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  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine


    Chair: Darren L. Johnson, MD  

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is world renowned for developing and implementing state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose, treat, research and educate patients about bone and joint disorders. The department employs some of the only fellowship-trained surgeons in the region and features the latest technology and medical advancements. It is our goal to provide the highest level of care available so that we may return our patients to their daily activities as quickly as possible.

    The UK Healthcare Sports Medicine Clinic provides evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery for sports-related injuries. A multidisciplinary team of specialists treats professional, collegiate and recreational athletes.

    Through Total Joint Service, a variety of comprehensive services to treat all musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are offered. The Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration, the first of its' kind in Kentucky, offers advanced treatment options including operative and nonoperative procedures. To complement the Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration, we offer an advanced joint replacement and reconstruction program. The program was the first in Kentucky to offer the latest bone-sparing implants such as the Oxford Unicompartmental Knee replacement.

    For patient appointments in Orthopaedic Surgery call: 859-323-5533    Fax: 859-323-2412

    For patient appointments at the Sports Medicine Clinic call: 859-218-3131    Fax: 859-257-0168


  • Specialties

    • Arthritis
    • Arthroscopic surgery
    • Back pain
    • Brachial plexus surgery
    • Cartilage repair, restoration and transplantation
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Cervical disc disease
    • Clubfoot
    • Complex foot and ankle surgery
    • Comprehensive bone and soft tissue tumor treatment
    • Congenital anomalies
    • Dislocations
    • Elbow surgery
    • Fractures
    • Growth disturbance
    • Hand surgery
    • Hip arthroscopies and surface replacement
    • Knee surgery
    • Limb deformities
    • Malformations
    • Marrow stimulation techniques
    • Meniscal repairs
    • Neck pain
    • Neoplasms
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Reconstructive surgery
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Spina bifida
    • Spinal disc disease
    • Sports medicine
    • Total joint replacement
    • Total joint revision
    • Trauma
    • Wrist surgery
  • Services

    • Comprehensive Spine Program
    • Hand and Foot Care
    • Joint Replacement and Reconstruction
    • Pediatric Orthopaedics 
    • Trauma
    • UK Sports Medicine
  • Programs/Centers/Facilities

    • Center for Cartilage Repair and Restoration 
    • Children's Orthopaedics
    • Foot and Ankle Clinical Services 
    • General Orthopaedics Clinical Service
    • Hand Disorders Clinical Service
    • Hip Preservation
    • Spine Clinical Services
    • Sports Medicine Clinic
    • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis Clinical Service
  • Clinic Locations

    Kentucky Clinic
    Wing C, First Floor
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284
    Directions >

    UK Department of Orthopaedics
    Spine and Total Joint Service
    UK Good Samaritan Medical Plaza
    125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 201
    Lexington KY 40508
    859-218-3080

    UK Sports Medicine
    601 Perimeter Drive, Suite 200
    Lexington KY 40517
    859-218-3131
    Directions >

    Outreach Clinics

    New Horizons Family Practice
    120 Progress Way
    Owenton KY 40359
    502-484-9905

    Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center
    Medical Arts Building
    140 Newcomb Ave.
    Mt. Vernon KY 40456
    866-940-4938
    Directions >

    Mailing Address

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    UK College of Medicine
    K401 Kentucky Clinic
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284


Page last updated: 5/5/2014 9:21:54 AM