Mr Gordon is committed to advancing the future of orthopaedic surgery by investigating both established and new technologies and techniques. He held a University College London (UCL) position at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science (IOMS), based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Mr Gordon spent 2 years at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital undertaking research in the development of ITAP, a revolutionary amputation prosthesis. For this work he was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) and one of the highest accolades in British Orthopaedics, the prestigious Robert Jones Gold Medal and British Orthopaedic Association Prize.
His interests focus on Hallux Valgus (Bunions), including patient outcomes and satisfaction. He has published extensively in international journals and has written book chapters in major orthopaedic texts. He has presented his research globally, winning prizes for his work and has been invited to lecture as guest speaker. He continues to be involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching and training.
In collecting patient outcome data, Mr David Gordon has built up one of the largest keyhole bunion surgery databases in the world. This allows analysis of many aspects of bunion surgery care in order to identify where improvements can be made for patients. The anonymised data can be shared with the scientific community around the world to disseminate knowledge and improve Keyhole bunion surgery practices.
In 2021, Mr David Gordon, The Bunion Doctor, following rigorous peer review, had his personal series accepted and published in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). This was his 2-year patient outcome results, of 292 minimally invasive bunion corrections, the largest series in the world of its kind.