Zaf was great from start to finish! I came to him for a second opinion and I should’ve done it sooner. I was originally misdiagnosed, and on examination by Zaf it was found that I had a torn UCL, dislocated thumb and badly bruised bone. Really informative with genuine care and time to answer any questions I had. Highly recommend for any hand injuries!
Mr Zafar Naqui was very professional and approachable. His treatment ( injection in hand) was so successful I forgot which hand it was when going back for check up. Thank you Mr Naqui.
I had undergone scaphoid surgery at Salford Royal and despite the best efforts of the surgeons there my scaphoid was beyond saving. I was in immense pain and couldn’t move my hand when i went to see Mr Naqui. Now 3 months on my pain has completely gone and the movement is coming back. I would highly recommend seeking treatment with Mr Naqui.
Distal Radius Fracture
Just writing to say thank you again for taking care of me last week. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help. I don’t usually sit still for long and getting an injury that affects my career as well as climbing/cycling/swimming/mountaineering/etc was a real shock.
xxxx made a great call in saying you’d be the right person to go to and I feel really lucky to have had such a good patient experience. I would appreciate it if you could also pass my thanks on to the rest of your team, every person I met was extremely kind and professional.
H. Jul 2018
X-Ray Guided Injection
I attended the Alexandra Hospital for an x-ray guided steroid injection to my hand. The attention I received was excellent and I should be very pleased if you would convey my grateful thanks to Mr Naqui. It was a first class experience – Mr Naqui leads an extremely well organised team in a very relaxed and professional atmosphere.
Thank you all.
Anne H Jan 2018
Traoeziectomy for Thumb Arthritis
Dear Mr Naqui,
I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you and all your team for taking such excellent care of me before,during and following my Trapeziectomy+FCR Sling on the 14th.June 2017.
As you will recall,I had been suffering with osteoarthritis in my left-hand thumb for 4/5 years,but which deteriorated severely during 2015. Since late 2015,I had been having steroid injections elsewhere but which proved to give only temporary relief initially and then finally being of no benefit.
Since I was referred to you by my GP in mid-May 2017,I was particularly impressed by your obvious willingness to help me and your very kind efforts to fit me into your busy operating schedule only a few weeks later.
Following surgery,I was,as expected,in quite some pain which was treated effectively with pain killers. After some 12 weeks,the pain level had reduced considerably…
Following on-going massaging of the scar,together with regular physiotherapy,I am finding I can achieve improved movement each week and was able to start driving again 7 weeks after surgery.
Now,I am already able to carry our certain movements which I was unable to do before and feel confident that,as time goes on,I shall make a complete recovery.
I should mention that your Physiotherapy Manager,Laura Edwards,played a crucial role in my recovery and was extremely helpful,kind and patient throughout the 10 weeks she looked after me,for which I am extremely grateful.
As a 72 year old man,whose day-to-day activities and sleep were being badly affected by restrictions and pain before surgery,I can now look forward to many years of pain-free use of my left-hand.
With my sincere and grateful thanks.
JW Sep 2017
Just a short note to say how pleased I am with my recent treatment from you for my right hand Dupuytrens disease. Service has been excellent before , during and after surgery.
My finger is now straight and I feel sure there could not have been a better outcome. Thank you.
Mr G. Jones Sep 2017
Heading: Wrist Tendonitis
Experience: I just moved to UK from USA so I was stressed about my tendinitis in my wrist especially with my work (I travel a lot internationally). I shopped for doctors for a month before finally choosing Dr. Naqui. He understood my situation and was very accommodating. He made me feel comfortable in whatever choice of treatment we decided.
Outcome : I had to be in Asia for work 2 weeks post surgery, his team was amazing. They accommodated me and I was able to recover with none of my work deliverables suffering. Very happy. A month later I have started my return to gym, hoping to beat my personal best soon..
Anunay July 2017
Ganglion on left little finger
I wish to thank mr Naqui and his wonderful team on the operation to remove a ganglion from my little finger. I was treated as a day care and had a general anaesthetic. So i was discharged with painkillers, but the operation was such a success i was pain free. The scar has now healed and is barely visible and I also have full flexibility of my finger again. I cannot thank Mr Naqui enough for his professionalism and expertise, I would recommend him very highly to anybody with any hand complaint
Yours Paul W
Paul W June 2017
Carpal Tunnel Decompression
I had a Carpal Tunnel Decompression operation, performed by Zaf Naqui.
I was very nervous about the operation. Mr Naqui was very reassuring and explained everuthing and answered every question I had about the procedure. The whole operation from start to finish took 7 minutes would you believe?
My main fear about the procedure was the pain or being able to feel what was going on as your awake. I can honestly reassure anybody, who is hesitant, that there was none whatsoever and I was very surprised when he told me the procedure was over as I thought it would have took at least half an hour !!
I went back after 10 days to have my stitches out and to see how I was getting on. The wound was the neatest wound I have ever seen in my life.
I was given some simple exercises to do over the coming months to help with the flexibility, swelling and healing.
It’s been 10 months now since the operation and I’m pleased to say it was a real success. I don’t even have a scar as it was so neatly done. I would encourage anyone who needs the procedure to get it done as soon as possible. As the relief is instantaneous and well worth your hand being out of action for a couple of weeks. It was so simple and easy I am hoping to get my other hand done this year.
Attached are some photos of before during and after.
Crystal Feb 2017
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Throughout 2015 I had increasing pain in my right hand, which was eventually diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome.
My doctor prescribed ever increasingly strong pain killers, to little or no avail, as the pain woke me up, giving a broken night’s sleep for both me and my wife.
By now, the pain was excruciating…and I came to see you.
The operation seemed to take no time at all; was virtually pain free; and I was able to go home later that day, with a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts.
I subsequently saw your lovely physio who gave me a detailed programme of exercises.
..I am now pain free; sleep well at night; can use my right hand fully; and surprisngly have no trouble with my left wrist, and we are grateful to you and all your colleagues for all your care and attention.
With kindest regards,
Mr K Lloyd Nov 2016
Sports Testimonial from a North-West Top Division Club
Mr Naqui has been invaluable to us over the course of last season. He understands the demands and time restraints placed on players and medical staff within a professional sports club. There have been a number of cases when we have been able to call upon Mr Naqui’s expertise at short notice, and his interventions have been second to none, no matter the complexity of the injury. I always leave Mr Naqui’s consultations with a thorough understanding of a player’s injury and often some new information for my own development. Our players have also commented that they leave with an excellent understanding of their options and we have had very successful post-operative results that have allowed players to continue to perform to a very high standard.
Ruptured Radiocollateral Ligament
I injured my right thumb skiing, and was referred to Mr Naqui for surgical repair. This was definitely the right course of action for me. Mr Naqui has been utterly charming, caring and informative at every visit to see him.
My thumb is good as new, and I am able to resume a rather active lifestyle. He and Laura are both consummate professionals – up to date with the latest research, friendly and approachable. it has been a pleasure being treated by them!
Dr Carol P Oct 2016
Dear Mr. Naqui
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the very successful operation upon my hand for dupuytrens contracture and physio post op carried out.
As you had pointed out upon my first visit I did leave it until quite late and my last three fingers of my right hand had bent right over adopting a ‘claw’ like position which made both the carrying out of my work and day to day activities such as shaving etc very difficult and shaking hands with people quite embarrassing.
My hand is now totally normal and flat, functioning normally, I would say to anybody with the same problem, do not leave it until it was at the stage mine was get it sorted quickly, you do not need to put up with it.
I would recommend you and your teams professional services in a heartbeat and indeed for anything regarding hand or wrist problems.
David B Oct 2016
Wrist Pain / Wrist Arthrsocopy
Dear Dr Naqui,
I just wanted to thank you very much for the operation you performed on my wrist and hand on 24/09/16.
I realise it is still early days and my recovery will take a little while longer.
My personnel feelings though are that the procedure you performed has made an amazing difference already.
I can already now feel my fingers which were numb ang tingling before you operated.
I am so very pleased with the results in such a short recovery period.
I also feel I have most of my grip back without the pain I had pre-operation.
Anyway I just want to say I appreciate all your help with managing the recovery of what was a very painful and disabling condition before your intervention .
Mr Lawton Berry September 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
I had been dealing with pain and numbness that reached the point of interrupting my sleep and even though I was on painkillers it was getting worse.
I had experienced burning like sensation in my fingers and palm moving up my arm.My fingers were swollen and I was in pain when gripping and holding things. At some point, things were falling out of my hand.
When I was first examined by Doctor Naqui he suggested to go through the Carpal tunnel operation which I did and I am very pleased with the results.The whole procedure was painless under the anesthetic and I was instructed during the procedure to signal if I was in pain.I was not in pain. I have not experienced any more pain since the operation. There was a small wound about 3 cm long. In fact I was relieved I had it done, recovering without any side effects.
I am very pleased with Doctor’s Naqui work on my hand and it was well worth having the operation.
I would definitely recommend this operation as means of drastic relief of carpal tunnel syndrome pain.
Thank you Dr Naqui,
Maria S August 2016
I would like to thank Mr Zafar Naqui for the treatment I received by him and his team at the BMI Alexandra Hospital.
I had received a lot of bad information about this treatment from people saying how much it hurt and that it might not work. But my experience of the treatment and the result was well worth it. The pain is no more than a normal injection and I am not a fan of injections.
My wrist has been problem free since the procedure and if I needed it doing again I would not hesitate.
Thank you Mr Naqui.
K Hodge July 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger & De Quervain’s Syndrome
Dear Mr Naqui,
Thank you very much for giving me back the use of both my hands. I am very grateful for all your help. I feel fine now.
E B June 2016
Dupuytrens Disease / Contracture
By Autumn last year I had a ring finger, suffering from Dupuytren’s disease, which was inflexibly curved in a ‘u’ shape over my palm which made use of the hand extremely awkward.
Mr Naqui operated on my hand in November. This operation was extremely successful and by the end of January my finger was perfectly straight and had normal speed of response and range of movement. The whole of my palm and finger has normal touch sensitivity and without any pain.
It is a delightful outcome and I would recommend all patients to persevere and use the split as instructed and not feel tempted to stop using it. It is an important ingredient to the straightening of the finger into a normal position and it is a great temptation to stop using it after a short time.
Andrew S March 2016
Mucous Cyst / Ganglion
Mr. Naqui performed an excision of my cyst, located in the joint of my left thumb. I had been referred to him after experiencing ever increasing difficulty in using this most essential of joints. The cyst would also be painful if knocked or overused.
Mr. Naqui performed the operation under local anaesthetic, in about 20 minutes.
I have today, just been for a review and been able to tell Mr. Naqui that my thumb is back in full working order. Highly recommended if you have similar problems.
David. Aged 60 – Feb 2016
Wide Awake Hand Surgery for Dupuytren’s Disease
I visited Mr Zafar Naqui with Dupuytren’s disease which had affected my little finger resulting in it being permanently bent double. The measurements taken showed this was a serve to moderate condition which affected my little finger with a 90 degrees bend at the MCPJ and 60 degrees bend at the PIPJ. My little finger was not usable and just got in the way of my hand.
I underwent a needle fasciotomy with a wide aware surgery procedure under local anaesthetic. This procedure was very quick and I just had to wear a hand splint for a few days afterwards. The small wound in my hand had healed within a week and I was able to straighten my little finger and use my hand normally. I was very surprised at how quickly I had recovered and now after two weeks I am using my hand totally normally with the condition resolved. I have some minor pain in my hand which is subsiding every day.
I found Mr Naqui to be very professional and approachable and a fantastic surgeon, who with this procedure has enabled me to get back to normal activities in an amazing time. I would like to thank him for his skill and attention and his commitment in resolving my condition.
Mr John Walters B.Sc. (Hons) – Feb 2016
Removal of tumour/lump
“I am writing to you regarding the procedure you carried out on my right index finger…The whole experience at the Alexandra Hospital was very reassuring and calm, something I needed as a nervous patient! I was admitted and shown to a lovely room. All the staff assisting you were very professional and you showed me twice what you had done to my finger!! You then dressed my finger….I personally am so happy with it and have had no problems at all and would like to thank you for all your help…Please pass on my thanks to all your team and especially to you thank you very much”
PW – Jan 2016
“Within minutes of meeting Mr Naqui and his Hand Therapist, Laura, I found myself put at ease and relaxed by the level of comfort, reassurance and confidence that the operation would be a success.
From admission through to discharge on the day of the operation (I seem to have missed only an hour of my day sedated at 0900 and awake by 1000) the staff were wonderfully reassuring and supportive.
Nothing was too much trouble in fact my visit was probably more comfortable than some hotels I have experienced in the past.
3 weeks later I have almost recovered normal use of my hand…
I entered Spire hospital full of trepidation having been frustrated for 12 months with a little finger that was curling over and becoming increasingly inconvenient not to say painful and embarrassing. To be honest, I can’t thank Mr Naqui and Laura enough two people at the top of their game.
Why I waited so long or was so worried I know not. In fact I’m looking forward to having the left hand done now.”
Mr IK, Director Bury FC – Jan 2016
Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
“Mr. Naqui treated my wrist and thumb with injections…just a quick nip into theatre and all done. What a miracle, pain and swelling gone. So pleased..”
Mrs S – November 2015
“I wish to express my deep gratitude for your good care for my finger and your gentle injection.I am well and completely cured.”
Mr SK – September 2015
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
“Mr Naqui, may I say how delighted I was at the treatment I received whilst I was under your care for my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The events from first consultation through surgery to final discharge were excellent.
Thanks to your detailed explanation of events during the surgery, I had no concerns about having the operation. The staff and nurses were helpful and kind, the hospital very clean and inviting.
Mrs M W – June 2015
“Words cannot express my gratitude for your kindness and wonderful care for my mother. Your skill and bedside manner are just exceptional! Thank you again so very much! “
Dr C – March 2015
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
“Dear Mr Naqui , I would like to thank you and your wonderful team (especially Laura) for the fantastic treatment on my hand (Carpal Tunnel Decompression) which I have received from you all and for the kindness and reassurance shown to me whilst I was having surgery. Many thanks”
Ms JE – Feb 2015
“To Mr. Naqui. I felt I must write this note of thanks and appreciation to you and your dedicated team of staff for the excellent result of my hand operation. The scar is hardly visible. I consider myself very fortunate to have been the recipient of your expertise, skill, care and attention. My most grateful thanks. “
Mrs T Dec 2013
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
“Dear Mr. Naqui. I have recently been under your care and I am writing to thank you for your help. Unfortunately my condition had been wrongly diagnosed and my experience had been painful and distressing. Thankfully you immediately recognised the condition and set me on the right path to help manage and subsequently rid me of the symptoms. So please accept my thanks for the care and the speedy diagnosis and treatment arranged for me. “
Mrs W – July 2014
“Dear Mr. Naqui. I had a very complicated fracture fixed…thankfully I have regained the movement/function in my hand/wrist and was able to go back to full time work in June. Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for the treatment, care and kindness given. Thank you to all the team.”
Mrs C – July 2014
“May I just take this opportunity to thank you for doing such a fantastic surgical procedure on my fractured wrist, which I know was a very serious injury and required the very best of medical and surgical expertise. I received the very best of care and attention. Again many thanks for getting me back to normal.”
Mr F – July 2014
“Dear Mr Naqui, Thank you very much for the excellent treatment that you provided along with Laura. My fingers are pretty much back to normal now, which is fantastic.
Ms Z – Dec 2013