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.
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 CDMs 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
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
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
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.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.
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. JTJT
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