Mark Jackson – Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Mark Jackson
Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Specialising in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Sports Knee Injuries, Arthroscopy and Knee Replacement.


Mark studied medicine in the UK at King’s College London, graduating in 1997. He then embarked on Basic Surgical Training followed by Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the South East London programme.

Mark studied medicine in the UK at King’s College London, graduating in 1997. He then embarked on Basic Surgical Training followed by Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics on the South East London programme.

On gaining the FRCS (Tr&Orth) in 2007 and successful completion of training with addition onto the Specialist Register, further specialist knowledge and experience was gained on 2 fellowships. The first of which was a year in Ireland under supervision of Mr Ray Moran gaining extensive exposure to the management of sports knee injuries and anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

The subsequent year was spent in The Mater Hospital, Sydney, Australia in a busy hip and knee joint replacement facility.

On completing orthopaedic specialist training and sub-speciality fellowships, I started my practice as a Consultant at The Sports Surgery Clinic. Over the last 13 years this has evolved and grown steadily to be split almost 50:50 between sports related surgery and degenerative conditions of the knee. This encompasses the full range of meniscal and chondral arthroscopic procedures, with a special interest in primary and anterior cruciate ligament revision reconstructive surgery, having performed over 2000 reconstructions since commencing my practice. The degenerative knee practice has expanded to include osteotomies, partial and total knee arthroplasty.

M.B.B.S (Lon), BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), FFSEM (GB&I)

  • Kings College, London. BSc (Hons) 1994, MBBS (Lon) 1997
  • Basic Surgical Training: London 1997-2001
  • MRCS (Eng) 2000
  • AO Trauma Fellow – Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. 2006
  • Diploma sports and exercise medicine (UK), 2007.
  • Higher Surgical Training: The London Deanery, UK. 2002-2008
  • FRCS (Tr&Orth) 2007
  • Knee Fellow – Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital & Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. 2007-2008
  • Arthroplasty Fellow – Sydney Hip & Knee Surgeons, Mater Hospital, Sydney, Australia. 2008-2009

Development of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament database in the Sports Surgery Clinic for prospective data collection. This is to enable the continued study of patients who have sustained this injury and to maximise the results and success in return to sports and activities.

  • Mid-term results of third generation alumina on alumina ceramic bearings in cementless total hip arthroplasty. A ten year minimum follow-up. E. Yeung, P Thornton-Bott, R. Chana, M. P. Jackson et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012;94 138-44.
  • The role of patient factors and implant position in squeaking of ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacements. S. A. Sexton, E. Yeung, M. P. Jackson et al J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011;93-B 439-442
  • The effect of obesity on the outcome of hip and knee arthroplasty.Yeung E, Jackson M, Sexton S, Walter W, Zicat B, Walter W.Int Orthop. 2011 Jun;35(6):929-34.
  • Timing of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in athletes and the incidence of secondary pathology within the knee. J. Kennedy, M. P. Jackson, P. O’Kelly, and R. Moran. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2010;92-B 362-366
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surface and risk of revision due to dislocation after primary total hip replacement S. A. Sexton, W. L. Walter, M. P. Jackson, R. De Steiger, and T. Stanford J Bone Joint Surg Br 2009;91-B 1448-1453
  • The impact of obesity on the mid-term outcome of cementless fixed bearing total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2009: 91B: 1037-1043
  • The effect of obesity on the mid-term survival and clinical outcome of cementless total hip replacement. Joint Surg Br 2009;91-B 1296-1300
  • Superior pole sleeve fracture following patellar stabilisation. Brennan S, Walls R, Jackson MP, Moran R. Knee. 2009 Jun;16 (3):235-7.
  • Chessiar K, Jackson MP, Brewin J, Butler-Manuel A. Results of retrograde nailing for supracondylar total knee replacement peri-prosthetic fractures. Int Orthopaedics; 2009 33(4): 981.
  • Sampson M, Jackson MP, Moran R et al. 3T MRI for the diagnosis of meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament pathology: a comparison to arthroscopic findings. Clin Radiol 2008 63(10): 1106-11.
  • Moran R, Jackson MP, Falvey E. “Better outcomes for sports injuries” The Irish Medical Times 18/04/2008.
  • Dodd L, Jackson MP, Varma R: Poller blocking screws and intramedullary nailing in tibial malunion. Annals Royal College Surgeons England; 2007 89(8): 816-8.
  • McGillion S, Jackson MP, Lahoti O: Arthroscopically assisted treatment of triplanar distal tibial injuries. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics B; 2007 16(5):313-316.
  • Rudol G, Jackson MP, James SE: Tibial plateau fracture complicating unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty; 2007 22(1) 148-150.
  • Hussein R, Jackson MP, Hinves B. Long term results of the ABG1 hip. Hip International 2006; 16(2) 179-183 (Abstract).
  • Jackson MP and Clasper J. “The floating metacarpal”-fracture dislocation of the head and base of the index metacarpal. Injury. 2005; 36(4) p87-89.
  • Gossop M, Keaney F, Sharma P, Jackson MP. The unique role of diamorphine in British medical practice: a survey of general practitioners and hospital doctors. Eur Addict Res. 2005; 11(2):76-82.
  • Jackson MP and Singh D. Total ankle replacement. Current Orthopaedics 2003; 17 (4) 292-298.
  • Jackson MP, Philp B, Powell BWEM, Murdoch L: High frequency oscillatory ventilation to treat severe paediatric inhalation injury. Burns 2002; 28(5) 509-511.
  • Jackson MP, Nussey S, and Mudan S: Metformin induced lactic acidosis. Clinical Intensive Care 2000; 11(4).
  • Return to play in paediatric and adolescent patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Kilkenny CJ, Hurley ET, Hogan RE, Moore TK, Withers D, King E, Jackson M, Moran R. Knee 2022 (37) 87-94.
  • The effect of meniscal pathology and management with ACL reconstruction on patient-reported outcomes, strength and jump performances ten months post-surgery. Byrne L, King E, McFadden C, Jackson M, Moran R, Daniels K. The Knee 2021 (32) 72-29.
  • Return to play after patella tendon autograft for primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in rugby player. Hurley ET, Withers D, King E, Franklyn-Miller A, Jackson M, Moran R. Orthop J Sports Med 2021 29(11) 3877-82
  • The effect of meniscal pathology and management with ACL reconstruction on patient reported outcomes, strength, and jump performance ten months post surgery. Byrne L, King E, McFadden C, Jackson M, Moran R, Daniels K. Knee 2021 32 72-79.
  • The Majority of athletes fail to return to play following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction due to reasons other than the operated knee. Toale J, Hurley E, Hughes A, Withers D, King E, Jackson M, Moran R. KSSTA 2021 29:3877-3882
  • Can Biomechanical testing after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Identify Athletes at risk for subsequent ACL injury to the Contralateral uninjured limb? King E, Richter C,Daniels KAJ, Franklyn-Miller A, Falvey E, Myer GD, Jackson M, Moran R, Strike S. AmJSportsMed 2021 Mar 49(3): 609-619.
  • Biomechanical but not strength or performance measures differentiate male athletes who experience ACL reinjury on return to level 1 sports. King E, Richter C, Daniels KAJ, Franklyn-Miller A, Falvey E, Myer GD, Jackson M, Moran R, Strike S. AmJSportsMed 2021 Mar;49(4): 918-927
  • Factors Influencing Return To Play and Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Rates in Level 1 Athletes After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:2 Year Follow up on 1432 Reconstructions at a single center. King E, Richter C,Jackson M, Franklyn-Miller A, Falvey E, Myer GD, Strike S, Withers D, Moran R. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;48(4):812-824.
  • Differences in Maximal, Explosive and Reactive Strength, Patient-reported Outcomes and Return to Play Rates between Primary and revision ACL reconstructed athletes, 9 months after surgery. Carolan D, Jackson M, King E, Richter C, Moran R. OJSM 2020 16;8(9).
  • Biomechanical but not timed performance asymmetries persist between limbs 9 months after ACL reconstruction during planned and unplanned change of direction. King E, Richter C, Franklyn-Miller A, Daniels K, Wadey R,Jackson M, Moran R, Strike S. J Biomech. 2018 Nov 16;81:93-103.

Within the Sports Surgery Clinic, I am involved in ongoing research designed to maximise the outcomes of our ACL patients. As an initial instigator to develop this programme, I try to encourage all my patients to be part of this process so that we can strive to improve further our return to sport rates and maximise performance on return with a reduced risk of further injury. We are frequently able to present and publish the results of these studies at national and international meetings.

Sport has always been massive part of my life, having played multiple sports growing up. I am keen Liverpool Supporter and golfer in my spare time. Since moving to Ireland nearly 15 years ago and starting a family here, an interest in GAA was ignited which has grown year on year. Having such a keen interest in sport gives me an ability to show a strong empathy to injuries in particular from sport.