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Mr Keith Borowsky

Professional Description:

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Qualifications:

MBBcH (Wits), F.C.S. (Orth.), M.Med. (Orth.)

Address:
Spire Alexander Hospital, Impton Lane Road, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9PG


Kims Hospital, Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FT
Area of work:

Kent & Nationwide

Details

Mr Keith Borowsky is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been practising orthopaedics for over 35 years, including 29 years experience as a consultant, 14 of which were spent as a Substantive NHS Consultant during which he also acted as Lead Clinician and Head of Clinical Governance.

His current main activities and positions are:
1: CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON :
at: The Spire Alexandra, Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery ( Kims)

2: DIRECTOR SUBOW LTD
A company dealing with research into  shoulder replacement prosthesis for severe fractures of the shoulder and other shoulder and elbow dilemmas

3: MEDICO- LEGAL CONSULTANT
With a combination of personal injury and negligence work.

Mr Borowsky has a long standing practice in shoulder and elbow surgery but also practices general Orthopaedics. He has a broad range of experience in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery and a strong interest in the academic as well as the practical side of the discipline. His specialist interest is Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery and the development of improved treatment pathways for shoulder fractures.

Mr Borowsky has been involved in medico-legal reporting for over 28 years, undertaking personal injury and road accident reports. He offers standard full reports as well as short reports and provisional opinions. He also offers expertise on existing reports where cases are in limbo because diagnosis is unclear. Mr Borowsky can also provide a therapeutic service - particularly for upper limb problems. This would include the conservative side with ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound guided injections, backed up by a physiotherapy unit skilled in work and sport rehab, often led by Mr Stuart Unthank MRACP. If conservative treatment is not sufficient arthroscopic or open reconstructive surgery would be suggested.

Mr Borowsky has research interests in fractures of the proximal humerus and injection techniques of the shoulder. In previous years he has centred research in Brighton Medical School; where he has acted as an instructor to Orthopaedic registrars in courses on open surgery of the shoulder. He has primarily researched a new prosthesis for fractures of the shoulder. His research work gained the Best Podium Presentation at the British Shoulder and Elbow Society and has also been published internationally in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Mr Borowsky has regular medico legal appointments on a Thursday at the Kims hospital or Friday at the Spire Alexandra and aims to provide a turnover of reports in approximately 2 weeks after client interview and receipt of all documentation - preferably received in pdf format.

He also offers expertise on existing reports where cases are in limbo because diagnosis is unclear. Where necessary a therapeutic and diagnostic service before final prognosis is offered particularly for upper limb problems. This includes ultrasound diagnosis and ultrasound guided injections, backed up by a physiotherapy unit skilled in work and sport rehabilitation often led by Mr Stuart Unthank (MRACP). Using this route the need for and chance of improvement with surgery can be assessed.

Training

Mr Borowsky trained in Johannesburg South Africa. He spent 2 years in the South African defence force with extensive exposure to war wounds, industrial and sport injury. After qualifying he spent 2 years as head of Orthopaedics in a teaching hospital, 1yr as a consultant in New Zealand, 5 years in a level one trauma centre and the 14 years as a substantive NHS consultant where he acted as Lead Clinician.

Membership

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA); British Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Society (BESS); South Thames Shoulder and Elbow group

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