Conditions

  • Elbow Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Diabetic Cheiroarthropathy
  • Trigger finger, ganglion cysts and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Fractures or trauma to the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Nerve disorders and injuries
    • Upper extremity tumors
    • Pediatric conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic wrist and small joint surgery
  • Arthroscopic fracture management
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery
  • Arthroplasty for thumb, digit and wrist arthritis
  • Wrist reconstruction
    • Nerve reconstruction
    • Collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s disorder

About

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, MD, specializes in the treatment of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and upper limb. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., before completing additional training as a hand and upper limb fellow at Stanford University in California.

O’Shaughnessy evaluates and treats both children and adults. She excels in treating patients whose problems are complex or unusual.

Treatment areas include traumatic disorders, arthritis, repetitive stress injury, entrapment neuropathy, sports-related injuries, performing-arts-related injuries, reconstructive procedures after spinal cord or brachial plexus injury, congenital hand differences, and tumors involving the upper limb.

O’Shaughnessy also has expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopy of the wrist and small joints as well as endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patient Stories

    Lynn Sweet's hands

    An Artist’s Touch

    After 50 years as an artist, craftsman and home builder, Lynn Sweet’s hands became more and more painful and he began losing mobility. Not wanting to give up the work he loved and at which he made a living, Lynn sought help from Maureen O’Shaughnessy, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the UK HealthCare Hand Center.

    Read Lynn Sweet’s story »


    Alli Stumler

    Rallying to Recovery

    After a devastating hand injury nearly ended her volleyball career, UK’s Alli Stumler, went on to play for the USA Collegiate National Team and has returned to play with the Wildcats.

    Read Alli Stumler’s story »

Training & Education

Degree

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Residency

Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Fellowship

Hand and Upper Limb, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.

Insurance Information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.89 out of 5
25 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. O'Shaughnessy is outstanding at what she does. I would recommend anyone having hand/upper extremity issues go see her.

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    Dr. O'Shaughnessy Is absolutely amazing! You guys definitely need more doctors like Dr. O'Shaughnessy! She goes above and beyond for her patients and you can tell that she actually genuinely cares!!

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    We are disappointed. We left knowing no more than we did when we arrived.

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    Dr. O'Shaughnessy did fantastic surgical work, has a fantastic interpersonal manner, and has been responsive to any needs I have had over the last 10 months - I truly owe her full function of my L arm that allows me to work, parent, and play.

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    Problem explained well to me. Options clearly outlined. Extremely satisfied with visit and with physician.
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      If there was a 6 they would get a 6!
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      I appreciate the concern my provider showed for my problem and her explanation of my options for treatment.
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      A very good doctor and good exam!
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      Everyone was great. Information was very good. Very happy people, that makes your visit more at ease.
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      Dr. O'Shaughnessy is the BEST!
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      *Dr. O'Shaughnessy is a class act!! I have recommended her to numerous individuals with problems similar to mine.
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      I really like Dr. O'Shaughnessy. She is patient, caring, concerned, and thorough. She provided me with several products, resources, therapy referrals, etc. I feel my conditions are well taken care of under her.
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      Everything was explained very well. My concerns was listened to as well.
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      Care provider is great. But the front registration process and staff at the Turfland clinic is not friendly at all. People at the front door are lacking common courtesy and don't know how to smile and interact with patients when part of their job is to represent the Healthcare business!!
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      She told me, my option was surgery. And I said at this time, that's not an option for me right now. So I asked for a shot in my joint. But didn't get it. I'm in a lot of pain in my wrist and elbow. So I guess I 'll just have to suffer for now.
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      Dr. O Shaughnessy discussed in detail the options for my wrist and thumb and collaborated with me about my care.
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      Dr. O'Shaughnessy has been fantastic - from consult through surgery to follow up, keeping in mind my life roles and what is important to me.
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      We have been very happy with *Dr. O'Shaughnessy throughout this process. She has taken her time with us. *Dr. Boden has also been very encouraging to my son.
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      *Dr. O'Shaughnessy was amazing! From pre-op, surgery, and post-op follow up, she was great. Very simple instructions & v. empathetic.
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      Dr. O is very knowledgeable and made us feel at ease the whole time. I do not question her ability to take care of us at all. She explained everything to a degree hat no matter the education level anyone could understand. UK is very lucky to have her.
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      I would highly recommend Dr. O'Shawnessy but warn the person to expect a long wait to see her.
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      Both Dr. O'Shaughnessy and her resident cared about my problem and did a great job explaining what caused it and my options to fix it
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      Dr. O'Shaughnessy is the best. She takes time to listen to my concerns and answer any question I have even though the clinic is busy.
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      My hand surgeon was helpful and explained outcomes, described surgery, and encouraged me to make final decision about whether or not to have surgery at this time. I trust her completely.