The "custom knee" surgeon
One of the most technically advanced consultant knee surgeons, Ian McDermott has led the way in the UK in pioneering tailored implants in partial and total knee replacement surgery.
Focus on patient peak performance
A focus on quality of care, pioneering techniques and a personalised approach.
Mr McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising exclusively in knees. He has led the way in the UK in pioneering custom-made partial and total knee replacement surgery, and he is also a pioneer of complex ‘biological knee reconstruction’, with procedures such as meniscal transplantation and articular cartilage grafting.
After completing his medical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Ian undertook his specialist orthopaedic training in the North-West Thames region of London. He was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NHS at Ealing Hospital. Ian now runs a full-time private practice so that he can focus exclusively on his private patients, and also on his academic interests in the world of knee surgery.
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
Mr McDermott is the founding member and Managing Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, 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 an Editorial Board Member of the Orthopaedics and Trauma Journal.
My entire focus is on quality. I aim to provide every one of my patients with the necessary amount of time, focus and attention required to ensure that we cover everything relevant and that we get things right. I also strive to ensure that I’m at the cutting-edge of the latest and best technologies, so that I can offer the very best possible surgical options to my patients.
Leading the way in advanced knee surgery:
- Youngest ever surgeon to be elected as a Trustee and Council Member of The Royal College of Surgeons.
- Honorary Professor Associate, Brunel University.
- Hospital Innovations designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for meniscal transplantation surgery.
- Vivostat designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the use of biological glues in knee surgery.
- Pioneer of custom-made knee replacement surgery in the UK, and Conformis Surgical Training Centre.
- Founder and Immediate Past-President of the UK Biological Knee Society.
- Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations (FIPO).
- Chairman of the Orthopaedic and Trauma Specialists Indemnity Scheme (OTSIS)
"My entire focus is on quality. I aim to provide every one of my patients with the necessary amount of time, focus and attention to ensure the best possible outcomes every time."
Leading the way in advanced knee surgery
Meniscal repair and meniscal replacement
Single-stage articular cartilage grafting techniques
Biological Knee Replacement
Patellar realignment / stabilization
Custom-made patellofemoral joint replacements
Custom-made partial and total knee replacement surgery
Every person's knee is different
"If you want your new knee to feel as good as possible and as close as possible to a normal knee, then you need a prosthesis that is going to match your size, shape and contours as accurately and reliably as possible.
This can only be achieved with a custom-made knee replacement, where the patient-specific prosthesis is designed and manufactured to be an exact match for the patient’s knee.
Mr Ian McDermott's Places of Practice
Custom-made knee replacements get best performance
The Conformis iTotal custom-made knee replacement prosthesis performs well as the best implant on the market in terms of patient satisfaction rates. The latest Annual Report from The National Joint Registry also shows that the Conformis iTotal comes top as best knee prosthesis on the market in terms of how long it lasts.Read full article
ACL tears: get diagnosed QUICK!
The ACL is common injured by footballers, skiers and netball players, particularly if one twists too hard on a bent knee: this then gives the classic ‘pop’ or ‘snap’ in the knee, normally with severe pain, and the knee gives way followed by the joint then swelling up significantly.Read full article
The benefits of 'customised' knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery is a big deal, and if you do actually need a knee replacement, then you want it done right, first time, and you want to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. Pick your surgeon carefully, and be fussy! Make sure that your surgeon gives you all of the information that you require to allow you to make the correct decision for what’s best for you, as an individualRead full article
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