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Total Joint

TOTAL JOINT
REPLACEMENT

Our joint replacement team is trained in the latest techniques and treatment options for total joint care and replacement. Although hips and knees are the most common joints replaced, we also specialize in other joint replacements, such as the shoulder. Our highly trained orthopaedic surgeons perform hundreds of total hip, knee, and shoulder replacements a year with excellent outcomes. There are many types of implants and recommendations are based on several factors including weight, age, and activity level. Your surgeon will discuss the best type of joint implant for you prior to surgery.

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Most important is how a patient's activity and physical functioning improve after treatment. Our surgeons incorporate the latest technology advancements into their practice, including the use of smaller incisions and new, longer-lasting artificial components, when appropriate, making possible a faster and less painful recovery. Our on-site physical therapists, who work hand-in-hand with our physicians, are available to you to complete your recovery process. Using the best available science, our physical therapists will work diligently to get you back to enjoying the activities you love.

When other methods of treating pain and loss of motion have been exhausted, joint replacement may be the best hope for long-term improvement. Dramatic advances in procedures and devices used to repair and replace joints may now bring extreme relief to those who suffer from chronic pain.

ROBOT-ASSISTED 
KNEE REPLACEMENT

At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, our knee specialists Dr. Kevin Denehy, Dr. Greg D'Angelo, Dr. Wallace Huff, and Dr. Owen McGonigle are now performing knee replacements using the Mako robotic-arm assisted technology at the Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center. Robotic-assisted surgery requires advanced training and certification. It provides additional precision, less soft-tissue trauma, less post-operative pain, potentially quicker recovery, better knee function, and improved patient satisfaction.

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Comeback Champion
Joe Duff

Bluegrass Orthopaedics is proud to acknowledge our Comeback Champion - Mr. Joe Duff. Mr. Duff has been active his entire life, including competing in water skiing events! He is a spry 86 year old and wanted to be sure to get out on the lake this summer. He had injections in the past with some benefit, but he was determined to live an active lifestyle, and a knee replacement would be needed to ensure that.

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

Anonymous

Helped me through my injury healing process from start to finish. Great with insurance Issues and just an overall great experience

Anonymous

I saw Dr.Balthrop for a knee injection. I have had two previous knee injections elsewhere that were horribly painful !!!! So I was dreading today so bad. I Literally never felt a thing . It was no pain at all. He is very professional... I saw Dr.Balthrop for a knee injection. I have had two previous knee injections elsewhere that were horribly painful !!!! So I was dreading today so bad. I Literally never felt a thing . It was no pain at all. He is very professional and caring yet very down to earth. I've been to his office twice and will continue as needed.

T. Ramos

Dr. Favetto is amazing. I walked into his office in pain and walked out pain free. He completely explained my condition and my options so that I could make an informed decision. I chose a steroid shot for my hand and it worked miracles.... Dr. Favetto is amazing. I walked into his office in pain and walked out pain free. He completely explained my condition and my options so that I could make an informed decision. I chose a steroid shot for my hand and it worked miracles. He also told me that the length of the pain relief would differ from patient to patient and that would further help me to decide if I wanted to have surgery for the arthritis. I highly recommend Dr. Favetto and I will continue to see him if I have further issues.

Anonymous

She was thorough and listened to my problem.

Anonymous

I started seeing Dr O'Neill and his staff in Jan 2016 for a hand condition Dupuytren's contracture. My initial visit was to schedule surgery. He explained to me that there was another option, Xiaflex injections. He explained the... I started seeing Dr O'Neill and his staff in Jan 2016 for a hand condition Dupuytren's contracture. My initial visit was to schedule surgery. He explained to me that there was another option, Xiaflex injections. He explained the procedure and the success rate. His assistant, Deana Price started the process with my insurance. After 14 visits and 8 procedures, my hands are fully functional! I was in the exam room at my scheduled times. I have and will continue to recommend him. Thank You Dr WLO!

Larry Reeder

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

Excellent experience. I’m not quite 2 months out of a revision on my left knee (2nd revision following botched surgeries by 2 Louisville orthopedists). I can’t say enough good things about how good Dr. Denehy is. He listens and is... Excellent experience. I’m not quite 2 months out of a revision on my left knee (2nd revision following botched surgeries by 2 Louisville orthopedists). I can’t say enough good things about how good Dr. Denehy is. He listens and is very concerned with the patients wellbeing. After having 2 other surgeons mess up my knee, I’m very appreciative that Dr. Denehy fixed their mistakes.

Jennifer Young

I had the carpal tunnel surgery 8-26 on my right hand with 3 finger tendon releases. Everything went smoothly, so about 10 weeks later I had the left hand done, and was happy with the outcome.

Anonymous

Dr. Vasicek is an excellent doctor. I would recommend her to anyone.

Anonymous

Dr. Vasicek is professional and thorough. I have high confidence in her skill and expertise.

Anonymous

It was wonderful! I had a total hip replacement December 5th. I have already been dismissed from physical therapy and feel great. I highly recommend Dr. Denehy!!

Paulette Snowden

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

Mona Lisa Smith

Dr. Huff and the staff at Bluegrass Orthopedics provide quality care in a first-class environment! My wait time was minimal and I was cared for in a professional manner. I highly recommend them for your orthopedic needs.

Sara Robinson

Dr Huff did a total knee replacement for me in January 2018. He and all of his staff both at the hospital and during follow up visits were extremely efficient, polite, and accommodating to any concern I expressed. His physician... Dr Huff did a total knee replacement for me in January 2018. He and all of his staff both at the hospital and during follow up visits were extremely efficient, polite, and accommodating to any concern I expressed. His physician assistant called me long distance upon finding a concern in my initial CAT scan that was a serious concern requiring abdominal surgery and a delay for the knee surgery. He was most concerned until my surgery was completed and quickly rescheduled knee surgery. I traveled

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