Philip Henman has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2001. He graduated from St Andrews and Manchester Universities and roamed around the country during his training, loosely based in Dundee for specialist training in orthopaedics. Fellowship training in children’s orthopaedics was divided between Montpellier, Metz, Paris, Adelaide and London before he finally settled to steady employment in the Northeast of England.
His consultant post has been a hybrid commitment to orthopaedic trauma care and children’s orthopaedics which come together in an interest in treating children’s musculoskeletal trauma and infections. An interest in managing ballistic injuries in children comes from experience working for the International Committee for the Red Cross, the British Army and a number of visits to Afghanistan with Sandy Gall’s Afghanistan Appeal, a British NGO with a particular focus on children’s rehabilitation after conflict injury.