Mr Keith Borowsky

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBCh (Wits), FCS (SA) (Orth), MMed (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Keith Borowsky at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Professional profile

I have been practising orthopaedics for 31 years and have been a consultant for 24 years, working in both academic institutions and in private practice. I offer expertise for all shoulder and elbow arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures, as well as conservative non-surgical management with ultrasound guided injections and specialised physiotherapy. Over 14 years as a substantive consultant at Medway Maritime Hospital, I established a shoulder and elbow service for both arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures and acted as Clinical Lead Clinician and Head of Clinical Governance for the department. I then took sabbatical Leave to develop private research and am now developing a shoulder replacement for fractures.

I have a broad experience in orthopaedics but specialise in both conservative management with ultrasound guided injection and both arthroscopic and open surgery.

I currently perform about 200 procedures per year across the various procedures I practice in and divide my time between clinical work and research.

In addition to my clinical work I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School where I have performed extensive mechanical studies on fractures of the shoulder that have been the basis of acceptance of two articles in the International Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. The first article outlines an interpretation of the current problem with shoulder replacement for fractures. This article also won the prize for Best Podium Presentation at the British Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting. The second article outlines a potential solution.

I also practice in the Medico-legal field and have both interest in injury compensation and medical negligence.

I particularly enjoy working with the team at Spire Alexandra Hospital and my patients in the quest for reliving pain and restoring function.

Clinical Interests

Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Sports injury
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports medicine
Soft tissue injury

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

Professional leadership

I am the leader, designer and coordinator of an initiative to develop a new shoulder replacement implant for fractures of the proximal humerus (shoulder). This is a challenging problem that particularly affects elderly women who tend to have osteoporotic bone. Treatment of these fractures is internationally recognised as an unsolved problem in Orthopaedics.

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Current NHS posts

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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Personal Profile

Personal interests. Classical music, Piano, Mathematics, 3D software. 

Languages spoken.  English, French, Afrikaans. German and Hebrew.

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Financial Interests

Owns 100% of an Ultrasound scanner he uses at the hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662822/662845
Private secretary Jan Roberts
Private secretary telephone 01634 662832

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