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Total Joint Replacement Specialist in Lexington, Kentucky

Based in Lexington, KY, our joint replacement team is trained in the latest techniques and treatment options for total joint care and replacement. We specialize in:

Though these are the most common replacements, our physicians are well-versed in several other joint procedures. Our highly trained orthopedic surgeons perform hundreds of yearly procedures with excellent outcomes. Many types of implants and recommendations are based on several factors, including weight, age, and activity level. Your surgeon will discuss the best joint implant for you before surgery. If you'd like to hear some of our many success stories, check out our Comeback Champions.

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What Are The Benefits of Total Joint Replacement?

Total joint replacement offers numerous benefits for individuals with chronic joint pain and impaired mobility. Here are some of the key advantages:

Significant Pain Relief: One of the primary benefits of joint replacement surgery is the substantial reduction or complete elimination of joint pain. This can lead to a significant improvement in quality of life, allowing patients to engage in activities that were previously too painful.

Improved Mobility and Joint Function: Joint replacement can restore movement and function to the affected joint, enabling patients to move more freely and perform daily activities with greater ease and less discomfort. This can be particularly transformative for individuals with severe arthritis or joint damage.

Enhanced Quality of Life: With reduced pain and improved mobility, patients often experience an overall enhancement in their quality of life. They can return to hobbies, work, and social activities that they might have avoided due to joint pain.

Increased Independence: Regaining mobility and reducing pain can help patients regain their independence. This is especially important for elderly patients who wish to remain active and self-sufficient.

Long-Term Durability: Modern joint replacements are designed to last many years, providing long-term relief and functionality. Advances in surgical techniques and materials have significantly improved the lifespan and performance of joint implants.

Better Physical Health: Improved joint function can lead to better overall physical health. Patients can often increase their physical activity levels, which can have additional health benefits such as weight management, improved cardiovascular health, and enhanced mental well-being.

Psychological Benefits: The reduction in chronic pain and the ability to return to normal activities can also have positive psychological effects, including reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, leading to an overall improvement in mental health.

Total joint replacement is a highly effective solution for individuals suffering from severe joint pain and disability. Restoring joint function and alleviating pain enables patients to enjoy a more active, independent, and fulfilling life.

Am I a Good Candidate for Total Joint Replacement?

Individuals who might be good candidates for total joint replacement typically include those who:

  • Suffer from severe joint pain and stiffness
  • Experience decreased mobility and function
  • Have not found relief from conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or injections
  • Wish to return to a more active lifestyle

If you fall into any of these categories, consulting with our specialists can help determine the best action for your joint health.

Robot-assisted Knee Replacement in Lexington, Kentucky

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 postoperative pain, potentially quicker recovery, better knee function, and improved patient satisfaction.

With these advancements and a dedicated team, we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients, ensuring they can return to their daily lives with improved function and less pain. Contact us for more information about the total joint replacement services at Bluegrass Orthopaedics.

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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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Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy. Dr Denehy came very highly recommended. I had an emergency with a knee replacement. He was able to take care of it on a very short notice. He has a very good bedside manner, very professional. Highly recommend Dr. Denehy.

Anonymous

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

Dr Vasicek sees me as a whole person, not a collection of ailments. She listens and explains things well. She is proactive in addressing my needs, and will recommend various steps I can take versus just mentioning one option per visit.... Dr Vasicek sees me as a whole person, not a collection of ailments. She listens and explains things well. She is proactive in addressing my needs, and will recommend various steps I can take versus just mentioning one option per visit. I am very thankful for her expertise and help

Anonymous

Dr. Huff does an amazing job of taking care of his patients. My care has always been top notch. He is very thorough and always listens carefully when discussing what is going on. I highly recommend Dr. Huff to any future patients. Dr. Huff does an amazing job of taking care of his patients. My care has always been top notch. He is very thorough and always listens carefully when discussing what is going on. I highly recommend Dr. Huff to any future patients.

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 Favetto is one of my favorite doctors. He has excellent bedside manners. He takes time with his patients. He wants to make sure that you get the best care. I had a break at the elbow and torn ligaments in my thumb. After the elbow... Dr Favetto is one of my favorite doctors. He has excellent bedside manners. He takes time with his patients. He wants to make sure that you get the best care. I had a break at the elbow and torn ligaments in my thumb. After the elbow healed by hand required surgery from my fall so he performed carpal tunnel surgery. I feel very blessed to have a compassionate doctor. His staff is the best as well. Cudos to Bluegrass Orthopedics and Dr. Favetto!!!

Anonymous

Great doctor. Makes you feel comfortable and confident going into surgery.

Anonymous

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

Dr. O'Neill is a great surgeon. He always takes the time to listen, is compassionate and goes the extra mile to make sure the patient is taken care of. He is easy to talk to and thorough. I never feel rushed during my appointments. His... Dr. O'Neill is a great surgeon. He always takes the time to listen, is compassionate and goes the extra mile to make sure the patient is taken care of. He is easy to talk to and thorough. I never feel rushed during my appointments. His staff is great too - friendly and caring. I highly recommend Dr. O'Neill and this facility.

Tammy

Very satisfactory

Anonymous

Procedure was done expertly with no complications. Healing time was excellent. Dr. O'Neill was very thorough in explaining the procedure and necessary follow up instructions.

Peggy Crawford

Dr. O'Neill has preformed CMC arthroplasties on both of my thumb joints. I am completely satisfied with the results and frequently recommend him to friends, co-workers and family.

SARA

Doctor O’Niell has preformed two surgeries and treated me for a broken thumb. My level of Care was outstanding and the surgeries could not have went better. He explained my conditions and the surgeries well beforehand so I could make... Doctor O’Niell has preformed two surgeries and treated me for a broken thumb. My level of Care was outstanding and the surgeries could not have went better. He explained my conditions and the surgeries well beforehand so I could make an informed decision. As a result of the surgeries I regained full use of my hand and fingers back. Doctor O’Neill has improved the quality of my life with his skilled “hands” and expertise. He is the best.

Steve

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

Excellent physician Dr Huff takes the time to answer all questions, I never felt rushed. Patient is always first. I highly recommend Dr Huff.

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