Dr Kenneth Cutbush, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA - University of Queensland - Associate Professor

Dr Kenneth Cutbush


University of Queensland

Associate Professor

Brisbane, Queensland | Australia

Main Specialties: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics

Additional Specialties: Orthopaedic

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Dr Kenneth Cutbush, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA - University of Queensland - Associate Professor

Dr Kenneth Cutbush



Dr Cutbush was awarded the Gordon Gordon Taylor medal when he sat the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Part 1 Examination. He went on to complete Orthopaedic Training and then undertook postgraduate subspecialty fellowship training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in hand and shoulder surgery after completing Orthopaedic training. Dr Cutbush received the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia International Travelling Fellowship in 2011, travelling to Europe to visit with European shoulder surgeons in France, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. He is a corresponding member of the European Shoulder & Elbow Society (SECEC).

As well as his appointment at the Brisbane Private Hospital, Dr Cutbush has public appointments at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Mater Hospital and at Cairns Base Hospital. He is the chief supervisor of two Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accredited Fellowship in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, training two young Australian or Internationally trained Orthopaedic surgeons in subspecialty shoulder surgery each year.

Ken is the Queensland Chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS); an elected member of the RACS Queensland Regional Committee; and Scientific Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the AOA. As scientific secretary, he is responsible for supervising the teaching programme for the Queensland Orthopaedic trainees and convener of the Queensland AOA annual scientific meeting. Ken contributes heavily to subspecialty societies on both a state and national level. He is the Immediate Past President of the Queensland Hand Surgery Society; current Secretary of the Queensland Shoulder Society; and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia. Ken also serves as a member of the AOA federal research committee.

The University of Queensland recognised Dr Cutbush for his work teaching medical students and surgical colleagues, his scientific research and for his contribution made through leadership roles when it appointed him to Associate Professor in 2016. Dr Cutbush is actively involved in research and is regularly invited to speak at national and international surgical conferences.

Primary Affiliation: University of Queensland - Brisbane, Queensland , Australia


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Jan 2003
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Jan 1991
University of Queensland




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7PubMed Central Citations

All-Arthroscopic Latissimus Dorsi Transfer.

Arthrosc Tech 2016 Jun 13;5(3):e607-13. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

Orthopaedic Department, Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2016.02.007DOI Listing
June 2016
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All-Arthroscopic Technique for Reconstruction of Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocations.

Arthrosc Tech 2015 Oct 21;4(5):e475-81. Epub 2015 Sep 21.

Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia ; Orthopaedic Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2015.05.001DOI Listing
October 2015
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Arthroscopic Latarjet Stabilization of the Shoulder with Capsulolabral Repair

Tech Should Elb Surg 2015;16: 85–88

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Abstract: The arthroscopic Latarjet procedure is an evolving treat- ment for anterior shoulder instability in patients with significant gle- noid bone loss, or failed soft-tissue repair. The original description of the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure includes resection of the anterior capsule to simplify passage of the transferred coracoid through the subscapularis split. We describe a technical modification of the arthroscopic Latarjet procedure that includes repair of the anterior capsule at the conclusion of the operation.

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September 2015
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Capitellar fractures-is open reduction and internal fixation necessary?

J Orthop Trauma 2015 Jan;29(1):50-3

*Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia; and †Department of Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000000148DOI Listing
January 2015
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Stainless steel versus titanium volar multi-axial locking plates for fixation of distal radius fractures: a randomised clinical trial.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Mar 11;15:74. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, 9/259 Wickham Tce, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-74DOI Listing
March 2014
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Scapholunate ligament reconstruction.

J Wrist Surg 2013 May;2(2):110-5

Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ; Department of Orthopaedic, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1341962DOI Listing
May 2013
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Melanocytic lesions excised from the skin: what percentage are malignant?

AustJ Public Health 1994 18 (2), 221-223

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

We estimated the diagnostic skill of clinicians managing melanaytic skin naevi by measuring thepercentageof malignant melanomas,premalignant and polmtially malignant m i , in 1896 excised melanaytic lesions submitted to a pathology m i c e over I 1 weeks. They comprised 8 per cent. Th.e percentage increased with age: 4 per cent in the under-40s, I7 per cent in those aged 40-59, and 30percent in those over 60, (P<0.001,sex-adjusted). Although thepercentagewas twiceas high in males ( I 1 per cent) as femoles (6 per cent), after adjustment .fm age the dqference was not significant. Inuasive melanomas, 3 per cent of the total, were similar: I per cent were frmunder-40s;7percatfromthoseaged40-59 years;and I4 per cent f m those over 60. They comprised 4 per cent of lesions from males and 2 per cent from females. These trendr may indicate potw spec@city of clinical diagnasis, notwithstanding other reawnsf w removal of m i (cosmetic),particularly among patientsunder 40, andfemales.

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February 1994
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Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by posterior fossa microvascular decompression

Aust NZ J Surg 1994 64,173-176

Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery

A series of 109 cases of microvascular decompression for intractable trigeminal neuralgia was reviewed. Operations were performed by a single surgeon and cases were reviewed independently by the one author. The failure rate in this study was 17.6%. A further 6.5% of cases endured brief recurrences not requiring treatment. Two-thirds of significant recurrences occurred within the initial 12 months. Long-term complications were experienced in 7.4% of cases. There was one postoperative mortality occumng in a patient with a large fibroblastic meningioma invading the brain stem. The classic Jannetta approach was modified following the first 32 cases allowing the cerebellum to be depressed inferiorly with a subsequent decline in the rate of loss of hearing from 12.5 to 3.7%. In over 70% of cases an aberrant superior cerebellar artery was found compressing the fifth cranial nerve. Patients had dental work performed in an attempt to control the pain prior to operation in 44% of cases.

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January 1994
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