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

David’s custom-made knee replacement

 Custom-made knee replacement

Dear Ian On 14th March 2017 I had my left knee replaced — what a difference. When I met you at the London Sports Orthopaedics Clinic you made me feel comfortable and your experience and knowledge provided me with the confidence I needed. You told me what I should be expecting from a total knee... Continue reading

7th March 2018

Mr D.A.

 Outpatient Consultation

Your consultation as well as the letter were most comprehensive and helpful. It is clear why you are considered as one of the best specialists in this area. To compare your work with that of Mr XXXX at the Spire Roading Hospital is like making a comparison between day and night. There, my consultant identified an... Continue reading


Pamela’s custom-made knee replacement

 ConforMIS custom-made knee replacement

Dear Mr McDermott, I can’t thank you enough for your patience and understanding to finally get me there. My case was not straightforward, in that I had an underlying problem with ongoing sinus infections, unfortunately resulting in 2 cancellations. We then had to include a microbiologist from London Bridge Hospital and he gave us both the confidence... Continue reading

19th February 2018

Maria Cadman

 Custom-made knee replacement

Dear Ian, The end of November marked my 6-month anniversary since I had my knee operation, and I knew it was time for me to say thank you properly for everything you have done to make me feel like a new person. I can’t believe how lucky I have been!  I am so pleased that... Continue reading




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