Mr Matt Dawson is a highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports injuries and degenerative conditions affecting the knee. His areas of expertise include; knee osteotomy, knee ligament reconstruction, joint replacement, partial joint replacement, arthroscopy and cartilage reconstruction. His private clinics are based at The Cumbrian Knee Clinic Penrith, Nuffield Health Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital, Ramsay Fulwood Hall Hospital Preston and BMI The Lancaster Hospital. He is a global leader in the field of osteotomy, having developed one of the largest UK practises in osteotomy of the knee, and has one of the largest single surgeon series in the UK.
Mr Dawson completed his orthopaedic training in London and a sports knee fellowship in Dublin before he joined North Cumbria University NHS Hospital, where he has worked since 2001. During these years he has been clinical director and is the knee surgery lead. He also provides one of the largest unicondylar (partial) knee replacement services in the North of England, having carried out over 300 of these procedures. He uses gold standard implants for both partial and full knee replacements and the National Joint Registry confirms his good results.
Mr Dawson has developed one of the largest European practices in Osteotomy surgery, with around 600 cases to date. This includes a wide range of osteotomy, incorporating combined complex procedures for deformity and instability.
Mr Dawson is a leading educator in the field of osteotomy and joint preservation. He hosts a successful fellowship in osteotomy and knee surgery at North Cumbria University Hospital and lectures locally, nationally and internationally. Mr Dawson also hosts an annual international masterclass at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he is joined by internationally recognised experts. He is a founding member of UKKOR, the world’s first national osteotomy registry. From 2018 to 2022 he has been elected the Chair of the leading European Sports Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Society, ESSKA’s Osteotomy Committee.
Mr Dawson is undertakes research and his work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the subject of osteotomy and knee surgery. Currently, he is collaborating with various international companies in increasing accuracy in osteotomy surgery.