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Mr Maxim Horwitz, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialist Details
Full name

Mr Maxim Horwitz


MBChB FRCS (Orth) Dip Hand Surg


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


Orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Site specialisation

Elective and congenital hand surgery, adults and paediatric

Site specialisation 2

Hand surgery only

Clinical interests

Hand and upper limb trauma including fractures and tendon injury, arthritis of the hand and wrist including ganglion management, congenital hand surgery, sports injuries, tendon injury and dysfunction (triggering), nerve surgery (including carpal tunnel syndrome), dupuytrens surgery and the treatment of hands in people with cerebral palsy, brain and spinal cord injury.

Background Information

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 traveled 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 and the British Orthopaedic Association. He has published many book chapters and scientific papers related to hand surgery. 
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.

Languages spoken

English, Dutch

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: alt amTue: alt amWed: Thurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified




NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster


Honorary Consultant St Mary's Hospital

Research interests

How patients can return to sports and hobbies in a safe and speedy manner after hand and wrist surgery. Comparing different techniques of finger fracture fixation to differentiate which one provides the best function.

Key published papers

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


Media coverage

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