Matt Dawson

Mr. Matt Dawson is a leading orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee osteotomy and sports injuries. He directs knee surgery at North Cumbria University NHS Hospital, renowned for his expertise in joint preservation and education.

Medbelle positionConsultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
TitlesMBChB FRCS (Tr & Ortho)
SpecialisationKnee Conditions & Procedures
Experience35 years
Matt Dawson


Mr Matt Dawson is an esteemed orthopaedic surgeon with a focus on sports injuries and degenerative knee conditions. His expertise in knee osteotomy, ligament reconstruction, joint replacement, arthroscopy, and cartilage reconstruction is renowned within his field. Matt has established himself as a global authority in knee osteotomy, leading one of the largest UK practices in this field.

With extensive experience, Matt completed his orthopaedic training in London and pursued a sports knee fellowship in Dublin. Since 2001, he has been pivotal at North Cumbria University NHS Hospital, serving as clinical director and knee surgery lead. Notably, he provides a significant volume of partial knee replacement surgeries, leveraging gold-standard implants, and delivering excellent outcomes confirmed by the National Joint Registry.

Moreover, Matt has spearheaded advancements in osteotomy surgery, performing over 600 cases and showcasing expertise in complex procedures. He is renowned for his dedication to education, hosting fellowships and international masterclasses while actively contributing to the UKKOR registry and leading committees within the European Sports Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Society.

Matt's commitment to research is evident through numerous peer-reviewed publications, focusing on osteotomy and knee surgery. Currently, he collaborates with international companies to enhance the accuracy of osteotomy procedures, cementing his reputation as an innovator and leader in the orthopaedic community.


  • Present: Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Present: Clinical director and Knee surgery lead, North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Founding member of UKKOR (UK Osteotomy Registry).
  • 2018 - 2022: Chair of ESSKA's (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Osteotomy Committee

Professional memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Specialist surgical interests

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