David’s condition started about 3 years ago and in early 2010 he saw an NHS doctor who told him surgery was the only option available at that time with a high chance of recurrence. He was advised he should wait until it got worse before he went for surgery. The NHS will not treat this condition until the angle of contracture meets their regulations.

As time progressed his conditioned worsened and his wife saw an article in a magazine about the Xiapex injection. After some research on the Internet David came to see Mr Harry Belcher, hand surgeon at The McIndoe Centre and had the Xiapex injection with the manipulation the following day.

He said, “There were a couple of days where the hand was feeling a bit tender and bruised but it soon cleared and now I am back playing the piano properly again. It feels really good and I am glad that I have been able to avoid surgery.”