Welcome to the website of Mr Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon working in London.
Maxim Horwitz is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon in the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he leads the paediatric hand surgery service. He is also an Honorary Consultant for the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary's Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Stanmore.
Privately he runs specialised clinics for adult and paediatric patients across central and NW London. He offers hand and upper limb trauma management, tendon and carpal tunnel surgery, fracture fixation as well as the very latest techniques for many conditions. He treats all age paediatric patients from babies to teenagers and adults with hand and wrist trauma to congenital lesions and neuromuscular conditions. He has founded The Hand Doctor Practice which will offer a private-patient hand surgery service 5 days a week.
Since the start of the Covid pandemic Mr Horwitz sees patients both face-to-face in selected clinics AND via video consultations for vulnerable and shielding patients (in line with Public Health England & BMA guidance). He is approved by the main health insurance providers for both options. Please contact the office 0208 150 8290 to discuss making an appointment.
Maxim Horwitz works with top teams and athletes to help recover from injury and return to peak performance as soon as possible - from Olympic athletes to Premiership footballers, International cricketers, boxers, rugby players and many others. He also works with many professional musicians.
Some of Mr Horwitz's recent testimonials can be found here. His full CV is available to view here.
All private clinics are run in association with other specialists - Hand Therapists, Neurophysiologists, Radiologists, Rheumatologists, Anaesthetists, and fellow Surgeons - to ensure that patients have the best and broadest expertise available to help them.
A recent patient story from Mr Max Horwitz’s NHS practice has featured in the national press. Read more here https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/naiole-caldas-missi-pianist-chelsea-westminster-hospital-paris-b1000239.html
Mr Horwitz regularly posts on his Twitter profile, which you can scroll through below:Tweets by maximhorwitz
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 where he is the clinical Lead. 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.
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 (BSSH) and the British Orthopaedic Association and is also a member of the the BSSH Council. 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.
Here are a few recent (anonymous) testimonials from Mr Horwitz's patients and colleagues:
“A big thank you to Mr Horwitz and his team for their care and attention in their treatment plan for my finger injury. After a thorough investigation and injection I managed to avoid an operation and the pain has eased dramatically. Thank you once again for providing a first class service”
— tendon injury patient May 2018
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mr Horwitz - I am so delighted with both operations and wish I had had them done ages ago. Please would you pass this on to him - so often people do not bother to say thank you! It really was so easy and painless and if there is anyone who I know has this problem, or indeed any hand problem, I will point in his direction immediately!”
— carpal tunnel patient, early 2018
“Dear Karen, This morning I saw Mr. Horwitz, who did the manipulation of my hand (following my collagenese injection earlier this week). Could you, please, be so kind as to convey to him my thanks for the admirable way it was done. Not only the actual procedure and the accompanying explanations and instructions for the coming days, but also his kind and caring way of communicating with his patient made us happy and grateful. Kind regards”
— Xiapex patient, early 2018
“Thank you sir for your attention and prompt action. My wife and father-in-law spoke highly of you both for your concern and attention given to my son K. If he ever plays professional basketball you will surely be partners with that hand My family & wife and I will be for ever grateful to you both. GOD bless you all”
— parent, injured child 2017
“Dear Karen Could you thank Mr Horwitz on my behalf for the op performed last Tuesday. It all looks very neat and my hand is soon going to wake up; having been asleep for hundred days & years like Sleeping Beauty. The hand physio gave me excellent treatment today too. Thank you”
— carpal tunnel patient, 2017
“I’d like to thank Mr Horwitz for his diagnosis and recommendation for physiotherapy, which I have already started. I found him to be professional, friendly and reassuring, and would very happily recommend him to anyone with a hand-related injury.”
“I have been under the care of Mr Horwitz to surgically manage implant/tendon complications following emergency ORIF surgery that I received in France to treat distal radial and ulna fractures of my right forearm after a fall last September.”
“........ I still have more work to do with the physios, but just in advance seeing him next week I thought he would be pleased to see the below clip/photos- doing the 2 things I love most again today - surgery (as a vet) and piano playing. I remain forever in his debt, and am eternally grateful for his expertise, the support of his hand team, and to yourself for your prompt action and understanding in organising emergency appointments for me over the phone, both whilst I was travelling back from France, and when I developed further complications when Mr Horwitz was away. I am so truly grateful to you all for giving me my hand function back. ”
— wrist fixation patient, 2017 (veterinary surgeon by profession)
“....i broke my wrist in a bike accident last year.... the flexibility in my wrist has come back nearly 100%. I managed to go through an entire 90 minute advanced yoga class the other day and didnt feel uncomftable once. This is all down to the incredible service, expertise and support i received from Mr Horwitz and my brilliant physiotherapist. Thanks so much ...”
— wrist fracture patient, 2016
“Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I would also like to thank you for being such a decent guy; you treated me like an actual person AND gave me the use of my right hand again. Your care and kindness was appreciated so much...”
“.... The comment about press ups in my most recent clinic letter really got me motivated so please see the attached clip!! I am most grateful for your handiwork Max. Thank you so much ... I would be most honoured to have my video on your website to show people how well you can do if you do your exercises.”
“Wanted to say a belated Thank You for the amazing work on my wrist (I was the lady who broke her wrist when 32 weeks pregnant last summer). I’m back racing triathlons on it and strength wise in the pool it’s feeling as good as new. I’ve qualified for the European Masters open water in Slovenia in Sept and don’t even doubt it’s strength in the bun fight that is the start of open water races! I remember asking you when I’d be able to do press ups again...incase it’s useful for other clients, my first (knees down) press ups were around 10/12 weeks post surgery. The only thing that feels a bit weird with it still is tricep dips.”
— wrist fixation patient, late 2017
“Thank you to you (Karen) and Mr Horwitz for your exemplary teamwork in looking after XX both clinically and administratively - it has made it all so easy. XX absolutely loved Max......”
“We just want to thank you so much for being so kind to us and looking after XX with such care. Your attention to detail, your empathy and ability to communicate with us the parent, with the staff as well as the child so brilliantly made the whole experience totally traumaless. Thank you so much. We hope we never have to need your expertise again, but if there was a next time; there would be no hesitation to trekking half way across London again. Have a lovely summer break, Warm regards ....”
“Dear Mr Horwitz I am so thrilled that I am able to hand write this letter to thank you so very much for making this possible.... you have given me a gift. I appreciate all you have done - you have enabled me to have a normal life. Sincerely XX XX”
“Hi Maxim, Thanks for your letter of congratulations which was lovely to receive! We were happy to go home with our medal and felt that we performed to the best of our ability. Thanks for seeing me urgently before the Games and all your help and patience. It was a pretty stressful time for me! We absolutely LOVED our time in London and the whole Olympics for us was an incredible experience from the actual competing, to the volunteers, to the closing ceremony we enjoyed all of it. Thanks again!”
— International Athlete, Olympic Games London 2012
“Thank you both again for the treatment and follow up physiotherapy. Very efficient process and collaboration. Playing tennis again so all good.”
“Thank you so much for taking such terrific care of XX. Even though it was such a hard time you made it much easier for us as you were so reassuring and caring. Thank you so much, All the best .....”
“Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again for showing such a caring and can do attitude to my mother recently when she fell and hurt her hand and wrist. A* service from start to finish, I will certainly recommend you to my friends.”
“... Just a brief note to say thank you very much for operating on my wrist and after care. I was in shock after my fall in India and fracturing my wrist. When we first met you were reassuring, kind and professional. You took the time to explain and informed me that my wrist will never be as before (as it was broken in a million pieces!!) - 50% would be a good result. Even with this odds, i felt safe and reassured that you will be doing the best for me before going into the operating theatre. Once again many thanks .....”
“Thank you and Mr Khoo for excellent attention yesterday. Ganglion site much reduced and comfortable.”
“I have been today to see my doctor in Madrid following the hand surgery i had last week..... I take the chance to thank you for looking after me so well and also thank you on behalf of Dr XX for the very detailed information you have provided on my discharge report. Kind regards...”
“Dear Mr Horwitz, I just wanted to say a big thank you and let you know that as both myself and XXC were successful at getting ST3 orthopaedic numbers in London on our first attempts this year. You have a 100% success rate as a clinical supervisor! Many thanks again for your advice and help last year....”
To book an appointment with Mr Horwitz, please contact the office 0208 150 8290 and speak with one of the team - Jahlan, Shifra and Karen. Meet the team.
Karen Gold manages the office and has worked for Mr Horwitz since he started up in private practice. Jahlan, Shifra and Karen can take clinics bookings and take payments. Karen manages, arranges surgery scheduling, invoicing as well GP, Radiology and hospital liaison.
Appointments for all Mr Horwitz's clinics can be made via the office team on 0208 150 8290 or alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also book directly with the following clinics by calling the numbers below.
Hospital St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - website
60 Grove End Road, London NW8 9NH
c/o Hand Doctor Office 020 8150 8290
Clinic schedule: Thursday morning (adults and paediatrics)
London Hand and Wrist Unit at Platinum Medical Centre, Wellington Hospital - website
15-17 Lodge Road, St Johns Wood, NW8 7JA
020 3214 3617 OR 020 3733 6667
Clinic schedule: Thursday afternoons (adults and paediatrics)
The Bupa Cromwell Hospital - website
164-178 Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW5 0TU
020 7460 5700
Clinic schedule: Wednesday afternoons (adults only)
Fortius Clinic - website
17 Fitzhardinge Street, Marylebone, W1H 6EQ
0203 195 2442 option 1
Adults and children
Clinic schedule: Alternate Tuesday mornings
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - website
369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9TU
Mr Horwitz has not run private patient clinics at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Hospital since start of Covid pandemic.