Shoulder Clinic

Shoulder Surgery

There are over a dozen different forms of shoulder surgery, from the simple to the complex, depending on the problem or condition to be resolved. Due to Dr Cutbush’s experience as a shoulder specialist, he is more than qualified to advise on what is the best shoulder surgery option for you. Click more for a greater explanation.
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Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation stage following any shoulder surgery is vitally important for ensuring the success of the procedure, along with speedy recovery and long-term benefits. Also, different procedures require different types of rehabilitation. Click more to learn about correct rehabilitation methods.
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Consultation

The first step towards establishing the right solution for you is having an initial consultation with Dr Cutbush. Kept friendly and informal, it's your opportunity to discuss any concerns and discover your options. Certain documents are required on the day, so please click more to find out what's needed.
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Shoulder Clinic

I aim to get you the best possible result for your shoulder problem. My primary clinical interests are shoulder joint replacement surgery, instability surgery, including dislocations and rotator cuff issues.

For patients requiring consideration of shoulder replacement or instability surgery, CT scans have become increasingly important in decision making. My office can assist you in organising appropriate imaging for their shoulder condition.

It is now accepted practice (due to high observed recurrence rates) for younger, physically active patients to be considered for early stabilisation following a shoulder dislocation. I consult on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Brisbane Private Hospital; my staff will always fit you in if you need to be seen urgently.

I rely on MRI scans without contrast to assess patients for rotator cuff problems. I perform all rotator cuff surgery arthroscopically (keyhole surgery).

My current research interests include shoulder replacement surgery; arthroscopic latarjet reconstructions for recurrent shoulder instability; retear rates following rotator cuff repair surgery; and arthroscopic release for patients with severe frozen shoulder.

Many patients live outside Brisbane, and I encourage patients, and their GPs, to consider an initial telehealth consultation before travelling to Brisbane. Postoperative follow up can usually be managed similarly without needing to travel to Brisbane for each appointment.


In this video I take you on a walk from the front entrance of the Brisbane Private Hospital to my office.



Kenneth Cutbush
Brisbane Shoulder Surgeon

I was born and grew up in Brisbane. Following school, I attended the University of Queensland, where I received my medical degree. I undertook an internship and several years of junior surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

My surgical training got off to a good start when I was awarded the Gordon-Taylor Medal for the surgical primary examination. I went on to commence training as a neurosurgery trainee. During this time I undertook a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery with Brisbane Spinal Surgeon, Dr Geoff Askin. I became disenchanted with neurosurgery and changed to Orthopaedics, undertaking initial non-training positions in Orthopaedic surgery at Darwin hospital with Dr Robert Pozzi and then at the Goldcoast Hospital.

After completing Orthopaedic training, I spent a year in postgraduate Orthopaedic Fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. This fellowship entailed extensive clinical duties and a research component. I gained comprehensive experience in microsurgery for replantation surgery, hand trauma, and major upper limb orthopaedic trauma. A significant focus of the fellowship was tertiary referral shoulder surgery.

Beyond surgery, I have professional interests in research and training younger surgeons. I am actively involved in research having published academic papers in international scientific journals. I am regularly invited to speak at national and international surgical conferences. I was awarded the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia International Travelling Fellowship and visited with members of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and am a corresponding member of the European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC).

I am chief supervisor of two Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accredited Fellowships in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty training two Australian or Internationally trained Orthopaedic surgeons in subspecialty shoulder surgery each year.

At the Brisbane Private Hospital, I have my private practice Shoulder Clinic. For the last 16 years I have been committed to the Australian public hospital devoting one day a week to the public hospitals. For most of those years I had an appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, more recently at the Mater hospital. I resigned my public appointment at the Mater hospital in 2020. I now spend that time at the University. I still have public appointments at the Cairns Base Hospital & Princess Alexandra Hospital which I visit occasionally.

At a state and national level, I am actively engaged in Surgical Societies. I am a member of the Australian Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Australian Hand Surgery Society. I am a past President of the Queensland Hand Surgery Society and a previous Scientific Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Currently, I am Secretary of the Queensland Shoulder Society and Queensland Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. I am a past member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Queensland Regional Committee. At the Brisbane Private Hospital, I am Chairman of the Patient Care Review Committee and a member of the Brisbane Private Medical Advisory Committee.

The University of Queensland recognised my work teaching medical students and surgical colleagues; my research activities; and contributions made through leadership roles when it appointed me to Associate Professor. The Queensland University of Technology appointed me as Adjunct Professor.


News

Shoulder Fellow Bart Jan Veen presenting on shoulder anatomy

Shoulder Fellow Bart Jan Veen presenting on shoulder anatomy

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Rotator Cuff Webinar: Strategies & Techniques

Rotator Cuff Webinar: Strategies & Techniques

I am looking forward to the J&J Webinar on Wednesday night 17th June 7:30pm!
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Bone School Webinar Shoulder Replacement

Bone School Webinar Shoulder Replacement

I had a great webinar session with Michael Fleming and Terry Hammond taking the Orthopaedic Trainees through shoulder arthritis.
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Rotator Cuff Webinar

Rotator Cuff Webinar

I am looking forward to being on the faculty for the DePuy Synthes Webinar on Rotator Cuff Repair: Strategies & Techniques
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AOA Telehealth Webinar

AOA Telehealth Webinar

I am looking forward to being on the panel for the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Webinar on Telehealth tonight.
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RNS Shoulder Symposium 2020

RNS Shoulder Symposium 2020

It was a pleasure to share how I approach the management of patients after a failed rotator cuff repair procedure.
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Dr Choudhry Completes Fellowship

Dr Choudhry Completes Fellowship

Dr Naghman Choudhry completed his 12 months of fellowship training in Australia with us in January 2020.
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