Ernest Schilders

Consultant Hip and Groin Surgeon


Professor Schilders specialises in minimally-invasive hip surgery, and a unique professional portfolio combining expertise in hamstring problems, adductor-related groin pain and hip arthroscopy.

He has treated footballers from the majority of Barclays Premier League and npower Championship football clubs, as well as players throughout Europe and the Middle East, and elite athletes from other sports. Professor Schilders is the country’s leading expert in adductor problems in athletes. He has unparalleled experience in arthroscopic labral repairs of the hip, having performed in excess of 700 procedures, and has particular expertise in the treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement.

Recent and current appointments

  • Consultant at the Yorkshire Clinic (Leeds-Bradford) and The Wellington Hospital (London)
  • From 2008 he has been a Visiting Professor in Sports Medicine at the Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, and a Visiting Research Professor at the Carnegie Research Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure since 2012

Publications, lectures and teaching

  • Regular faculty member on international conferences
  • Lectures on the Nottingham University and University College London Sports Medicine courses
  • Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Professor Schilders has undertaken numerous studies on adductor problems in athletes, looking at imaging, conservative management and minimally-invasive surgical treatment. He was the first UK-based author to publish a large study about the advantages of arthroscopic labral reconstruction, as opposed to labral resection in the treatment for femoro-acetabular impingement.

Society memberships

  • Founding member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK
  • Member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact my secretary, Edward Stephen who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 195 2442
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106

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I couldn't recommend Prof. Schilders any more highly, if you are struggling with any kind of groin injury and rehab doesn't seem to be working then my advice is to seek out the best in they field and you need to look no further than here. Thank you so much, 18 months down the line and my groin is better than ever.