The Gilmore Groin & Hernia Clinic - Accessible Excellence

The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic was established in 1991 by Mr Jerry Gilmore.

He was appointmented Consultant Surgeon at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1976, having been awarded the Begley Prize and Hunterian Professorship by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Moynihan Prize by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

During research for the master of Surgery Degree he developed an interest in wound healing which evolved into specific interest in soft tissue injuries and repair. In 1980 he recognised the syndrome of Groin disruption in sportsmen and undertook the first successful repair.

The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic


The technique later became known as "Gilmore's Groin" or Sportsmans Groin (and also the misnomer sports hernia.) This pioneering work which has resulted in the successful and rapid restoration of many sporting careers, was recognised nationally by the award of Fellowship of the Institute of Sports Medicine in 1995.

In 1999 Mr Simon Marsh a prize winning Cambridge Graduate and Consultant in Colchester joined the clinic because of his surgical expertise and knowledge of different sports and their associated injuries. He was appointed Surgical Director of the Clinic following Jerry Gilmore's retirement from practice in October 2010.

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