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 Orthopaedic 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. Ken was invited by the orthopaedic company Arthrex to present at their shoulder course in May 2017 in Sydney regarding the role of arthroscopic latarjet stabilisation surgery in the case of a young rugby player with recurrent shoulder instability following a heavy tackle. 

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). Ken was invited to present at the Depuy Delta Extend Shoulder Meeting in Melbourne in May 2017 regarding his work on reverse total shoulder replacements using a bone graft taken from the excised humeral head to correct glenoid retroversion in those patients with severely subluxed shoulders and on his work looking at the safety of using deltoid reflection when replacing a patients arthritic shoulder with a reverse total shoulder replacement.


Depuy Delta Extend Conference 2017

Ken was invited as faculty to the Depuy Delta Extend Conference in Melbourne.  He presented two talks.  "Wedge Allografts in the Retroverted Glenoid" and "The Deltoid Reflective Approach"...

Arthrex Shoulder Conference Sydney 2017

Ken was invited faculty for the Arthres Mega Shoulder Conference held in Sydney in May 2017.  He presented his Arthroscopic Latarjet procedure for the treatement of a case of a young professional footballer with a six month history of recurrent shoulder dislocations following a heavy tackle....

AOA ASM Cairns 2016

Associate Professor Cutbush was invited as faculty to present at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting held in Cairns in October 2016.  He presented two talks "How to Prevent Infection in Total Joint Arthroplasty" and "My technique for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstr...

Shoulder & Elbow Australian Physiotherapy Association March 2017

Ken was invited to talk at the Australian Physiotherapy Association meeting in March 2017.  He gave a presentation titled "Surgery for Multidirectional Instability"...

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