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.

Medical Qualifications 

  • 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)