Mr Boyd Goldie
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in the upper limb
MBBS, BSc (Hons), DHMSA, FRCS (Eng)
"I have worked at Spire London East Hospital since 1993. It has always maintained the highest of standards of care."
My orthopaedic training was at St Mary's Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston USA. From 1993 until 2015, I was a Consultant at Whipps Cross University Hospital.
I have been on the national faculty for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand instructional courses, and the AO Hand Fracture fixation courses. I am also an invited lecturer on the European Acumed Upper Limb Fracture Fixation course. I continue to innovate and lecture on the use of 3D printers in Orthopaedics.
My area of expertise is in problems of the upper limb, namley the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. In the shoulder I treat conditions such as frozen shoulder, impingement and torn rotator cuff. Around the elbow, I treat tennis and golfer's elbow, and ulnar nerve compression. At the wrist I excise ganglions, perform percutaneous and open scaphoid fracture fixation and carpal tunnel decompressions. In the hand I perform trigger finger release, de Quervains decompression, and fix fractures of the hand bones.
I have a particular interest in Dupuytren's disease (Dupuytren's contracture), and am one of the few surgeons in London regularly performing needle release, known as Needle Aponevrotomy (NA), Needle Aponeurotomy or Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy (PNF).
In 2015 I performed 190 operations. These included: 3 Clavicle fractures; 3 Humeral fractures; 5 forearm fractures; 6 wrist fractures; 8 hand fractures; 4 AC joint excisions; 13 Rotator cuff repairs; 9 Subacromial decompressions; 3 Tennis elbow releases; 7 Ulnar nerve decompressions; 51 Carpal tunnel decompressions; 3 de Quervains decompressions; 7 Ganglion excisions; 13 Trigger finger and thumb releases; 11 Dupuytren’s corrections.
I am a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Hand Surgery. I regularly review papers submitted for publication. I have also reviewed papers for the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. I contribute to the European Journal of Hand Surgery as an editorial reviewer.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Boyd Goldie at Spire include:
Acromio-clavicular joint pain. Acromio-clavicular joint excision (excision of the distal clavicle); Shoulder impingement also known as painful arc syndrome or subacromial bursitis; Acute calcific tendonitis; Frozen shoulder; Fractures throughout the upper limb from the clavicle to the finger tips; Rupture of the biceps tendon; Repair of ruptured distal biceps (at the elbow); Tennis elbow also known as lateral epicondylitis; Golfer’s elbow also known as medial epicondylitis; Olecranon bursitis Elbow arthritis; Ulnar neuritis; De Quervain’s disease; Arthritis as the base of the thumb. Trapezium excision; Percutaneous needle fasciotiomy (needle aponeurotomy) for Dupuytren’s; Contracture
BSc (Hons) / University of London / 1979
Bachelor of Science, History of Medicine
MB BS / Westminster Hospital, University of London / 1982
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
DHMSA / Society of Apothecaries / 1980
Diploma in History of Medicine from the Society of Apothecaries
FRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1986
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
I have authored many papers over the years:
Divani K, Subramanian P, Goldie B. Avoiding extensor tendon rupture after the
use of palmar locking plates for distal radial fractures. J Hand Surg Eur Vol.
2015 Feb;40(2):215-6. doi: 10.1177/1753193413511575. Epub 2013 Nov 4. PubMed
Subramanian P, Goldie B. Biplanar imaging for intramedullary nailing of tibia
and femur. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013 Sep;95(6):447. doi:
10.1308/003588413X13629960048875m. PubMed PMID: 24025308; PubMed Central PMCID:
Park DH, Goldie BS. Volar plating for distal radius fractures--do not trust
the image intensifier when judging distal subchondral screw length. Tech Hand Up
Extrem Surg. 2012 Sep;16(3):169-72. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31825f7c5a. PubMed
Marsland D, Sanghrajka AP, Goldie B. Static monolateral external fixation for
the Rolando fracture: a simple solution for a complex fracture. Ann R Coll Surg
Engl. 2012 Mar;94(2):112-5. doi: 10.1308/003588412X13171221501140. PubMed PMID:
22391382; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3954132.
Al-Khateeb H, Goldie B. A novel technique for humeral head retrieval. Ann R
Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Sep;91(6):517-18. PubMed PMID: 20238463; PubMed Central
Bartlett W, Goldie B. Biplanar intra-operative upper limb screening: a novel
technique using standard and mini-image intensifiers. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008
May;90(4):343-4. PubMed PMID: 18521979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2647206.
Thomas RJ, Goodbourne C, Goldie B. The transmission of MRSA via orthopaedic
marking pens--fact or fiction. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2004 Jan;86(1):51-2. PubMed
PMID: 15032207; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1964032.
Ahmed HA, Shaikh N, Goldie BS. Small joint fusion of the hand--a technique
using Coughlin cup and cone reamers. J Hand Surg Br. 2003 Dec;28(6):590-2. PubMed
Ahmed HA, Goldie BS. Proximal interphalangeal joint instability: a dynamic
technique for stabilization. J Hand Surg Br. 2002 Aug;27(4):354-5. PubMed PMID:
Goldie B. The use of patient information leaflets in surgery. Hosp Med. 2000
Dec;61(12):822-3. PubMed PMID: 11211579.
Goldie BS, Coates CJ, Birch R. The long term result of digital nerve repair
in no-man's land. J Hand Surg Br. 1992 Feb;17(1):75-7. PubMed PMID: 1640150.
Goldie BS, Coates CJ. Brachial plexus injury: a survey of incidence and
referral pattern. J Hand Surg Br. 1992 Feb;17(1):86-8. PubMed PMID: 1322440.
Goldie BS, Powell JM. Bony transfixion of the median nerve following Colles'
fracture. A case report. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Dec;(273):275-7. PubMed
Goldie BS, Jones NF, Jupiter JB. Recurrent compartment syndrome and Volkmann
contracture associated with chronic osteomyelitis of the ulna. A case report. J
Bone Joint Surg Am. 1990 Jan;72(1):131-3. PubMed PMID: 2295662.
Goldie BS. Occult osteomyelitis of the femoral head. A case of unrecognized
infection in an anesthetic hip. Orthop Rev. 1989 Dec;18(12):1299-300. PubMed
Ferris BD, Goldie B, Weir W. An unusual presentation of tuberculosis--'injury
TB'. Injury. 1987 Sep;18(5):347-9. PubMed PMID: 3508882.
I was a Consultant at Whipps Cross University Hospital for 22 years until April 2015. I am now in full time Independent Practice.
I make the most of living in London as I enjoy the theatre, music, art and cinema. I am quite techie and enjoy all things to do with computers and gadgets.
I am a keen sailor and spend most of my holidays sailing with my wife.
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