Mr Ian McDermott

Consultant Knee Surgeon


Clinical Interests

  • Knee ligament reconstructions
  • Biological Knee Replacement
  • Realignment osteotomy
  • Patellar realignment / stabilization
  • Meniscal repair, replacement and transplantation
  • Articular cartilage repair and replacement / grafting
  • Custom-made focal resurfacing of the knee
  • Custom-made partial and total knee replacements

Professional Memberships

  • UK Biological Knee Society
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • The Independent Doctors Forum
  • The London Consultants Association
  • Confederation of British Surgery

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • London Sports Orthopaedics

Useful Links

Personal profile

Ian is a full-time specialist knee surgeon, and he specialises in complex knee cases (often 2nd / 3rd opinions), complex reconstructions, cutting-edge biological knee replacement surgery and custom-made partial and total knee replacements.

Ian trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, and he qualified in 1992. His specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics was in the North West Thames region, and he was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2003. Ian was appointed as a Consultant in the Orthopaedic Department at Ealing Hospital, and then in 2007 Ian left the NHS to focus exclusively full-time on his private practice and his academic interests.

Ian was the youngest ever surgeon to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has pioneered the use of custom-made knee replacements in the UK, and he is part of the Conformis Surgical Visitation Program, training other surgeons in the techniques for custom-made knee replacement surgery. Ian also has ‘Centre of Excellence’ status from Hospital Innovations for meniscal transplantation surgery, and he has ‘Centre of Excellence’ status from Vivostat for pioneering the use of biological glues in knee surgery in the UK.

Ian has been awarded the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) President’s Medal for his research into meniscal repair, and he was awarded a Master of Surgery higher degree by Imperial College for his work on ‘The Biomechanics of Meniscal Transplantation’. Ian is on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine and also the Orthopaedics and Trauma journal, plus he also reviews for several other journals. Ian has published and presented extensively, both in the UK and internationally. Ian is also an Honorary Professor Associate in the School of Sport & Education at Brunel University plus he is the founder and the immediate Past President of the UK Biological Knee Society.

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