Mr David Goodier, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr David Goodier is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Princess Grace Hospital, having previously been a Consultant at the Royal London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals. His special interests include sports injuries to the lower limb, joint arthroscopyInspection through an endoscope of the interior of a joint., as well as the management of complex fractures, non-union and post-fracture deformities. He has pioneered limb reconstruction surgery in the UK through the use of the Ilizarov frame and other external fixators and he lectures worldwide on these techniques.

Qualifying from the Royal London Hospital in 1985, Mr Goodier has been a Consultant for 15 years. During this time he was the Lead for orthopaedic traumaA physical injury or emotionally painful event. at the busiest level one trauma centre in the UK, and the home of London's Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Medical Association, the British Limb Reconstruction Society, the British Trauma Society and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Personal treatment philosophy: Orthopaedic surgical management is not always an operation. The patient should always be given enough information to empower them as an equal partner in their treatment.

  • Ankle Arthroscopy: Treating ankle injuries with keyhole surgery

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    The tissueA group of cells with a similar structure and a specialised function. that forms the lining of the ankle joint (articular cartilage) can be damaged by impact from falls or by twisting injuries to the foot. This damaged lining can float around in the joint as a ‘loose body’, or it can be a flap still attached to the rest of the cartilage. In more severe cases there may be a piece of bone also damaged beneath the surface (called an ‘osteochondral defect’ or OCD). These conditions (amongst others) can be treated by keyhole surgeryA type of minimally invasive surgery. (arthroscopyInspection through an endoscope of the interior of a joint.) to the joint using a small (3.5mm) tube with a miniature video camera as well as small operating instruments in the joint.

  • Ankle ligament surgery

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    Ankle ligaments are commonly sprained by twisting injuries, causing pain and swelling. Commonly, ligament injuries respond to a brief period of rest and support from external strapping or bracing, followed by a progressiveContinuously increasing in extent or severity. strengthening and balance retraining regime from a physiotherapistA healh professional who specialises in physical therapies, such as exercise, massage and manipulation.. Sometimes however, the ligaments can heal slack, leading to recurrent ankle sprains and an unstable ankle joint. If this instability continues, there is a chance of damaging the articular surface lining the ankle joint, leading to premature arthritisInflammation of one or more joints of the body..

  • Diagnosing and treating knee ligament injuries

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    This article describes the anatomy of the knee and explains how common ligament injuries occur. It then goes on to outline the different treatment options that are available.

  • Lower leg pain after exercise

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    Leg pain is a common feature in people who undertake regular sports, and can be an unnecessary cause of worry. Often relatively straightforward interventions can get people back to high level sporting activities. Pain in the lower leg can arise from a number of causes including 'Exercise Induced Leg Pain', 'Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome' and 'Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome', commonly referred to as shin splints.

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