Consultant Profile

Mr Colin Esler

Mr Colin Esler BMedSci (Hons), BM,BS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Foot Surgery
    • Hip Surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:
Knee arthroscopy. Reconstruction ACL. Meniscal repair. Articular cartilage transplantation. Arthritis of the knee in young patients. Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. Revision knee replacement surgery.
Research interests:
Assessing the outcome of sport injuries. Improving techniques used in ACL and cartilage reconstruction. Assessing the results of hip and knee replacement surgery in young patients.
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Hon.Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Treasurer of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee
Member of The European Society for Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
Member of The British Hip Society
Member of The British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society
Council Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Regional Clinical Co-ordinator of the National Joint Register
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0116 265 3685
Private secretary:
Mrs Pat Rouse
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3042 Extension 3059
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9016
Private secretary email address:
Alternate Mondays and alternate Tuesday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Mr Esler was trained in orthopaedic surgery in Nottingham, Exeter, Bournemouth and Leicester and has worked in Leicester since 1995.
He was awarded funding in 1994 to undertake research on knee replacement surgery and evaluate types of knee replacement. In 1997 he was awarded a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) regarding hip and knee surgery. He was appointed as a consultant in Leicester in 2000.
Mr Esler’s practice embraces all aspects of knee surgery – arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures, hip replacement and foot and ankle surgery. He has particular interest in young patients with knee problems and those with failed knee replacements.

Mr Esler co-ordinates the activities of the Trent Arthroplasty Study which looks at the outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgery. He has presented his research on knee replacement in patients aged less than 55 years nationally and internationally. The aims of his research are to improve the results of surgery and to provide patients with a better understanding of what to expect from surgery.
Personal profile:
Mr Esler continues active participation in rowing, golf and running (marathons and half marathons) which helps his understanding of sporting injuries and the need to get back to sport rapidly.
He also works, and spectates, at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.

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Mr Colin Esler

Mr Colin Esler Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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