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.

A/Prof 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 A/Prof 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.

A/Prof 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.  A/Prof 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 another of A/Prof 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). A/Prof Cutbush is currently preparing an article to submit for publication regarding the extended deltoid approach to aid exposure of difficult shoulder replacement and trauma operations.



Dr Cutbush attended the Australian Orthopaedic Association Qld Branch Annual Scientific Meeting in May 2016.  This meeting was held at the Goldcoast over three days.  Dr Cutbush as the Scientific Secretary of the Qld AOA was the convenor of the meeting.  Dr Cutbush gave a scientific p...

ICSES Korea May 2016

Dr Cutbush attended the 13th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ICSES) in May 2016.  This international congress is held every three years.  This year it was held in Jeju Korea.  Dr Cutbush presented a scientific paper "Arthroscopic Latarjet with Labral Repair" on Day 1 of the co...

Orthopaedic Trainees

Dr Cutbush would like to congratulate the Orthopaedic Trainees for passing their final orthopaedic fellowship exam.  The Queensland trainees had a 100% pass rate this year.  As Scientific Secretary of the Qld Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Dr Cutbush is responsible for the educatio...

COMOC Cape Town April 2016

A/Prof Cutbush attended the 13th Meeting of Combined Orthopaedic Associations (COMOC) April 2016 in Cape Town.  He gave two instructional course lectures and two scientific papers....

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