Personal profile

David has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at Northampton General Hospital since January 2001, with a specialist interest in the lower limb.

He qualified from The Royal Free Hospital, London in June 1990 having also undertaken a BSc at St. Mary’s Hospital.

His specialist Orthopaedic training was based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore and he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in May 1999.

David completed a fellowship in arthroplasty and sports medicine at SPORTSMED.SA, Adelaide, South Australia. The fellowship involved the treatment of patients with hip and knee arthritis, with operations using a range of different implants to suit the patients’ needs. Athletes from a diversity of sporting backgrounds were treated. Knee ligament and “cartilage” injuries were particularly common and SPORTSMED had a national reputation for the treatment of these conditions.

Research included investigating the biomechanical properties of ACL grafts and the development of heterotopic ossification after hip replacements.

His work is divided between NHS commitments and his private practice. This involves both primary and revision (redo) joint replacement of the hip and knee. David has a special interest in knee ligament, meniscal and chondral injuries. He looks after an ever increasing number of children/ adolescents with sports and overuse injuries. Management of trauma plays a significant part of his NHS workload.

He has been involved in the national evaluation of hip implants and has lectured both nationally and internationally and teaches junior Orthopaedic surgeons and medical students.

David is currently redesigning the Elective Pathway for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements at Northampton General Hospital. This will improve the quality of the service they receive before, during and after surgery enhancing patient experience and outcome.

He has been Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon at Northampton Saints Rugby Club since 2004, he was awarded ““clubman of the year “ in 2015 for his services to the club.  He plays(ed) many sports and represented England in the Rugby Students World Cup in 1988 and played for Saracens Rugby Football Club first XV. This sporting background allows him to understand the effect an injury has both physically and psychologically on an athlete. He has obtained a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Privately David operates at The Three Shires Hospital and has recently opened a private clinic, The County Clinic, The County Clinic endeavors to optimise the health and well-being of all its patients through the application of evidence-based modern medical and surgical practice.

Clinical Interests

  • Hip replacement both primary and revision
  • Lower limb fracture surgery and injuries 
  • Knee replacement surgery – including partial knee replacements
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery (keyhole surgery)
  • Sporting knee injuries and ligament reconstruction – including ACL
  • Management of knee arthritis and cartilage injuries in younger patients
  • Lower limb sports injuries
  • Knee osteotomy surgery
  • Joint preserving surgery
  • Arthritis treatment

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM)
  • American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Northampton General Hospital

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