Bluegrass Orthopaedics is the largest orthopaedic sports injury clinic in central Kentucky, serving our community since 1983. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in sports physiology with years of experience performing and treating many different conditions, and sports medicine is a vital component of what we do. We’re proud to be leaders in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. We’re dedicated to helping individuals and families at all levels of sport get back in the game. With campuses in Georgetown, Lexington-Richmond Road, and Lexington-Hamburg, we provide unmatched care to everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. In our facilities, patients are offered four businesses under one roof – physician medical office, physical therapy, MRI and outpatient surgery.
If you or your child has been injured in the course of playing sports or just in daily activities, contact our fellowship-trained sports physicians!
– Specializing in Arthroscopic Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Surgery
– Specializing in minimally invasive total and partial knee replacement and direct anterior hip replacement including Conformis customized total knee replacement
– Specializing in nonsurgical orthobiologic injections for orthopedic conditions such as arthritic joint pain, and sports injuries
– Director of the Lexington PRP and Stem Cell Institute
Dr. Huff has been in practice for 18 years, and with Bluegrass Orthopaedics for 8 years. Dr. Huff grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia and attended Hampden-Sydney College. While in college, he was a member of the football team and a triple major in Biology, Biochemistry, and Spanish. After college, Dr. Huff spent a year of graduate studies in physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University and then completed 4 years of medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Following medical school, Dr. Huff completed 7 years of Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Huff is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualifications in Sports Medicine. He serves as a team physician for several local high schools and colleges. He has hospital affiliations with St. Joseph East and Baptist Health.
Dr. Huff has assembled a team of professionals that understand the unique needs of athletes having been there themselves. Michael Blackburn, PA-C played college football at Campbellsville College and later coached high school football before going to PA school. Harold Dennis, PA-C played football at University of Kentucky initially as a kicker then wide receiver and kick return specialist. Dr. Huff continues to compete into his 50s and has run numerous marathons and completed a full ironman triathlon.
Dr. Huff has recently founded the Lexington PRP and Stem Cell Institute with the goal of combining a research institute with a clinical staff that provides patients with cutting edge nonsurgical options for arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions. We continue to refine the indications and treatment standards for using orthobiologics in musculoskeletal conditions. Our ultimate goal is to maximize our patients’ quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition.
Dr. Huff loves being a husband to his beautiful wife Lorrie and a father to his three sons Wallace III, Mason, Brady, and daughter Stella.
Harold Dennis, Jr., MS, PA-C is a 2016 graduate of University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program where he received his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Harold received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Kentucky in 1996, where he studied Kinesiology with a Sports Medicine focus.
In addition to his studies, Harold was a 3-year Letterman of the UK football program 1994-96.Harold brings to the practice, specific interests in: Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement and Osteoporosis care.
He is a board certified physician assistant as well as a certified athletic trainer. He graduated from Anne Arundel Community College 2008 with a physician assistant certificate as well as Saint Francis University with a Masters in Medical Science. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University in 1992 and a Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993.
He has been an adjunct faculty member with Georgetown College Athletic Training program since 2009 teaching athletic training students. Prior to becoming a physician assistant he worked as an athletic trainer for Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA as well as for Akron General Medical System covering various high schools in northeast Ohio.
At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, we recognize the importance of athletic training and its value to the communities in which we serve. Our athletic training outreach program provides professional healthcare coverage to a variety of organizations, including high schools, club sport programs, and weekend tournaments. Our team approach to this program is vital to its success – we utilize not only our Athletic Trainers, but also our Physicians and Physical Therapists. Central to this team is the Certified Athletic Trainer, a well-educated healthcare professional trained in the prevention, examination, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Our Athletic Trainers collaborate closely with our physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. In the state of Kentucky, Athletic Trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by the state licensure statutes.
Athletic Trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports. Athletic Trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by an Athletic Trainer has a positive return on investment for employers. ATs are able to reduce injury and shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from work, school, and sport and assist in the reduction of health care costs.
Bluegrass Orthopaedics has a sports medicine team that covers events such as youth sport leagues, games, and tournaments. This team consists of certified athletic trainers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.