Ian McDermott is a specialist Knee Surgeon based in Central London.
Ian left the NHS in 2008 and he now works exclusively in the private sector. Ian is the co-founder and the Managing Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, based in the centre of The City of London.
Ian was the youngest ever surgeon to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons, and since 2005 he has been an Honorary Professor Associate in the School of Sport & Education at Brunel University.
Ian was the first surgeon in the UK to implant a Conformis G2 custom-made knee replacement, and he is now part of the Conformis Surgical Visitation Program, training other surgeons the techniques required for implanting Conformis prostheses. Ian was also the first knee surgeon in the UK to use Vivostat PRF biological glue, and he is now a designated ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Vivostat. In 2003 Ian was awarded the BASK President’s Medal for his research into meniscal repair, and in 2004 he was awarded an MS by Imperial College for his research into meniscal transplantation. Ian is now one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of meniscal transplantation, and he has been awarded ‘Centre of Excellence’ status by Hospital Innovations as a training centre for meniscal transplantation.
Ian specialises in complex knee reconstructions, and he is one of the founding members and the current President of the UK Biological Knee Society. Ian is also on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine and also the Orthopaedics and Trauma journal, as well as being a reviewer for several other journals, including The Bone and Joint Journal, The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, The Journal of Biomechanics and The Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.