Mr Borowsky

  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Infiltration ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff surgery

Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky

GMC: 3158102

Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky is a leading consultant shoulder and elbow orthopaedic surgeon, based in Maidstone and Chatham, Kent. He qualified in South Africa and has been practising Orthopaedic Surgery for more than thirty years. His broad range experience in orthopaedics spans from having initially worked in the military with war, industrial and sport injuries, and later developed a service as a substantive NHS consultant for  upper limb trauma and more common conditions such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuff  injury, arthritis requiring joint replacement, tennis elbow and other conditions. He specialises in shoulder and elbow reconstructions and arthroscopies. On the non-operative side he offers ultrasound-guided joint injections and diagnosis. 

Mr Borowsky is also firmly committed to research and academia, some of which has been carried out as an honorary senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. At present, his research is focusing on shoulder fractures and the development of a shoulder replacement for this. In this regard, he was awarded a prize for best podium presentation at the British Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting; and has publications in this field in one of the foremost international shoulder journals. In addition to his clinical practice, research and teaching, Mr Borowsky also has more than 25 years of medico-legal experience. 

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Spire Alexandra Hospital (present)
    • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, BMI Somerfield Hospital (present)
    • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, KIMS Hospital (present)
  • Education

    • MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg (1982)
    • FCS (Orth), College of Medicine South Africa (1991)
    • M.MED (Orth), University of Witwatersrand (1995)
    • ATLS Instructor Training, Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, Level 1 Trauma Centre (1995)
  • Professional membership

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

    • Honorary senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Prizes and awards

    • Paul Calvert Prize for Best Podium Presentation at British Shoulder and Elbow Society

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • AC joint surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Broken collarbone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain syndrome
  • Elbow
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow replacement
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Fractured elbow
  • Fractured humerus
  • Fractured shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Ganglion or cyst
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Injuries diagnosis
  • Joint injections
  • Median nerve
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • Osteotomy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Second medical opinion
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • SLAP tear
  • Supraspinatus tendon tear
  • Surface prosthesis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic injury
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Wrist arthrodesis
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fracture
  • Wrist surgery

Make an appointment


  • Spire Alexandra Hospital
    Impton Lane ME5 9PG - Chatham
    (+44) 02071139451
  • BMI The Somerfield Hospital
    63-77 London Rd ME16 0DU - Maidstone
    (+44) 02071139451
  • KIMS Hospital
    Newnham Ct Way, Weavering ME14 5FT - Maidstone
    (+44) 02071139451


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How do people get frozen shoulder?

The majority of people who develop frozen shoulder do so for no known reason at all. Although the condition is usually self-limiting and the tightness in the shoulder spontaneously resolves to a large extent, it may take up to two years for the shoulder to heal. Mr Keith Borowsky talks to us about frozen shoulder and if a frozen shoulder could signal an underlying condition.

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Repairing the rotator cuff

Rotator cuff tears can occur naturally with age, with a 40% chance that a tear will occur when you’re 80 years of age or older (often asymptomatic). They also occur as a result of an injury. We asked shoulder and elbow surgeon Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky about rotator cuff tears and their recovery.

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Getting to grips with tennis elbow

Despite its name, tennis elbow is not just experienced by tennis players. In fact, tennis elbow, which is actually called lateral epicondylitis is a common condition caused by repetitive wrist extension and forearm supination movements. Over time, these movements cause micro-injuries to the tendons, resulting in what we know as tennis elbow. Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky, a leading shoulder and elbow surgeon, answers our questions about tennis elbow.

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