Consultant Profile

Mr Keith Borowsky

Mr Keith Borowsky MBBCh (Wits), FCS (SA)(Orth), MMed (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Elbow surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Upper limb surgery
    • Wrist surgery
Special clinical interests:

Shoulder ; ultrasound guided injections, •  Frozen shoulder • rotator cuff impingement  and  tears • biceps tears • Acromioclavicular arthritis • Shoulder dislocations • Shoulder replacement for arthritis • Shoulder fractures • Open and arthroscopic shoulder procedures • Tennis elbow • Golfer's elbow • Cubital tunnel syndrome • Biceps tendon rupture • Elbow ligament instability • Elbow fractures • Elbow replacement for arthritis • Open and arthroscopic elbow procedures • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Tenosynovitis of thumb and fingers • Trigger finger • Ganglions • Fusions for arthritis • Arthroscopic and open wrist procedures

Research interests:

Hemi Arthroplasty Replacement for Complex Fractures of the Shoulder
Ultrasound Injections
Orthopaedic Joint Fusion

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 1999. Lead clinician Orthopeadics at Medway Martime Foundation NHS Trust  in 2011.

Honorary Senior Lecturer Brighton and Sussex Medical School BSMS from  2010

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS)
South East Shoulder and Elbow Group (SETSEG)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01634 662822/662845
Private secretary:
Mrs Jan Roberts
Private secretary telephone number:
01634 662812
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he has been practising orthopaedics for the past 31 years. His Orthopaedic training included 2 years experience in the South African Defence Force with industrial, motor vehicle, sport and war injuries, in addition to the usual academic training circuit. (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Orthopaedic circuit)

His experience as a consultant spans 23 years, working in both academic institutions and private practice in South- Africa, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has a broad experience in Orthopaedics. Over the last 15 years as a Substantive Consultant at Medway Maritime Hospital, he has established a shoulder and elbow service for arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, together with GP colleagues and specialist practitioners for conservative care, and specialist registrars and junior surgeons.

In shoulder surgery itself, he has both national and international connections, and has hosted two live surgery congresses at Medway, with visiting surgeons of international standing, to demonstrate and discuss the more complex problems. Besides regular shoulder and orthopaedic meeting attendances, presentations and review of cases, he enjoys visiting international centres to both discuss directly with colleagues, as well as observe different treatment philosophies.

After serving as Lead Clinician and Head of Clinical Governance in Orthopaedics, he has taken Sabbatical leave from Medway Hospital to further private research, mainly into shoulder replacement for fracture. This is an area internationally recognised as an unsolved problem. It particularly affects those with osteoporotic weak bone, and so our elderly female population feature significantly here. This is both challenging and exciting. His work has been recognised nationally (best podium presentation at British Shoulder and Elbow Society), and internationally (published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.)

He holds an Honorary Senior Lectureship post at Brighton and Sussex Medical School where he has acted as an instructor for Orthopaedic registrars in courses on shoulder surgery.

He has also been involved in medico-legal reporting for the past 20 years.

Personal profile:

Personal interests
Classical music, Piano, Mathematics 

Languages spoken
English, French, Afrikaans. German and Hebrew

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Mr Keith Borowsky

Mr Keith Borowsky Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Chatham, Kent, private hospital specialist.

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