Dr Ben Kenny


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 a highly skilled team, and together they are committed to providing an exceptional standard of care to all their patients.

Dr. Ben Kenny

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACS, FAorthA

Dr. Ben Kenny is an experienced Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Upper Limb and Trauma surgery. He consults and operates privately at Greenslopes Hospital and has a public appointment as an Upper Limb specialist at Ipswich Hospital.

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Ben completed his Orthopaedic training through the Hunter New England Training Scheme. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and obtained two subspecialty Fellowships, in Upper Limb Orthopaedics, and Upper Limb and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Kenny takes pride in maintaining his knowledge and surgical skills and ensures that he stays abreast of important medical innovations. Dr Kenny is known for his interest in medical technology and is the founder and co-director of a medical software and device company “Precision AI”.

Dr. Kenny has an ongoing interest in medical education and is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, the University of Queensland and is an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor at Bond University. He enjoys the challenge of teaching medical students, junior doctors and Orthopaedic trainees. Dr. Kenny is also actively involved in medical research and has presented and published on numerous topics.

Areas of special interest:

  • Upper limb; Shoulder, Elbow and Hand
  • Upper and Lower Limb Trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Sports
  • Arthroplasty
  • Deformity correction
  • 3D printing
Qualifications, Awards, Memberships, Research
  • Qualifications
    • 2016 Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship, Gold Coast Hospital

      Australian Orthopaedic Association Accredited Fellowship

    • 2016 Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Fellowship, Coastal Orthopaedics

      Australian Orthopaedic Association Accredited Fellowship

    • 2016 Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    • 2016 Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
    • 2006 Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery

      University of Queensland, Brisbane

    • 2002 First Class Honours in Anatomy

      University of Queensland, Brisbane

    • 2001 Bachelor of Science

      University of Queensland, Brisbane

  • Awards
    • 2017 Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor Bond University
    • 2017 Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
    • 2017 Senior Lecturer Griffith University
    • 2015 Head Registrar of Hunter New England Training Scheme
  • Memberships
    • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
    • Member of Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
    • Member of Australian Medical Association
    • Member of Queensland Hand Surgery Society
    • Member of Queensland Shoulder Society
    • Member of Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
  • Research
    Current Research Areas
    • Kenny B, Bateman E, Negus J.
      Endosteal plate fixation for surgical neck of humerus fractures: surgical technique and cadaveric study.
    • Kenny B, Cundy, W.
      Comparison study of biceps strength post distal biceps tendon repair: Arthrex endobutton and interference screw versus anchor repair. Daniella L, Kenny B, Tan E S, Taylor F.
    • Mansour D, Mansour KG, Kenny B, Attia J, Meads B. 
      Driving with a short arm cast in a simulator.
      Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (2015) Dec;23(3):327-30.
    • Abson S, Kenny B, Rahim R, Benz D, Hellman J. 
      Can visual aides influence rehabilitation and length of stay following knee replacement? A randomized controlled study.
      Orthopedic Reviews (2015) 7: 57-58.
    • Neptune D, Estens JL, Kenny BW, Broadhead ML.
      Pathologic fracture of a giant cell tumour of the patella.
      Journal of Grand Rounds (2014) 14: 1–5.
    • Gupta S, Kenny B, Brumby J, Burton J, Maloney S.
      Group A Streptococcus and Hepatitis – Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.
      Journal of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (2008) 4(3): 295-299.
    • Cool SM, Kenny B, Wu A, Nurcombe V, Trau M, Cassady A, Grondahl L.
      Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) composite biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration: in vitro performance assessed by osteoblast proliferation, osteoclast adhesion and resorption, and macrophage proinflammatory response.
      Journal of biomedical material research. Part A. (2007) Sep 1;82(3):599-610.
  • Presentations
    • 2016 – Queensland Hand Society, Gold Coast.

      CT assessment of scaphoid fractures: reformatting along the conventional plane versus scaphoid plane.
      Kenny B., Ngo D., Taylor F., Thomas M., Tan E., Bindra R.

    • 2016 –  Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, Darwin.

      Surgical Neck of Humerus Fractures and Endosteal Plate Fixation.
      Kenny B., Bateman E.

    • 2016 – Depuy Johnson and Johnson, Ethicon Meeting.

      Wound Management.
      Kenny B.

    • 2012 – Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Meeting, NSW.

      Synthesis of a Novel Biomimetic Bone Scaffolding.
      Kenny B.

    • 2008 – Queensland Transfusion Forum, Gold Coast.

      Transfusion Use at the Gold Coast Hospital.
      Kenny B, Brumby J.

    • 2004 – 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Brisbane.

      Development and In Vitro Testing of a Biodegradable Bone Scaffold.
      Grondahl L, Lutton C, Kenny B, Cool S, Cassady A, Trau M.

    • 2003 –  Australian Society for Biomaterials, Brisbane.

      Macrophage and Osteoclast Interactions with Bone Biomaterials.
      Cassady A, Kenny B, Grondahl L, Cool S, Hume D, Trau M.

  • Media