Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Leslie Klenerman arrived in the UK in 1956 having been to school and university in Johannesburg South Africa. He trained at Oswestry, the Royal National Orthopaedic and The Middlesex Hospitals. In 1970 he became a consultant at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre when it opened and remained there for 17 years. He spent the latter part of his career as Professor and Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Liverpool University.
At Northwick Park he was able to undertake experimental research in the animal house and develop his interest in the use of the tourniquet. He started a foot clinic and did a number of pedographic studies which resulted in the award of the James Berry Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990. He also had close links with Jonathan Reeve of the bone research group and investigated osteoporosis and femoral neck fractures. At Liverpool he enlarged and promoted the long standing postgraduate course for a Master’s degree in orthopaedics started by Robert Jones in 1924.
Since his retirement he has edited and written several books: The Evolution of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Tourniquet Handbook, and The Human Foot – a companion to clinical studies with Professor Bernard Wood, formerly head of Anatomy in Liverpool. The History of Osteomyelitis is his latest production and he is now working on a new book on exercise and health. He has been a senior demonstrator in the Anatomy Department at Cambridge University since moving to the city six years ago.