I was unlucky enough to tear my ACL and meniscus twice; once on each knee, six years apart. Without being presented with alternative options after the first accident, my first graft was taken from my hamstring. I remember going to my first post-op physio session and not being able to lift my leg up off... Continue reading

December 2017

Helen Willing

 Partial Knee Replacement

Dear Ian, I thought you might like this photo !!! This is me 16 months on from a partial conformis knee. I completed a 455 km London to Paris charity ride for Great Ormond Street Hospital at the weekend !! The ride was over a four day period and not only did I complete it... Continue reading

July 2017

Anne Haden

 Partial Knee Replacement

As a botanist I get out into the countryside to look for rare and interesting plants and to monitor sites where special plants grow.  Some plants grow in bogs, or down cliffs, or up steep rocky hills. The terrain can be bumpy and walking difficult in many areas.  When my left knee started to give... Continue reading

July 2017

Stephen Card

 Patellofemoral Arthroplasty

I was referred to Ian McDermott after my fourth arthroscopy on my right knee, all of which had provided temporary relief at best and, at worst, been a waste of time.  I was fully expecting him to advise that I would have two choices; A) a full knee replacement, or B) wait until your knee is bad... Continue reading

July 2017

Louise Ayling


Having had an ACL reconstruction on my left knee 9 years ago, I encountered further problems when my knee began to give way, causing damage to my meniscus. My ACL graft had stretched and was no longer functioning. Consequently, during a physio session, my knee gave way causing a bucket handle tear in my meniscus,... Continue reading

August 2015

Prof Richard Plomin

 Knee arthritis

I was hesitant to consult a knee surgeon about my arthritic knee because I had heard that knee surgeons only want to do surgery. For this reason, I was pleasantly surprised to find that after carefully going through all the options, Mr McDermott suggested that in my case surgery was not advisable. I very much... Continue reading

March 2017

Mary Wolff-Ingham

 Total Knee Replacement

Dear Mr McDermott, I was cycling past London Bridge Hospital on Monday and thought of you! I can’t believe how different I feel six months on since you replaced my knee. I wanted to write and thank you properly for doing such a wonderful job; for being such a skilled surgeon but also for the... Continue reading

May 2015

Sarah Conway

 Meniscal transplantation

While I was living in London to pursue a Master’s degree at the London School of Economics & Political Science, I found Ian at the 31 Old Broad Street practice. My knee had been bothering me quite a bit in the weeks prior and I was feeling increasingly concerned about its state. Over the two... Continue reading

April 2013

Julian Baines

 Knee Surgery

I chose Mr McDermott based on his expertise in the field of treating knee problems as I had long term knee issues following many years playing football. Following a successful operation and follow up physiotherapy I have been able to return to playing squash, tennis and golf in the same week without any complaints or... Continue reading

February 2010

Sharon Nicholson

 Meniscal transplantation

I had a meniscal transplant operation last May by Mr Ian McDermott and I cannot thank Mr McDermott enough. Many years ago I had my cartilage removed in my left knee and over the years with bone on bone rubbing against each other it left me in pain with restrictive movement so I had had... Continue reading

November 2012

Bobbie Evans

 Total Knee Replacement

On May 3rd I underwent a full knee replacement at the London Bridge Hospital under the care of mr Ian McDermott. I am now 5 months in recovery and during this time I have attended 13 Sessions of physiotherapy during which time they taught me various exercises to help the knee also massage to assist... Continue reading

November 2016

Patricia Bladon

 Total Knee Replacement

Dear Ian Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your expertise in performing my total Knee replacement. Whilst it took time ,my recpovery was so much quicker than several other friends, both male and female who have had the same procdeure, though not with a ConforMIS knee. I am now able to... Continue reading

October 2016

Nicholas Dodds

 Medial Plica Syndrome

Knees are funny things – most people know a little bit about cartilage, some a bit more about ligaments but what about a plica? When I first developed pain along the inside of my left knee, there was no obvious cause – other than cycling quite a bit. A succession of GPs and physiotherapists suggested... Continue reading

May 2012

Nick Alderman

 Knee Surgery

Ian, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism. The recovery has been slow but effective and I am now cycling daily to and from work. In addition I have begun some short runs. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and colleagues... Continue reading

May 2012

Michael Kane

 Total Knee Replacement

Dear Ian, 6 weeks on from my knee replacement surgery and I am pleased to tell you that the new knee is doing really well. I have been able to get a good angle of approx. 110 degrees at present, and I am so pleased with the results. I would like to take this opportunity... Continue reading

August 2015

Cléo Biron

 Medical Plica Syndrome

I am a keen long distance runner and have taken part in a number of marathons and Ironman triathlon events. I have never had any problems with my knees in the past. One day as I set out on a regular Saturday morning run I immediately felt something was feeling ‘off’ with my right knee.... Continue reading

January 2016

Ray Redgwell

 Total Knee Replacement

Dear Mr McDermott, You will have seen many subsequent patients and it is now some 14 months since my operation however as a final act of much appreciation I thought I would just like to extend a final sincere thank you for my knee replacement, which has been a wonderful success. During the last year... Continue reading

February 2017

Darren Birch

 Clinic Consultations

Dear Ian, As you know I’ve seen a number of knee consultants over the years, and I have to say that your approach to patient care and advice is excellent and totally refreshing. Thank you. 20 October 2012 Continue reading

October 2012