"One of his strengths is his ability to think beyond the problem and look at the bigger issue: why the injury occurred in the first place".
Mr David Goodier qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 1985 and has worked there and at St Bartholomew's Hospital as lead consultant for trauma orthopaedics for 15 years, and as Head of Department for 3 of those years. The Royal London is the home of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, giving him an unparalleled experience of the management of the most severely injured patients.
It was this experience that led to an interest in the management of 'problem fractures' including complex fracture patterns, non-unions, multiple injuries and infected fractures. He has pioneered Limb Reconstruction treatment using the Ilizarov and other external fixators, and is a member of council of the British Limb Reconstruction Society as well as lecturing throughout the UK and the world on these techniques.
His interest in the overall management of trauma extends to Sports Injuries through which he sees many high level and professional athletes for knee, foot & ankle problems. He performs arthroscopic and ligament surgery on both the knee and the ankle joint, as well as other lower limb and foot surgery.
He still teaches regularly on Sports Medicine courses, and is a key member the multidisciplinary Sports Medicine team at The London Independent Hospital which includes Consultants in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Rheumatology, Podiatry, Radiology and Physiotherapy. Mr Goodier also sees patients requiring soft tissue knee surgery, with meniscal tears, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, lower limb deformity and general lower limb musculoskeletal complaints