On Wednesday 29th June 2011 Mr Warwick appeared on Channel 4’s Live from the Clinic. This innovative, interactive live series comes from the Embarrassing Bodies team and is aimed at educating patients about their medical conditions from the comfort of their own home.
On Wednesday’s programme we saw Mr David Warwick, who specialises in hand and wrist surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital, perform a carpal tunnel release on 49-year-old Beverley Taylor.
Beverley has been suffering with pins and needles and pain in her hand and arm for some time, causing difficulties in her day to day life and keeping her awake at night due to the pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is quite a common condition which can cause anything from mild discomfort to severe pain. Mr Warwick explains “If CTS is recognised early it can usually be successfully treated. However, if it is left untreated it can lead to chronic weakness of the hand, numbness and nerve damage”.