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.
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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Academic Research and Publications
- The Bone and Joint Journal
- The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Injury Journal
- BMJ Action Sets
- British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Sri-Ram K: Editor. Horwitz M: Contributor. Hand and wrist surgery. Postgraduate Orthopaedics: MCQs and EMQs for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) . Oxford University Press 2012.
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:
Shah DS, Middleton C, Gurdezi S, Horwitz MD, Kedgley AE.The importance of abductor pollicis longus in wrist motions: A physiological wrist simulator study. J Biomech. 2018 Aug 22;77:218-222.
Shah DS, Middleton C, Gurdezi S, Horwitz MD, Kedgley AE .Alterations to wrist tendon forces following flexor carpi radialis or ulnaris sacrifice: a cadaveric simulator study. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Jan 1
Welman T, McKean AR, Duggan E, Rahman SM, Moore LSP, Horwitz M. Tetanus 'Quick Stik' - is the NHS missing a trick? Injury. 2018 Apr 19. pii: S0020-1383(18)30198-0. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.04.011. [Epub ahead of print]
Williams J , Wharton R, Peev P ,Horwitz M. Acute flexor tendon injury following midshaft radius and ulna fractures in a paediatric patientTrauma Case Reports 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcr.2018.04.001
Plonczak AM, McArthur GJ, Goldsmith N, Horwitz M. Hand Therapist Led Follow-up for Paediatric Hand Trauma - a Retrospective Study of 139 Closed Hand Injuries.Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2017 Dec 30;19(6):531-536. doi: 10.5604/01.3001.0010.8044. PMID: 29493526
Shah DS, Middleton C, Gurdezi S, Horwitz MD, Kedgley AE. The effects of wrist motion and hand orientation on muscle forces: A physiologic wrist simulator study. J Biomech. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0021-9290(17)30314-7.
Mohammed S, Butler DP, Horwitz MD, McConaghie G. Picture perfect. Royal College of Surgeons Bulletin. 2016 ; 98(7):314-315x
Butler D, Murray A, Horwitz MD. Hand manifestations of neurological disease: some alternatives to consider British Journal of General Practice 2016; 66; 331–332.
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 MD, Sorene E.. Management of surgical conditions of the wrist British J Hospital Medicine 2012: 73(4): 192 - 198
Newman S, Horwitz MD, Gupte C. Minerva Image. BMJ 2011;343
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.
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
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.
Presentations and Posters
Shah D.S., Middleton C., Gurdezi S., Horwitz M. & Kedgley A.E. Does extensor retinaculum excision affect wrist muscle forces? 8 th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB). Dublin, Ireland. 2018
McKean A, Macneal P, Rahman S, Horwitz M. Rapid Microbial diagnosis in hand and upper limb infections. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Spring scientific meeting. Cardiff, UK. 2018
Watson A, Horwitz M, Smith G. A Surgical Audit of the Outcomes of Postaxial Polydactyly Treatment Over 2.5 year Period . Edinburgh 2017 & Hong Kong 2018
Shah D.S., Middleton C., Gurdezi S., Horwitz M. & Kedgley A.E. Surgical reconstruction following trapeziectomy. Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting. San Diego, USA. (Poster) 2017
Johal K, Smith G, Horwitz M. The use of 3D imaging to assist in the planning of upper limb surgery in paediatric patients. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Spring scientific meeting. Munich Podium 2017
Goodwin T, London, Johal K, Kjerrstrom A, London; Middleton C, Horwitz M. Fund or Flex: An Audit of Collagenase use for the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease Across NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Spring scientific meeting. Bath UK. Podium 2017
FOR THE TREATMENT OF DUPUYTREN’S DISEASE ACROSS NHS CLINICAL COMMISSION Lutterodt C Horwitz M. Chelsea and Westminster Osseointegration: A new era for digit reconstruction using specially designed prostheses. FESSH Hungary 2016
Shah D.S., Middleton C., Gurdezi S., Horwitz M. & Kedgley A.ESurgical reconstruction following trapeziectomy. Engineering the Upper Limb, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). London, UK. 2016
Johal K, Smith G, Horwitz M. The use of 3D imaging to assist in the planning of upper limb surgery in paediatric patients The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Spring scientific meeting. Cardiff UK. Poster 2016
Middleton C, Horwitz M, Eckersley R. Collagenase Use: A Survey of BSSH Members The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Spring scientific meeting. Cardiff, UK., Presentation 2016
Shah D.S., Middleton C., Gurdezi S., Horwitz M. & Kedgley A.E. Novel wrist joint simulator. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Autumn scientific meeting. Cardiff, UK. (Podium)2016
Shah D.S., Middleton C., Gurdezi S., Horwitz M. & Kedgley A.E.Role of flexor carpi radialis and ulnaris in wrist motions: significance in tendon transfer. The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Autumn scientific meeting. Cardiff, UK. (Poster) 2016
Horwitz MD. How I integrated PROMS into my private practice. British Society for Surgery of the Hand April 2016
Plonczac A, McArthur G, Horwitz MD. Hand therapist lead follow up for paediatric hand injuries American Association for Hand surgery Jan 2016
Ruston J, Bassett O, Eckersley R, Pearce R, Rajeswaran G, Katsarma E, Horwitz MD. Ultrasound guided percutaneous annular pulley release for trigger finger. American Association for Hand surgery Jan2015
Ruston J, Yuen I, Hanna J, Pearce R, Owers K, Bremner smith A, Rajeswaram G, Horwitz MD. The utility of ultrasound for detecting Stener lesions in Ulna Collateral Ligament injuries. American Association for Hand surgery Jan2015
Hilli S, Fu B, Watson D, Kinali M , Horwitz M. Ponseti Clubfoot Clinic as a screening tool for distal arthrogryposis. 2nd International Symposium on Arthrogryposis. St Petersburg 2014.
Wordsworth M, Hunter A, Sharma R , Pearce R, Rajeswaran G, Horwitz MD. Botulinum Toxin for Cerebral Palsy as an outpatient procedure. FESSH 2014, World Symposium Congenital Hand 2015
George J, Horwitz MD, Effect of ethnicity and religion on the perceptions of Congenital hand disease. European Paediatric hand meeting 2014.
Angullia F, Horwitz MD, Smith G. Ulna polydactyly - does this warrant investigation? World symposium on malformations of the hand and upper limb. January 2012.
Angullia F, Horwitz MD, Smith G. Ulna polydactyly - does this warrant investigation? American Society for Hand Surgery Meeting. September 2011.
Angullia F, Horwitz MD, Bulstrode. Maintaining up to date medical records how good are we? RSM John Glyn Prize Audit meeting. August 2011.
Shekkeris A, Horwitz MD, Ferris BD. Rapid access clinic for hand surgery. ISSH-BSSH combined meeting India. November 2008.
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. ISHIMR (International Symposium For Health Information Management Research October 2008.
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. British Trauma Society. October 2007.
Gartner L, Horwitz M, Remedios D. Economic impact of shoulder ultrasound for rotator cuff injuries. European Association of Radiologists' Management in Radiology. October 2006
Horwitz MD, Chatoo MB, Awan. A ten year follow up of the Rotaglide Knee. Review of the long term results in a meniscal bearing knee arthroplasty. BASK 2006.
Alevrogiannis S, Horwitz M, Briggs T,Cannon S ,Hua J,Blunn G. Uncemented Primary Total Hip Replacement in young patients, using Custom Made (CAD-CAM) femoral stems. Mid term results Greek Orthopaedic Society. October 2005.
Horwitz MD, Awan S, Chatoo MB, Powles D. “A ten year follow up study of a meniscal bearing knee.” North West Thames Registrars Papers presentation, St Mary’s Hospital; London. September 2005
Horwitz MD, Mahaffey PJ. “A flow chart for the acute referral of hand injuries to specialist surgeons. British Society for Surgery of the Hand April 2004
Horwitz MD, Jonas-Obichere M, Thompson HH, Holme TC. “The role of routine cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a District General Hospital” .East Anglia Regional Surgical Meeting. May 2003.