About Max Horwitz - London Hand Surgeon

surgeon, training, medical school, doctor, examinations, paediatric hand specailist, child hand surgery, specilisation, MbCHB, FRCS, DipHand Surg, hand, wrist, sprain, fracture, nerve, tendon injury, ligament, congenital hand surgery, hand surgeon, wrist surgeon, wrist pain, wrist arthroscopy, scafoid surgery, cerebral palsy hand treatment, arthritis hand, carpal tunnel surgery, dupuytrens surgery, scafoid, wrist pain

Mr Horwitz was born in 1976 in Johannesburg. He was educated and trained in South Africa and London and was appointed Consultant Hand Surgeon in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2012.

Mr Horwitz's Orthopaedics and Trauma training was undertaken in London; he then travelled to a centre of global excellence in Sydney, Australia as the Pulvertaft Fellow of the British Society of Hand Surgery. On returning to London he undertook a fellowship in children’s hand conditions at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He also undertook an AO fellowship in Trauma in Salzburg, Austria. During these fellowships he received training in advanced techniques including, the management of complex hand and upper limb trauma, wrist and hand arthritis as well as the treatment of congenital hand deformity, complex nerve injuries and microsurgery.

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He has been awarded the BSSH postgraduate diploma in hand surgery and is a full member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the British Orthopaedic Association. He has published many book chapters and scientific papers related to hand surgery (see below).

He is married and has 2 boys and a dog. When not working he enjoys keeping fit and hiking amateur photography, supporting Saracens and South Africa rugby teams and sunny holidays with his family.



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Invited contributions:

Kassim M Maffulli N: Editors. Horwitz M: Contributor. FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics Exam: A guide to clinicals and vivas 2014. Kindle edition

Sri-Ram K: Editor. Horwitz M: Contributor. Hand and wrist surgery.
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: MCQs and EMQs for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) .Oxford University Press.

Briggs T et al: Editor, Horwitz M: Contributor. Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
Operative Orthopaedics, A Stanmore Guide. London 2009 Hodder Arnold.

Dhillon R: Editor, Horwitz M : Contributor. The Hand & Wrist.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Urgent Care University College London. London 2008 Middlesex University.

Marshall T: Editor, Horwitz M: Contributor. Wrist and Hand pathologies, Oxford Desk
Reference Rheumatology. Oxford, 2008 Oxford University Press.

Hughes R: Editor, Horwitz M: Contributor. The Hand. Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
London 2007. Middlesex University.

Hughes R: Editor, Horwitz M: Contributor. The Wrist. Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine.
London 2007. Middlesex University.

Haddad FS: Editor, Horwitz M: Contributor. Orthopaedic Trauma: A Systematic Guide.
London, 2007 Quay Books.

Wajed S, Green JSA: Editors, Horwitz M: Contributor. MD QBase Surgery 2:
MCQs in Basic Science for Surgeons. London, 2004 GMM Books.

Papers and Abstracts Published:

Hunter AR, Horwitz MD, Halsey TJ. Hand trauma always requires ring removal. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Dec;75(12):715

Hili S, Allan A, Horwitz M Subtendinous Fibroma of the Flexor Sheath in a Fifteen-Year Old Boy Presenting as a Painful Swelling of the Finger. Ann Orthop Rheumatol 3(4): 1060. 2015; December

Mitsakos A, Horwitz MD Hyaluronic Acid Injection in the Treatment of Small Joint Arthritis in the Hand. Which medical Device 2015; February.

Halsey T, Horwitz MD Modern Nerve Conduits for Peripheral Nerve Injuries. Which medical Device. 2013; November.

McArthur GJ, Horwitz MD. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Handheld Nerve Conduction Study Devices. Which medical Device. 2013; April.

Ali E, Horwitz M, Sorene E. Management of surgical conditions of the wrist.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2012 Apr;73(4):192-8.

Palti R, Horwitz MD, Smith NC, Tonkin MA. Early combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic
surgery in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. Hand Surg. 2011;16(2):155-9.

Shekkeris A, Horwitz MD , Ferris BD. One Stop Clinic for Minor Hand Surgery.
J One Day Surg 2010; 20: (3) (In press)

Klass D, Horwitz MD. Orthopaedic One Stop Clinic's. Feasible or fantasy?
Editorial : Br J of Hospital Medicine 2010;71 (5): 614-615.

Horwitz MD, Fox M, Owen-Johnstone S. Compartment syndrome of the knee extensor muscles
associated with brief vigorous exercise and subsequent surgical reconstruction. Injury Extra 2010; 41(1): 1-3.

Yam A, Mc Namarra P, Horwitz M. Biceps muscle trauma at birth with pseudotumour formation:
A cause of poor elbow flexion and supination in birth lesions of the brachial plexus.
J Bone Joint Br. 2009; 91-B:8 1086-89.

Horwitz M, Sorene E. Editorial: 'Bare below the elbows policies: unnecessary bureaucracy'.
Editorial : Br J of Hospital Medicine 2010; 71(3) :614-615.

Patel VP, Raptis D, Christofi T, Mathew R, Horwitz M, Eleftheriou K, McGovern PD, Youngman J, Patel JV,
Haddad FS. Development of electronic software for the management of trauma patients on the orthopaedic unit. Injury 2009; 40 (4): 388-396.

Mathews R, Raptis DA, Horwitz M, Eleftheriou K, Christofi T, Youngman J, Patel JV, Haddad FS.
Electronic software greatly improves the management of trauma patients. Injury extra2009; 39 (5): 159.

Horwitz MD, Awan S, Chatoo MB, Stott D, Powles D. An eight to ten year follow up study
of the Rotaglide Knee. Int Orthop 2009 Feb;33(1):111-5. Epub 2007 Dec 13.

MD Horwitz, S Awan, MB Chatoo, DJ Stott, and DP Powles. An 8-10 year review of the rotaglide total
knee replacement. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2008; 90-B: 328-329.

Horwitz M, Sreekumar R. Internet review of Unicompartmental Knee Surgery.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2005; 87 (6): 478-479.

Viegas M, Horwitz M, Awan S, Chatoo M. Systemic Mastocytosis diagnosed following bone
biopsy during total knee replacement. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 2005; 2: (2).

Teli M, De Roeck N, Horwitz M, Saifuddin A, Green R, Noordeen H. Radiographic outcome of vertebral bone
bruise associated with fracture of the thoracic and lumbar spine in adults. Eur Spine J 2005 Aug; 14(6):541-5.

Horwitz MD, Hanbury DC, King C. Renal artery pseudoaneursym following partial nephrectomy
treated with stent-graft. The British Journal of Radiology 2005; 78:161-163.

Horwitz MD, Jonas-Obichere M, Holme TC. Case Report: Hard to swallow, an unusual post operative
complication. Anaesthesia 2003; 58:600-601.

Horwitz MD, Howarth GR. Obstetric Implications of Female Genital Mutilation.
Continued Medical Education 2000; 18:618-621.

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