Mr Richard Goddard
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MB ChB, MS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I perform various operations for knee pain and deformity including, total knee replacements, partial knee replacement via a minimally invasive technique and patello-femoral joint replacement. I also perform revision knee surgery. I also perform keyhole knee surgery to treat a variety of knee conditions such as torn meniscus/cartilage. I perform approximately 750 operations per year, of which approx. 380 are knee arthroscopies. I performed the first pioneering Signature Personalised Knee replacement in England and Wales, a new technology designed to provide patients with a unique tailor made knee replacement. I have now performed over 190 Signature Personalised Knee replacements.
I graduated from Medical school in 1997. I then commenced surgical training on the King's College Hospital, London and completed my higher surgical training on the South East Thames Orthopaedic training scheme. I was then appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Conquest Hospital in 2009.
My main clinical interests are: knee instability and ligament reconstruction - I perform minimally invasive surgery using a hamstring tendon graft. I also perform revision ACL surgery using a variety of graft choices to meet Individual patient needs. I spent a year researching anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and helped to develop and introduce a new surgical technique for reconstruction of the ACL. I also use Durolane injections and PRP therapy on my patients’.
I enjoy teaching, and lecture on the registrar teaching program on all aspects of knee surgery. I teach on International courses for fellow surgeons around the world. I am involved with clinical research and lead a team investigating the mechanical strength of anterior cruciate ligament surgical fixation techniques. I regularly present my findings at national and international orthopaedic conferences.
I am a member on international orthopaedic faculties and frequently lecture on ACL reconstruction, knee replacement and partial knee replacement surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Goddard at Spire include:
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Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
South East Thames Knee Study Group
Conquest Hospital. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
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.