Professor David Warwick

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MD, FRCS, FRCS (Orth), Eur Dip (Hand Surgery)

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor David Warwick at Spire include:


Other treatments


  • Fractures- wrist, fingers, scaphoid, forearm
  • Dislocations
  • Lacerations
  • Ligament ruptures

Nerve conditions

  • Tingling fingers
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Radial tunnel syndrome
  • Lacerations

Sports injuries

This is a particular interest based upon his experience with many elite athletes and players across a broad range of sports

  • Arthritis
  • Painful and swollen thumbs, wrists, fingers
  • Steroid injections
  • Joint replacements – wrist, ulnar head, finger,
  • Joint fusions- partial, total
  • Rheumatoid and other inflammatory disorders


  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Xiapex/collagenase
  • Needle fasciotomy surgery
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Ganglions
  • Tumours
  • Nodules
  • Simple elbow conditions
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Biceps tendinopathy

What I do not treat:

  • Children
  • Complex elbows
    Microsurgical conditions

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Professional profile

I am the senior hand surgeon in Wessex. with my NHS practice based at the regional teaching hospital at the University Hospital Southampton. I hold the European Diploma of Hand Surgery which is the highest European qualification available in hand surgery. I am surgeon to Southampton Football Club and have looked after many elite athletes. My hand clinic is based on constant technical practice, education and reflection to ensure I can provide the most up-to date, safe and appropriate care.

I am specialised in hand and wrist conditions. I have particular experience in Dupuytren's disease (to include Xiapex), arthritis, sports injuries, wrist joint problems and nerve problems (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel and rarer conditions) Please see these websites for details and www.collagenase

When you come to my hand clinic, I will do my best to diagnose your problem, learn about what you want and help you decide what is best for you. I will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each potential treatment. Although surgical treatment might be needed, wherever possible we try safe and simple non-operative treatments such as therapy and injections.

I have a very large surgical experience over 18 years of consultant practice. Nevertheless, I will always consider and discuss non-surgical options with my patients.

I am on the editorial boards of the Bone and Joint Journal, Journal of Hand Surgery, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and Italian Hand Journal.

As a professor, I have the opportunity to teach, research, write and attend postgraduate meetings which give unrivalled opportunities to remain informed and current. I have written dozens of research papers and book chapters and learned articles on hand surgery. My teaching, research, and international reputation were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an honorary professorship in 2013. My NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award.

Clinical Interests

Hand surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Wrist surgery
Upper limb surgery

Private contact details

Private secretary Rachel Hecks
Private secretary fax 023 8025 8446
Private secretary email


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Qualification and professional memberships

BM / University of Southampton / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine
Basic Medical Degree

Professional memberships

Fellow, British Orthopaedic Association
Member, British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Professional leadership

Executive Committee, International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Member, British Orthopaedic Association Medicolegal Committee
Member, British Orthopaedic Association Education Committee
Honorary Secretary, British Society for Surgery of the Hand (2013-2016)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

Professor, University of Southampton

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Research and Publication


Journal of Hand Surgery

Bone and Joint Journal

Italian Hand Journal

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons

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Personal Profile

I spend my spare time with my wife and children, travelling, cycling my mountain bike with friends and watching movies.

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc

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