Dear David

I just wanted to let you know how my wrist was doing. Since I last messaged you I can now say my wrist is fully healed. I was still careful in the gym and at work, however like you said after each week it got better and better! The big test for me was to play tennis again, and I did that last Friday. It felt absolutely fine.

So I just want to say how grateful i am for your time and expertise! You’re a legend! I will definitely be recommending you in the future! Thank you!

GM

 

GM - Oct 2017

Dear Prof .David Warwick

It is now four weeks since my Carpal Tunnel Release surgery that you carried out.

I just wanted to record my sincere thanks to you for the professional and compassionate way that you treated me from my first consultation through to my final appointment. The surgery was a total success with the numbness relieved immediately and had it not been for the necessary dressing, I would have been using my hand normally within days without any discomfort, in fact I was never in any pain. The wound is so neat that so soon after surgery the scar is barely visible.

Once again many thanks for getting me back to normal so soon.

Kind regards
Pete Spacagna

Pete Spacagna - Aug 2017

Dear Professor Warwick,

I am the Midwife with the Bennett’s Fracture who came to see you privately and you kindly gave me lots of reassurance and wrote it all down for me which has been a great help to me.

Before the year is out I want to thank you very much for the generously reduced invoice to which I responded immediately. You are a most kind and compassionate Doctor and I am so relieved I was referred to your care.

With my gratitude,

Ms CD

Ms CD - Jan 2017

Dear Mr Warwick,

I thought I would just drop you an email to let you know how my wrist is after my arthroscopy at the end of January this year.

You did say to book another appointment for 6 months’ time after my last visit but to be honest I don’t feel it is necessary as my wrist feels completely repaired.

It feels great and as much as you dislike road biking I am pleased to say I did manage to climb the Stelvio pass two days in a row with no pain and I have also swept the cobwebs off the mountain bike and done a little of the SDW, also pain free. On a slightly more disappointing note, I can easily lift pots and pans and carry laundry baskets. 🙂

I’m absolutely thrilled and just wanted to say thank you, you are an amazing surgeon and will highly recommend you wherever I can.

KH, 25 October 2016

alexdanson

Just 5 months before the Rio Olympics, I ruptured the main ligament in my thumb. This was repaired by Professor Warwick; his surgery and the Hand Clinic’s rehabilitation team were so meticulous and so tailored to my specific sport that I recovered quickly enough to win a gold medal with our team.   Alex Danson, Women’s GB Olympic Hockey Team. Gold Medal Winners Rio 2016.

Alex Danson

Women’s GB Olympic Hockey Team

A few years after receiving successful hand surgery from Mr. Warwick for Dupuytren’s contracture I found that my other hand was rapidly succumbing to the same problem and so again went to see him at Southampton Hospital. This time he offered the ‘alternative’ treatment of using Xiapex, an enzyme fasciectomy, a much simpler approach requiring just two short visits, the first for injections of the enzyme and the second for an amazingly simple manipulation with no pain what-so-ever, resulting in just a little temporary swelling and bruising. The result was astounding, with the straightening being immediate, and within a few days I was able to use my hand as if I had never had the problem. Within a month I was once again able to be the artist I am, holding pencils easily and able to do very detailed work, plus regaining the strength to hold such tools as I need to live a life which involves a great deal of gardening. At the age of 66 I had wondered if this was lost to me, but now it’s as if I had never had the disease at all. I found the experience so very easy to go through, the service was above all friendly and caring and I would have no hesitation in recommending him, his associates, and this form of treatment to anybody suffering this problem.

DC

I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you have done in restoring functionality to my right hand following the surgery you performed late last year to replace the deep flexor tendon in my little finger. As you know I had experienced a less than optimal result from the earlier surgery (performed by another surgeon), and also some post-operative complications, which had left me with much-reduced functionality of my right hand in my everyday life, from handwriting to simple chores such as opening jars and bottles or lifting saucepans. It had also severely affected my ability to ride horses and compete in dressage at a national level.

Until I met you I had mostly made up my mind to endure the difficulties I was experiencing, rather than facing a possibility of exacerbating them by further surgery. However, your professionalism and the clarity in the way you explained medical matters to me inspired me with confidence to place my faith in you.

I am very pleased to say my faith was not misplaced and I have been amply rewarded with virtually full functionality being restored to my right hand; I couldn’t be more delighted with the result, thank you.

Meriel Sommers

Feb 2017

I first met Professor Warwick shortly after he joined Southampton University Hospital, when he operated on the Dupuytren’s Disease in my left little finger (pinkie if you are Scottish!). This was quite complicated, requiring a skin graft, an overnight stay in hospital and my hand in a sling for a couple of weeks. Some years later I had a similar problem on my other hand: on 8th January 2014 I had a Collagenase injection and on 13th January my little finger was manipulated. This was not very painful: I had no need for pain killers and was back on the tennis court four days later, with the racket in my right hand. I have been given hand exercises and wear a plastic finger shield overnight. Six weeks after the injection my finger is painless and almost straight. What an improvement since my my previous treatment, which had put me out of action for two to three weeks.

Mrs EB

A few years ago I sought treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease & the only choice was surgery both invasive & inconvenient and as such decided to delay this treatment. Recently I was made aware of a procedure using an Xiapex injection being available & my GP referred me to Mr David Warwick. I had the first injection on 13th June with a follow up a couple of days later for manipulation & a referral to a Physio for simple exercises, which I carried out implicitly. A further consultation with Mr Warwick on 21st Aug proved very positive, confirmed by these before & after photos which show how successful the procedure has been. I am delighted with the result. – Jenny Watson 27 August 2012. Before and afer shots of Jenny Watson’s hand.before&after

Mrs JW

Hello Professor, I believe the 1st February 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the operation you carried out on my right elbow. You fitted a replacement radial head to my right elbow. In January 2006 I was a Police Inspector with Hampshire police and commuting to and fro the Isle of Wight, I was using a push bike on the land and the Red Jet on the water. It was whilst traveling one morning to catch the Red Jet in Southampton that I fell off my push bike and smashed my elbow. You operated on my elbow a few days later.

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During my recuperation I was given physiotherapy to try and recover as much mobility as possible. During my meetings with you it was stressed the operation was a little bit of an unknown and you could not guarantee a full recovery or for how long the head would last. Another time my wife, Corinne, and I informed you it was our 25th wedding anniversary that year and when we got married we intended visiting Zakynthos for our honeymoon, but were unable to go as we had to pay for car repairs, then we went on to have 4 children so never did go to Zakynthos, but as the children were now adults and we could afford it we were treating ourselves to our Zakynthos honeymoon for our 25th anniversary. We had the flights, a villa and car hire booked. You were concerned driving on their roads might damage the joint and told us we could not go. The other meeting I recall was as I neared the end of my physio, I entered your office and you had Peter the physio and a couple of other gents in the room as well, you told me I could not return as an operational police officer because of the risk of damaging the joint. I never knew why those other men were in the office but have always suspected you thought I might react badly as I was passionate about my job. Well as I say it is 10 years since the operation. I returned to work and was office bound for a few months but did return to front-line duties as a police officer. As an Inspector I was not going to be on the street most days and when I was it was as a manager, I made sure I looked after the arm. Corinne and I had our honeymoon on Zakynthos but we waited until our 30th anniversary, we booked the same villa we had booked and cancelled 5 years previously and judging by the car we had possibly the same car. I have since retired from the police and now work as the licensing manager for Southampton City Council. I have continued to ride my bike to and fro work when practical, thankfully with no more spills of note. My arm still has almost full dexterity and causes me very little pain, in fact at present is my better am as I have developed tennis elbow in my left arm. I just wanted to let you know I am extremely grateful to you and your team. I appreciate the injury could have seriously impacted upon my life but thanks to you it did not. The arm is still going strong and shows no sign of failing. If you want any other feed back I am more than happy to assist. Once again thank you very much and I hope this little update provides you with a little boost. You deserve the praise. All the best
Mr PB

Following my appointment with you this morning I again want to thank you for carrying out surgery on my hand transferring the tendon from my little finger into my thumb. When I agreed to the procedure you said it would be the first time you had tackled this particular tendon transfer but I am so pleased I agreed to have it done. After over a year of disability, from originally a simple wrist fracture, I feel I can now look forward and get on with life. I not only want to thank you for your surgical skills but also for your kindness and constantly keeping in touch with my physiotherapist with updates for exercises etc and encouragement for me. 

Thanks again. JT

JT

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