Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Personal treatment philosophy:

"I put my patients first in everything that I do, and I treat patients as I would want myself or my family to be treated. The key to doing the very best job possible for your patients is to combine empathy, understanding and communication with academic knowledge, research insight and technical surgical skill - so that only those patients that actually need surgery end up having it, and so that those patients who do end up having surgery get the best possible results."

Medical Qualifications 

MB BS - St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1992

FRCS - RCSEng, London 1996

FRCS(Orth) - RCSEng, London 2003

MS - Imperial College, London 2004

FFSEM(UK) - Edinburgh, 2010

Medical Experience

  • Youngest ever surgeon to be elected onto the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • One of the UK's leading surgeons in the field of meniscal surgery.
  • Honorary Secretary of the UK Meniscal Study Group,
  • Member of the European Meniscal Transplantation Study Group 
  • Awarded a Master of Surgery Higher Degree for his research into Meniscal Transplantation.
  • Awarded the President's Medal of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee for his research into meniscal repair.
  • One of the only surgeons in the UK performing 'Biological Knee Replacement' surgery
  • First surgeon in the UK to perform the new ConforMIS custom made knee replacement.

Mr McDermott is the founding member and managing partner of London Sports Orthopaedics and is an Honorary Professor Associate at Brunel University School of Sport & Education. He is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Editorial Board Member of the Trauma and Orthopaedics Journal. He is available for private appointments at the London Bridge Hospital.

Area(s) of speciality / particular clinical interests

Knee injuries, Meniscal repair and meniscal replacement surgery (including meniscal transplantation), ACL reconstruction, Biological Knee Replacement, Custom-made Knee Replacements.

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