Helen’s knee arthroscopy for a meniscal tear

 Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for a meniscal tear

I consulted Mr McDermott in October last year as I was suffering a lot of pain in my right knee. I had been recommended to see him by my son, on whom Mr McDermott had operated a few years beforehand following torn ligaments from a skiing accident, and he recovered very well indeed. After having... Continue reading

12th April 2021

Olivia’s custom-made knees at just 47!

 Bilateral custom-made knee replacements.

As a 47-year-old healthy women with a love of the outdoors & never being happier than when out walking with my dogs, I was desperately looking for a solution for my arthritic knees. They had become so painful that I was no longer enjoying walking and was miserable with the daily pain. Having suffered with knee pain since my early twenties and having already had... Continue reading

14th March 2021

Harry’s knee surgery after his football injury

 ACL reconstruction with anterolateral ligament reinforcement plus meniscal repair.

Dear Ian, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to yourself and your team for everything you did for me since I came to you just over a year ago. Your reassurance and expertise were second to none and your knowledge filled me with confidence since our first consultation. You talked me though... Continue reading

4th January 2020

Knee surgery for Medial Plica Syndrome

 Medial Plica Syndrome

I am a keen cyclist and began experiencing pain in my left knee at the beginning of 2019. Having been through over a year of physio, steroid injections and an inconclusive MRI scan, my physio recommended I see Mr. McDermott to explore surgical options. The initial consultation with Ian involved a physical examination followed by... Continue reading

17th November 2020

Colin’s Conformis knees

 Bilateral Custom-made Knee Replacements

My name is Colin and I am a 58 year old ex Rugby and Judo Player who works in the City of London. My knee issues began as soon as I started contact sport in my youth and I had a series of cartilage operation/removals and ligament reconstructions before I was 30. I gave up... Continue reading


Angus’s ACL reconstruction + meniscal repairs

 ACL reconstruction + medial & lateral meniscal repairs

Dear Ian, I thought you might like to know that Angus has recovered incredibly well from your excellent surgery in August 2017. This is us at Christmas when Angus skied all week and I’ve not seen him happier. (Angus is on the left with the huge grin!) Since then, with his year abroad in Beirut,... Continue reading


Ray’s bilateral custom-made knees

 Bilateral custom-made knee replacements

Hi Ian, It’s now 2 and a bit years on since I had both of my knees replaced with you. I am on top of the world… have skied already last year and again this week… and for the first time in my life it’s pain free… I play tennis / golf and trek a... Continue reading


Simon’s custom-made knee replacement

 Custom-made knee replacement surgery

This is Simon Law’s account of his recovery after his Conformis custom-made knee replacement surgery, which shows just what can sometimes be achieved: 3 months in and I feel that it’s all going well, I completed my longest ride yesterday: 49 miles with 4,000ft of climbing. In other news, I had a weekend away in... Continue reading


Peter’s Conformis knee

 Custom-made knee replacement

Hi Mr McDermott, just wanted to give you an update on my right knee, which you operated on 6 months ago, on the 31st of July 2018. The knee has come on really well since I saw you last. I am pain free and have almost total  movement. It feels as if I still have... Continue reading


Richard’s meniscal transplant + revision ACL reconstruction

 Meniscal transplantation + revision ACL reconstruction

I had a semi-successful ACL graft performed when I was 17, following a rugby accident in Abu Dhabi. After several smaller issues and degradation of the ACL and meniscus over 15 years, I was put in touch with Mr Ian McDermott about the possibility of grafting a new ACL and a new meniscus. The operation... Continue reading

7th December 2018

Fiona’s Custom-Made Knee Replacement

 Custom-Made Knee Replacement

Dear Ian, When I saw you four weeks ago [@ 2 weeks post-op] you issued what felt like a challenge: stairs in 6 weeks! Well, here is evidence of stairs at 5 weeks!! I am on the local bird reserve and using hand rails because it was slippy, but very pleased with progress and thought you... Continue reading

17th November 2018

Stewart 1-year after his Conformis knee replacement

 Custom-Made Knee Replacement

Hi Ian, I trust all is well with you and your fine team. It’s been a year since my new knee “went in” and I thought that you might enjoy this snap of us in Spain walking the Camino. Muscles around the knee still uncomfortable but doing pretty much everything we enjoy. All the best,... Continue reading

2nd December 2018

Knee arthroscopy for a meniscal tear

 Knee Arthroscopy for meniscal tear

Afternoon Mr McDermott I was just reflecting on the last couple of months and wanted to drop you an email to both on my sincere thanks to you and all the team at Old Broad Street but also at the London Bridge Hospital for the excellent care I have received. You may recall my first... Continue reading

17th November 2018

Julie’s custom-made knee replacement at just 6 weeks post-op!

 Custom-made knee replacement

My name is Julie, I am a 58 year old retired P.E. teacher.  My knee problem started following a broken patella when I was in my 20’s.  Closely followed by a septic arthritis in the joint damaging all the internal surfaces.  I have struggled with pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased ability to straighten and bend... Continue reading

12th August 2018

Knee arthroscopy for meniscal tear

 Knee arthroscopy for meniscal tear

Hi Ian, I am pleased to say that both my knees are doing extremely well and I have had no pain from them since recovering from the arthroscopy.  Last year, I was part of a team who completed a challenging sponsored trek through the Southern Highlands of Iceland, which involved crossing lava and snow fields,... Continue reading

2nd May 2018

Dancers’ Knees

 Dancers' Knees

The level of care that Ian provides to all his patients is unparalleled. The communication with both patients and practitioners is exemplary. He always finds time to answer questions honestly and clearly, and his attention to detail, when performing surgery is brilliant. I entrust all my patients with knee problems into his care, he is... Continue reading

22nd April 2018

ACL reconstruction

 Amanda's ACL reconstruction

Hi Ian, I wanted to let you know that following the ACL reconstruction you did on my knee 2 years ago, I’m just returning from my last week skiing of the season. I skied tentatively for the first time in January and then carefully in February, and have just stepped off the mountain having skied... Continue reading

2nd April 2018

Robbie Legg

 ACL reconstruction

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for the fantastic help and advice and also amazingly efficient and helpful way in which we were dealt with whilst sorting the whole consultation through to operation for Robbie’s ACL repair. It isn’t often these days that you feel someone is... Continue reading

21st March 2018