Mr Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising purely in knees, covering all aspects of sports injuries of the knee, surgical reconstruction and knee joint replacement.
Mr Ian McDermott qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1992, and after completing his specialist training in London he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in the NHS in 2005. In 2008 Mr McDermott founded the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, and he now works exclusively full-time in the private sector.
For his research into meniscal repair Mr Ian McDermott was awarded the President’s Medal of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK). He was awarded a Master of Surgery higher degree by Imperial College in 2004, with a thesis on meniscal transplantation. In 2005 he was appointed as an Honorary Professor Associate in the School of Sport & Education at Brunel University. He was the first surgeon in the UK to implant a Conformis G2 custom-made knee, and he is now part of the Conformis Surgical Visitation Programme, teaching other surgeons the techniques for implanting custom-made knees.
Mr McDermott was the first surgeon in the UK to use Vivostat PRF biological glue in knees (for fixing articular cartilage grafts and meniscal transplants, and to promote tissue healing, as well as for reducing pain and swelling in knee replacement surgery), and is now a designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Vivostat, in training other surgeons. He is also one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of meniscal allograft transplantation, At present, he is the President of the UK Biological Knee Society.
Previously, he was the President of the British Orthopaedic Trainee Association, and in 2004 Mr Ian McDermott became the youngest ever surgeon to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons, serving a 6-year term of office. He has sat on the Council of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and the Professional Practice Committee of the BOA. He has been a Board Member of the Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations (FIPO) since 2004, and is currently the Managing Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice.