Patient experiences

Sharon Nicholson

 Meniscal allograft 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

March 2017

Louise Ayling

 Meniscal allograft transplantation + Revision ACL reconstruction

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

March 2017

Sarah Conway

 Meniscal allograft 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

March 2017

Leo Camish

 Radiofrequency Chondroplasty to patella

I am a 15-year-old student at Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex, where I play a term of Rugby, a term of Hockey and a term of Cricket. I also represent Sussex at Cricket, where I have played for the last 3 years as a wicket keeper / batsman. I developed a pain in my right knee early... Continue reading

March 2017

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

Laura Procter

 Meniscal Repair

Late May 2008 I managed to damage my knee whilst climbing. It was felt odd at the time. It felt like I had only twisted it but it was very painful to walk on and I could not straighten my leg. The swelling came up the next day when I went to visit the Doctor who said I... Continue reading

July 2009