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Professor David Warwick
MD; BM; DIMC; FRCS; FRCS(Orth); Eur Dip Hand Surg
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Hand & Wrist Surgery


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Professor David Warwick is a senior Hand Surgeon in Wessex. He has been an NHS Consultant at University Hospital Southampton for over 20 years.  He is also Visiting Hand Surgeon to the States of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey. He is Club Surgeon to Southampton Football Club. He is qualified with the European Diploma of Hand Surgery. UK His teaching, research, and international reputation were rewarded by the University of Southampton with an Honorary Professorship in 2013. His NHS contribution has been rewarded with a Bronze Clinical Excellence award

When you come to Professor Warwick's Hand Clinic, he will do his best to diagnose your problem, learn about what you want and help you decide what is best for you. He will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each potential treatment. Although surgical treatment might be needed, wherever possible the Hand Clinic tries safe and simple non-operative treatments such as therapy and injections. Professor Warwick’s  Hand Clinic is based on constant technical practice, education and reflection to ensure the most up-to-date, safe and appropriate care. As a Professor, David has the opportunity to teach, research, write and attend postgraduate meetings which give unrivalled opportunities to remain informed and current. 


His approach to practice and delivering the best for my patients is centred on a team effort. When you contact the Hand Clinic, the personal assistant Rachel will make an appointment to suit you. A dedicated Hand Therapy team will provide very thorough support. If you need surgery then our anaesthetists will explain everything to you and make the procedure perfectly safe.


He was a bronze donor for the University of Southampton Centre for Cancer Immunology. He has supported a child at the Albella Children’s home in Northern India for many years. He is an Advocate for Trinity, a charity for the homeless in Winchester.

David is always happy to respond to a telephone call or email at any time to discuss any aspects of your care.

Visit www.handsurgery.co.uk for more information.

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Medical Procedures

  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Xiapex (Collagenase) Injection
  • Percutaneous needle fasciotomy
  • Dupuytren fasciectomy
  • Dupuytren Dermofasciectomy
  • Wrist replacement
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Partial wrist fusion
  • Wrist fracture repair
  • finger fracture repair
  • Trigger finger release
  • de Quervain’s release
  • tennis elbow release
  • golfer’s elbow release
  • wrist arthroscopy
  • osteotomy radius
  • ganglion excision





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Special Interests

  • Joint replacement (hand)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • distal radio-ulnar joint
  • Rheumatoid hand 



David Warwick was born in 1962 and attended Southend High School for boys in Essex, where he obtained A grades in Latin, Greek and Ancient History Advanced Level studies, before reading Medicine at Southampton Medical School (1980-86).


 David Trained in basic surgery in Bristol and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1989. He then specialised in Orthopaedics Surgery fort he next seven years as a Registrar on the South West Regional Training Scheme. He qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon (FRCS Orth) in 1996 and then underwent highly specialised Hand Surgery training in Oxford and Sydney Australia. 

Additional qualifications are the Diploma of Immediate Medical Care (1988), Doctorate in Medicine (1995) and  European Diploma in Hand Surgery (Gold Medal)  (2004)


David is a leader in National and International Hand Surgery. He is British Society for Surgery of the Hand President for 2020; he has recently finished as Secretary of the BSSH and Executive Committee Member of the European Hand Society.  He now sits on the Executive Committee of the International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand.