Procedures and Conditions
Dr. Ben Kenny
BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACS, FAorthA
Dr. Ben Kenny is a highly skilled Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in Upper Limb and Trauma surgery. He consults and operates privately at Greenslopes Hospital. He has a public appointment as an Upper Limb specialist at the Ipswich Hospital.
Dr. Kenny values a patient centred philosophy. He listens to your concerns and considers your individual circumstances before providing open and honest advice about your diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Kenny works closely with an expert team, and together they are committed to providing an exceptional standard of care to all their patients.
Injury Occurs or Orthopaedic Symptoms Develop
Assessment at Hospital or General Practitioner
Depending on the severity and duration of your problem you will attend either the GP or the hospital Emergency Department. They may contact Dr. Kenny for interim advice, prior to referral.
Referral to Dr. Kenny and Scheduling your Appointment
Most referrals to Dr. Kenny come from word of mouth from previous patients and doctors that have been happy with his high level of patient care.
IF you attend your GP, please obtain a referral prior to your appointment at Dr. Kenny’s clinic. This is required by Medicare in order for your rebate to be processed.
IF you attend the hospital, the hospital doctors will make the referral to Dr. Kenny.
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Initial Consultation with Dr. Kenny
Imaging or other Diagnostics
Often further imaging such as Xray, CT scan, MRI or USS may be required. Blood tests or other special tests may be used in decision making.
Surgery or Non Operative Management
Dr. Kenny believes that all patients should be well educated about their condition and operative and non operative treatment options.
IF you are managed non operatively, Dr. Kenny will continue to work with your medical team to review and monitor your progress as is appropriate.
IF surgery is the best option then Dr. Kenny will provide you a detailed explanation of the procedure and what will be involved pre and post operatively. You can view educational video regarding different procedures here.
Surgery in Hospital
Dr. Kenny operates at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Dr. Kenny works closely with a team of Anaesthetists, expert nurses and other doctors to optimise your surgical experience.
Post Operative Care
Good post operative care will support you to get the best surgical results.
Dr. Kenny may refer you to other medical professionals in the team.
Post Operative Therapy and Rehabilitation
Depending on the nature of your surgery, Dr. Kenny will often refer you for post operative therapy. Dr. Kenny liaises closely with the team to keep track of your progress.
Post Operative Review
The first post operative review is usually at 2 weeks. Further appointments are made at appropriate intervals thereafter.
Please telephone Dr. Kenny’s rooms or contact him on his email at any time if you have concerns that you want to discuss.
If the issue is urgent, please attend the Emergency Department.