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Mr Matt Dawson - Orthopaedics

Mr Matt Dawson is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee injuries and surgery

Clinical interests

Mr Dawson is one of the leading authorities on osteotomy surgery in the UK and Europe. Mr Dawson performs a wide range of knee procedures including arthroscopy, femoral and tibial osteotomy, total and partial knee replacement, articular cartilage surgery, single and multiple ligament reconstruction, patella realignment and stabilisation and a range of combined complex procedures for deformity and instability. Mr Dawson currently chairs the European Osteotomy committee of the ESSKA Organisation.

Learn more about Matt, his treatments and principles of care by visiting his website: Matt Dawson - The Knee Clinic

Matt Dawson - testimonials


Academic background

Medical Degree - MB ChB, November 1987 - University of Leicester, Medical School

Post Graduate - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons - Glasgow 1993

Intercollegiate Board - FRCS (Tr & Orth) Dublin 1999

Specialist Training -  Certificate of Completion - 5th March 2001

Entry onto Specialist Register - 14th March 2001

2001 – Present - Consultant Knee Surgeon at North Cumbria University Hospitals

Continued career pathway – experienced surgeon, regular research, audit projects and publications resulting in:

2015 - Clinical Excellence Awards Level 9 - North Cumbria University Hospitals

2015 - Developed and introduced Annual - Northern Osteotomy Masterclass

2015  - In association with BOA  introduced Osteotomy Fellowship in North Cumbria University Hospitals

2019 - In association with ESSKA Mr Dawson is hosting x2 Osteotomy Fellowship

A leading knee surgeon based in the North West of England and a founder member of the Osteotomy Expert Group.

Mr Dawson is a Knee Surgeon who specialises in sports injuries and degenerative conditions affecting the knee. He is a global leader in the field of Osteotomy leading with innovation and new technologies.

Mr Dawson has developed one of the largest UK practices in osteotomy with over 500 cases to date.

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.

Mr Dawson is committed to the education of healthcare professionals. He hosts a successful fellowship in Osteotomy and Knee surgery at North Cumbria University Hospital and lectures locally, nationally, internationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of osteotomy.

Mr Dawson is working at the leading edge of knee osteotomy surgery with device technologies, surgical applications, and teaching techniques. This innovative technology permits correction of alignment to occur under precise post-operative control using a magnetic remote control device. Mr Dawson is the first UK surgeon to perform this surgery. He has an international Osteotomy congress and is in demand to speak at meetings around the world.

Outside of work Matt has been married to his wife Jo for over 20 years and together they have four children. He is a long-suffering lifelong Newcastle United fan. He enjoys family life, cycling, all sports and walking Walter the dog!


Professional Memberships


BASK - British Association for Surgery of the Knee

BOA – British Orthopaedic Association

ESSKA – European Sports Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

ESSKA – Osteotomy Committee Chairman

BMA – British Medical Association

AO Trauma Faculty Member


NHS base

NCUH – North Cumbria University NHS Trust

01772 965 225