Dr Kenneth Cutbush is a Brisbane Orthopedic Shoulder & Hand Surgeon. His principal interest is shoulder surgery.

About Kenneth

Brisbane Shoulder Surgeon

Associate Professor Kenneth Cutbush is a specialist Orthopedic Surgeon subspecialising in Shoulder Surgery. He cares for patients with acute sports injuries such as shoulder dislocations, fractures and tendon injuries as well as more chronic disorders including shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff tears.

Dr Cutbush is a partner at the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic at Brisbane Private Hospital. The clinic is integrated with physiotherapists and hand therapists who assist with nonoperative treatment and postoperative rehabilitation. Common surgical procedures that Dr Cutbush undertakes as a specialist shoulder surgeon include shoulder joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, reconstruction after shoulder dislocations including arthroscopic bankart repair and arthroscopic latarjet procedures, arthroscopic AC joint reconstruction and arthroscopic release for frozen shoulder.

Dr Cutbush has a particular interest in shoulder instability. Unstable shoulders often occur secondary to sporting injuries, in many cases patients will have had a dislocation of their shoulder or have experienced multiple dislocations.  Dr Cutbush has recently had accepted for publication an article in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in its techniques in shoulder and elbow surgery regarding his modification of the arthroscopic latarjet procedure in which a repair of the capsule and labrum is performed in conjunction with the latarjet procedure.  The latarjet procedure may be used in patients undergoing revision surgery or if large bone defects are present.

Shoulder replacement surgery is one of Dr Cutbush's areas of interest. Shoulder replacements are most commonly performed for osteoarthritis or for arthritis that occurs due to chronic tears in the rotator cuff tendons (cuff tear arthropathy). 


AORA Shoulder Session Cairns

Dr Cutbush presented a session on Shoulder Surgery to the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar Association in Cairns in October 2016.  Dr Cutbush gave talks to the Orthopaedic Trainees on "Avoiding Prosthetic Joint Infection"; "Examining the Patient with a Rotator Cuff Problem"; Assessing Glenoid Bone L...

QHSS Meeting July 2016

The Queensland Hand Surgery Society (QHSS) held an evening scientific meeting on 28/7/2016.  Dr Jason Harvey from Melbourne was the invited guest and spoke to us on the Management of Lunotriquetral Instability and Arthroscopioc Management of Basilar Joint Arthritis.  Dr Cutbush is president of the Q...

Bangkok Shoulder Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Course

Dr Cutbush and Dr Kalman Piper ran a two day course in Bangkok in September 2016 on Shoulder Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty for DepuySynthes.  The course was attended by Australian Orthopaedic surgeons.  Dr Baek and his colleague from Korea attended to learn the arthroscopic latarjet procedure.  The...

SESA August 2016

Dr Cutbush attended the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Darwin in August 2016. He presented a paper on the “Complications of Arthroscopic Latarjet Surgery”....

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