Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Goddard

Mr Richard Goddard MB ChB. MS. FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Sussex Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Total Knee Replacement and Signature Personalised Knee Replacements
Oxford Partial knee replacement
Revision knee surgery
Minimally invasive knee surgery
Knee Instability and knee ligament reconstruction including Arthroscopic 4 Strand Hamstring ACL Reconstruction
Knee arthroscopy

Research interests:

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Knee Ligament Biomechanics, Knee Replacement, Oxford Partial Knee Replacement.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Conquest Hospital. East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
South East Thames Knee Study Group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01424 757411
Private secretary:
Catherine Goodsell
Private secretary telephone number:
01424 757411
Private secretary fax:
01424 757453
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday Mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Goddard graduated from Medical school in 1997. He commenced surgical training on the King's College Hospital, London, roation and completed his higher surgical training on the South East Thames Orthopaedic training scheme. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Conquest Hospital in 2009.

His special interests are knee surgery, knee arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction. He spent a year researching anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and helped to develop and introduce a new surgical technique for reconstruction of the ACL.

Mr Goddard performed the first pioneering Signature Personalised Knee replacement in England & Wales, a new technology designed to provide patients with a unique tailor made knee replacement.

Mr Goddard is a memeber on international orthopaedic faculties and frequently lectures on ACL reconstruction, knee replacement and partial knee replacement surgery.

Mr Goddard's main clinical interests are:
Knee Instability and Ligament Reconstruction - He performs minimally invasive surgery using a hamstring tendon graft. He also performs revision ACL surgery using a variety of graft choices to meet Individual patient needs.

Knee Arthritis - He performs various operations for knee pain and deformity including, total knee replacements, partial knee replacement via a minimally invasive technique and patello-femoral joint replacement. He also performs revision knee surgery

Knee Arthroscopy - Mr Goddard performs keyhole knee surgery to treat a variety of knee conditions such as torn meniscus/cartilage. Click here to read about Meniscus tears by Richard Goddard.

Mr Goddard also uses durolane injections and PRP therapy on his patients.


Personal profile:

Mr Richard Goddard enjoys teaching and lectures on the registrar teaching program on all aspects of knee surgery and teaches on International courses for fellow surgeons around the world.

Mr Goddard is involved with clinical research and leads a team investigating the mechanical strength of anterior cruciate ligament surgical fixaton techniques. He regularly presents his findings at national and international orthopaedic conferences.

Mr Goddard is married and has two young children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and keeping fit.

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Mr Richard Goddard

Richard Goddard Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Sussex Hospital

Signature Knee - personalised knee replacement

Mr Richard Goddard at Spire Sussex Hospital undertakes pioneering surgery using the latest technologies to provide patients with tailor made knee replacements.

Mr Goddard was the first surgeon in England and Wales to carry out knee replacement surgery using the Signature Knee technology.

Click here for more on the Signature Knee at Spire Sussex.

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