Sally Tennant attained most of her surgical training in London, completing her specialist training as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2004. After 18 months sub-specialising in paediatric orthopaedic surgery at the British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada (12 months) and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (6 months), she was appointed Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultant at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, and at St Mary’s Hospital, London in 2005. In 2008 she visited Professor Ponseti and his team in Iowa, and in 2009 spent a week in Stockholm extending her experience of neuromuscular upper limb surgery at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital.
Since 2015 she has worked solely at the RNOH, Stanmore.
While continuing to practice very broadly with an interest in most areas of paediatric orthopaedics, both trauma and elective, she has specific interests in the management the management of clubfoot (including the use of the Ponseti technique) and other foot conditions, and neuromuscular disorders, particularly Cerebral Palsy. She is a member of the BOA (British Orthopaedic Association) and BSCOS (British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery) and regularly attends Paediatric Orthopaedic conferences both in the UK and abroad, in addition to organising paediatric orthopaedic meetings and courses herself in the UK. She is on the medical advisory committee of 2 Paediatric Orthopaedic charities.