Mr Colin Esler

Mr Colin Esler

Orthopaedic Surgeon
BMedSci (Hons), BM,BS, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Colin Esler at Spire include:


Other treatments

Mr Esler also treats Sports injuries and performs Foot surgery.

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Professional profile

I was trained in orthopaedic surgery in Nottingham, Exeter, Bournemouth and Leicester and have worked in Leicester since 1995. I was awarded funding in 1994 to undertake research on knee replacement surgery and evaluate types of knee replacement. In 1997 I was awarded a fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) regarding hip and knee surgery. I was appointed as a consultant in Leicester in 2000.

My practice embraces all aspects of knee surgery arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures, hip replacement and foot and ankle surgery. I have particular interest in young patients with knee problems and those with failed knee replacements.

I co-ordinate the activities of the Trent Arthroplasty Study which looks at the outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgery. I have presented my research on knee replacement in patients aged less than 55 years both nationally and internationally. The aims of my research are to improve the results of surgery and to provide patients with a better understanding of what to expect from surgery.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Foot surgery
Knee surgery
Hip 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.

Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Pat Rouse
Private secretary telephone 0116 265 3042 Extension 3059
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9016
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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
Council Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Regional Clinical Co-ordinator of the National Joint Register

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Hon.Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester.

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Personal Profile

I continues to actively  participate in rowing, golf and running (marathons and half marathons) which helps my understanding of sporting injuries and the need to get back to sport rapidly.  I also work, and spectate, at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.

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