Dr Keith Bush

Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Physician
Qualifications: MBBS MD(Lond) FFSEM(UK)
Dr Keith Bush
Dr Keith Bush is a leading Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Physician. Book an appointment with him at The London Clinic.
The precise diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain
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After qualifying at the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1978, Dr Bush studied with James Cyriax to become an orthopaedic physician.

He conducted a number of studies on the use of injection techniques in the management of spinal pain throughout the 1980s and 1990s publishing in peer-reviewed journals such as ‘Spine’ and was awarded his Doctorate by London University in 1992. His research has been cited almost 700 times in over 130 international peer-reviewed journals.

He has been in private practice in Harley Street and The London Clinic since 1983.

He held Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgical posts at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, for teaching purposes, in 1994 and 1995 and has been on the GMC Specialist Register since 1996.

He was an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College from 2002-2005 and elected a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise medicine in 2007.

He  lectured on the annual London Imperial Spine Course between 1996 and 2015, was President of The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine from 2006 – 2013 and is on the Editorial Board of ‘Spine’.

More information

  • The precise diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Thoracic spinal pain
  • Hip and thigh pain
  • Elbow, wrist and hand pain
  • Knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Image guided spinal injections - the angiography suite at The London Clinic provides a superb resolution which contributes to both safety and efficiency of these injections
  • Nerve root blocks under X-ray control
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injections under X-ray control
  • Facet joint injections under X-ray control
  • Limited tennis elbow release
  • Prolotherapy - these injections, which promote ligamentous growth, help stabilise the spine and work hand in glove with a rehabilitation programme, under physiotherapy guidance at The London Clinic, to improve core stability
  • Peripheral joint and soft tissue injections - these injections reduce inflammation and therefore pain, providing a window of opportunity for the physiotherapists at The London Clinic to rehabilitate the patient back to normal function
  • Squash (RAC Open, handicap, veteran’s and vintage champion)
  • Waterskiing (Princes International Veteran’s Slalom Champion)
  • Motorcycling (British Endurance Motorcycling Champion)

The safety and efficiency of performing cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injections under fluoroscopic control on an ambulatory/outpatient basis.

Authors: Bush K, Mandegaran R, Robinson E, Zavareh A
Year: 2020

Management of the Painful Shoulder. The Practitioner Vol 227: 1155-63

Author: Bush K 
Year: 1983

Runner's Injuries: Their management and prevention. Pulse Mar 23: 60-1

Author: Bush K
Year: 1985

Subcutaneous tenotomy in the management of lateral epicondylitis. J Orthop Vol 12, 1:18-19

Author: Bush K
Year: 1990

A controlled study of caudal epidural injections of triamcinolone plus procaine for the management of intractable sciatica. Spine 16: 572-75

Authors: Bush K, Hillier S
Year: 1991

An investigation into the pathomorphological changes which accompany the resolution of sciatica. MD Thesis, University of London

Author: Bush K
Year: 1991

The natural history of sciatica: A prospective study with independent radiological review. Spine 17: 1205-12

Authors: Bush K, Cowan N, Katz D E, Gishen P
Year: 1992

Lower back pain and sciatica: How best to manage them. Brit. J Hosp Med Vol 15, No 5

Author: Bush K
Year: 1994

Back care: What to do and when to refer. Brit J Therapy and Rehab. Vol 2, No 3: 1127-32

Author: Bush K 
Year: 1995

Epidural injections in the management of lower back pain. Lumbar Spine Divisions Vol 2 Ed: Prof Richard Porter, World Scientific 

Author: Bush K
Year: 1996

The outcome of cervical radiculopathy treated with periradicular/epidural corticosteroid injections: A prospective study with independent clinical review. Euro Spine J. 5:319-25. 

Authors: Bush K, Hillier S
Year: 1996

The pathomorphological changes that accompany the resolution of cervical radiculopathy: A prospective study with repeat magnetic resonance imaging. Spine 22, 183-6.

Authors: Bush K, Chaudhuri R, Hillier S, Penny J
Year: 1997

Conservative treatment of cervical disc diseases. Bailliere's Clinical Orthopaedics. Vol 12 No : Ed: Prof Hughes S P F, Tindall B. The Cervical Disc 215-29

Author: Bush K
Year: 1997

Differential diagnosis of buttock/thigh pain. Capital Doctor. Issue 23: 22-3

Author: Bush K
Year: 2003

Differential diagnosis of neck and shoulder pain. Capital Doctor. Issue 40: 16-7

Author: Bush K
Year: 2005

Epidural injections. Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Ed: Hutson & Ellis, Oxford University Press: 405-11

Author: Bush K
Year: 2005

Scinitigraphy in Diagnosing Neck Pain. J of Orthop. Med Vol 29, No 1: 10-13

Author: Bush K, Inklebarger J
Year: 2007

What would you do with your Disc Herniation? Editorial: J of Orthop. Med Vol 29, No 2: 41

Author: Bush K
Year: 2007

Subcutaneous Tenotomy in the Management of Lateral Epicondylitis. IDF News. 45-46

Author: Bush K
Year: 2014

Epidural injections. Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2nd Edition. Ed: Hutson and Ward. Oxford University Press. 568-74

Author: Bush K
Year: 2016

Successful outcomes following transforaminal epidural steroid injections for C4/5 cervical disc prolapse associated with profound neurological deficit. European Spine Journal, 5021-9

Authors: Bush K, Meir A
Year: 2017

The safety and efficiency of performing cervical transforaminal steroid injections under fluoroscopic control on an ambulatory/outpatient basis. European Spine Journal 29:994-1000

Author: Bush K, Mandegaran R, Robinson E, Zavareh A
Year: 2020

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