Dr Kenneth Cutbush is a Brisbane Orthopedic Shoulder Surgeon

About Kenneth

Brisbane Shoulder Surgeon

Associate Professor Kenneth Cutbush is a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing exclusively 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 patient's arthritic shoulder with a reverse total shoulder replacement.


Member RACS SSE CE Committees

Associate Professor Cutbush is now a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Anatomy Sub-Committee for the Surgical Science Examinations andClinical Examinations Committee....

NZ Shoulder Society Meeting July 2017

Dr Cutbush attended the New Zealand Shoulder & Elbow Society Annual Scientific Meeting in July 2017.  He presented a scientific paper on the assessment of glenoid bone loss in patients with shoulder instability.  He was invited to give two further talks, one being on the operative exposure in pa...

Meeting with Federal Health Minister Canberra June 2017

In his role as Queensland Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) Dr Cutbush, along with members of the Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS), met with the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt at Parliament House in June 2017.  Following their meeting with the health minis...

AOA COE Canberra June 2017

Associate Professor Cutbush was invited to attend the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Continuing Orthopaedic Education Meeting (COE) in Canberra in June 2017 as faculty.  He gave two presentations to the meeting.  ...

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