Mr Matthew James Dawson


MB ChB, FRCSG (Tr & Orth )

GMC number: 3358414

Practising since: 1988


Orthopaedic surgery

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Leading knee surgeon Matt Dawson specialises in sports injuries and degenerative conditions affecting the knee.

Mr Dawson believes in the principle of joint preservation in order to prolong knee activity and knee function to the highest level. His philosophy is to individually assess patients with the appreciation that alignment and stability of the knee are the bedrock to successful knee function and successful surgery.

After completing his surgical training in London in 2001 Mr Dawson commenced as a Consultant Knee Surgeon  in Cumbria.

Mr Dawson  is now one of the leading authorities on osteotomy surgery in Europe and is the current Chair of leading European Sports Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Society, ESSKA’s Osteotomy Committee.

Mr Dawson is committed to the education of healthcare professionals. He hosts a successful fellowship in Osteotomy and Knee surgery, lectures worldwide and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2015 Mr Dawson launched the annual Northern Osteotomy Masterclass. in Newcastle Upon Tyne which attracts international experts and delegates from around the world.

Mr Dawson performs a wide range of knee procedures including arthroscopy, total and partial knee replacement, ligament surgery, routine and complex osteotomy and a range of combined procedures for deformity and instability. | | Office number: 01697 282119

Special interests

  • Joint Preservation
  • Knee Osteotomy – single, bilateral, double and complex cases
  • Ligament surgery - ACL Reconstruction / PCL Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacements – Partial and Total
  • Patello-femoral Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy – Meniscal and cartilage repair

Other interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Correction of torsional deformities
  • Multi level deformity correction

Personal interests

  • Music
  • Football
  • Cycling
  • Travel
  • Family

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Matthew James Dawson at Nuffield Health

  • Osteotomy
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Patellofemoral joint replacement
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair

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Mr Dawson has research interest in all knee surgery and specifically the realignment of knees to preserve joints and function.

He is passionate about investigating and establishing new treatments for patients which improve upon the current standard. The intention is always to attempt to preserve the native knee where feasible and delay the need for knee replacement. The objectives are to enhance function in the middle-aged years and to reduce rates of revision knee replacements in later life.

He has researched and published on a new device which has been developed to perform osteotomy more accurately. This involves the implantation of a rod within the top of the tibia bone and utilises a remote-controlled magnetic system which controls the degree of correction of alignment AFTER the osteotomy surgery. Results have shown greater accuracy of surgical procedures when using this device.

Mr Dawson is also involved in the research and development of new systems and devices in the performance of osteotomy including work on patient specific instrumentation (PSI) and patient specific plates (PSP).  


  • BASK
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
  • AO Trauma Faculty
  • British Orthopaedic Association

Other posts held

  • North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Matthew James Dawson does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Matthew James Dawson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Matthew James Dawson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.