. Great job, great people, great dr.

Anonymous