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Kenneth P. Butters, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (32 patient reviews and ratings)

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Upper Limb Orthopedics, Repair & Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow & Hand

“When it comes to my medical approach, I strongly believe in discussing your diagnosis, surgery, treatment, and alternatives with you in a one-on-one consultation.”

Education and Training

  • Fellowships: Hand Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 1978-1979; Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 1980-1981
  • Private University Practice: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX, 1979-1980
  • Residency: University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 1974-1978
  • Military: Captain, United States Air Force, 1972-1974
  • Medical School: University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY; Medical Doctorate, 1971
  • Undergraduate: University of Louisville, KY, Bachelor of Arts, 1968


  • Licensed by the Oregon, Kentucky, and Texas State Boards of Medical Examiners


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • Mayo Elbow Society

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician and surgeon since 1981


Louisville, KY

Favorite Activities

In my free time, I enjoy cycling, cooking, and developing the Eugene branch of OHSU Medical School.

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“I worked as a Disability Evaluator for the State of Oregon for many years. I had access to medical reports from most of the Orthopedists in the State, giving me a perfect position to compare outcomes of their treatments. Dr. Butters stood out as far and away the most effective orthopedic surgeon in the area of shoulders and hands, so when I needed treatment for my own arthritic symptoms, it was an easy decision to call him. Before I retired in 2001, I had painful nodes on my fingers and was having great difficulty typing. Dr. Butters fused the distal joint of my right index finger, giving me complete relief of the pain to this day. He injected my shoulders some time ago, (long enough that I have forgotten the date), also with complete relief. My most recent treatment was bilateral steroidal injections in my first carpal-metacarpals, (thumb-wrist joints) in September of 2016, and three months later, I am still enjoying the resolution of my pain. Would I recommend him? In a heartbeat! Thank you, Dr Butters!”
– Linda L.
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