Dr Kim Latendresse


Dr Kim Latendresse is a respected orthopaedic surgeon with internationally recognised sub-specialty expertise in treating conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow.






Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Thumb And Wrist Arthritis
Arthritis Base Of Thumb
Dupuytren’s Disease
Various Wrist Conditions

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Thumb And Wrist Arthritis
Arthritis Base Of Thumb
Dupuytren’s Disease
Various Wrist Conditions


Surgery for Thumb and Wrist Arthritis
Surgical Correction of Dupuytren’s disease
Endoscopic & Open Carpal Tunnel Release
Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
Trigger Finger Release Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Painful Wrist Ganglion
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Distal Radius Fractures
Surgery for Acute Scaphoid Fracture & Grafting For Non-union
Wrist Arthroscopy


With more than 20 years of experience, he is renowned across South East Queensland as a highly-skilled orthopaedic surgeon committed to best-in-class patient care. Additionally, he has completed hand and upper extremity fellowship training in Canada and Australia. After being a staff surgeon at one of Canada’s busiest trauma hospitals, he has been practising on the Sunshine Coast since 2006.

Dr Kim Latendresse listens to patients’ concerns, evaluates the impact of their condition and provides a recommended treatment plan individualised to their needs and expectations.


Dr Latendresse completed his medical degree and orthopaedic surgery training in Canada, initially qualifying as a surgeon with Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2000, a certification he actively maintains. He then trained for a year at the internationally recognised Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario, where he gained expertise in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He gained further experience in hand and wrist surgery for an additional year at the prestigious Hand Surgery Fellowship at Sydney Hospital and St Luke’s Private Hospital in Sydney NSW. Dr Latendresse practiced at one of Canada’s busiest trauma hospitals in Montreal from 2002, before relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 2006. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, after passing examination, in 2009.

Dr Latendresse maintains a keen interest in teaching the future generation of orthopaedic surgeons, including being one of the Trainee Supervisors at SCUH and NGH, and being a regular faculty member on the AO Trauma Basic and Advanced Principles of Fracture Management courses.

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If you are a patient experiencing pain or discomfort in the hand, wrist or elbow, request a consultation to find out how Dr Kim Latendresse can help.

Start your journey to recovery by speaking to your health practitioner for a referral today.