Ian McDermott

Mr McDermott is one of the UK’s top private knee surgeons, specialising purely in knees, and he has pioneered cutting-edge surgical advancements in the field of knee surgery in the UK

Medbelle position

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Titles

MBBS, MS, FRCS(Tr&Orth), FFSEM(UK)

Specialisation

Knee Conditions & Surgery

Experience

29 years

Medical qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Ian McDermott

Summary

Ian McDermott is an award-winning consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery and conditions. He is one of the UK’s leading surgeons in the field of meniscal repair and meniscal transplantation, and was the first surgeon in the UK to implant a Conformis custom-made knee. He is now one of the leading surgeons in the UK for custom-made knee surgery. Mr McDermott was also the youngest surgeon elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has been widely published in medical journals for his research and continues to lead the way in knee surgery innovation, including pioneering the use of biological glues for knee surgery in the UK. Mr McDermott is well-known for seeing patients with complex knee problems for second opinions and for taking on complex cases. Patients describe him as trustworthy, compassionate, and professional.

Positions

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, London Sports Orthopaedics
  • Honorary Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Sport & Education
  • 2004 - 2010: Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2007 - 2010: Council Member and Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • 2004-2010: Chairman of the RCSEng Medical Student Liaison Committee
  • Vice-Chairman of The Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations (FIPO)
  • Past President and Honorary Lifetime Member of the UK Biological Knee Society (BKS)

Education

  • FFSEM (UK) - Edinburgh, 2010
  • MS, Imperial College, London, 2004
  • FRCS (Orth), RCSEng, London, 2003
  • FRCS RCSEng, London, 1996
  • MBBS - St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1992

Awards and achievements

  • Honorary Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Sport & Education
  • Awarded the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) President’s Medal for his research into meniscal repair
  • Awarded a Master of Surgery higher degree by Imperial College, for his research into meniscal transplantation
  • Hospital Innovations designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for meniscal transplantation surgery
  • Vivostat designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the use of autologous biological glues in knee surgery
  • Conformis designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ and Training Centre for custom-made knee replacement surgery
  • Founder and Immediate Past President of the UK Biological Knee Society
  • Co-Vice Chairman of the Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations
  • Managing Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC number): 3581562
  • The British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • The London Consultants Association (LCA)
  • International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)
  • The UK Biological Knee Society

Specialist surgical interests

  • Sports injuries of the knee.
  • Meniscal tears, meniscal repair and meniscal replacement (meniscal transplantation).
  • Knee ligament reconstructions, including the use of allografts (donor tendons).
  • Articular cartilage repair and replacement, including single-stage cartilage grafting procedures with Chondrotissue grafts.
  • Knee realignment osteotomy surgery, with 3D pre-op planning, custom-made cutting jigs and custom-made plates.
  • Biological Knee Replacement.
  • Custom-made partial and total knee replacement surgery.

Locations

London Sports Orthopaedics

31 Old Broad Street

London

EC2N 1HT

London Bridge Hospital

Tooley Street

London

SE1 2PR

No. 25 Harley Street

London

W1G 9QW

The Weymouth Street Hospital

6 Weymouth Street

London W1G 6NP

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road

St. John’s Wood

London

NW8 9NH

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