Mr Keith Borowsky

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • is not fee assuredNot Fee assured

This healthcare professional let us know that they are currently available for:

    • Face-to-face consultations
    • Phone consultations
    • Video consultations

Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow

About me


Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he has been practising orthopaedics for the past 35 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 27 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 15 years as a Substantive Consultant at Medway Maritime Hospital, he 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 took 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.)

As an Honorary Senior Lectureship at Brighton and Sussex Medical School 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 27 years.

Areas of interest

• Shoulder ultrasound guided injections • Frozen shoulder • Shoulder tendonitis and impingement • Rotator cuff tears • Shoulder biceps tears and tendonitis • 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 • Open and arthroscopic elbow procedures • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Tenosynovitis of thumb and fingers • Trigger finger • Ganglions • Fusions for arthritis • Arthroscopic and open wrist procedures

Medical secretaries

Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr Keith Borowsky has worked with Dr Pavol Palcovic at the following hospitals:

    • Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)
About me
My outcomes
My qualifications & training
My private practice
Consultant's practices
Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • T6800

    Delayed or secondary repair of tendon (including graft, transfer and/or prosthesis) (not otherwise specified) - (1-5)

    Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • T7910

    Open subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair +/- excision of distal clavicle - (1-5)

    Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

  • W3032

    Removal of fixator/frame/pins/wires and change of plaster - (1-5)

    Spire Alexandra Hospital (1-5)

Report this page Edit details

The information contained on Finder is submitted by consultants, therapists and healthcare services, and is declared by these third parties to be correct and compliant with the standards and codes of conduct specified by their relevant regulatory body. Bupa cannot guarantee the accuracy of all of the information provided.

You can find out more about the information on Finder and our website terms of use.