Professor Sir Keith Porter
09:10 – The clinical problems of the injured patient
Professor Porter qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital in London in the 1974 before being jointly appointed at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital in April 1986. He was awarded a professorship by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), the University of Birmingham and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in 2005.
His interests include trauma care, diaphysealDiaphyseal refers to the shaft of the body's long bones, such as the femur (thigh) and humerus (upper arm) bones. and intra-articular fractures, sports injuries, fracture non-unions, trauma reconstruction, knee surgery and surgery for tendonopathyTendinopathy is a disease of the tendons, which connect muscles to bones..
He remains the UK’s only Professor of Clinical Traumatology and has been at the forefront of developing world-class treatment for injured military servicemen and women over the past 10 years. He is also the chair of annual International Trauma Conference.
Professor Porter was knighted in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Armed Forces.