Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

London International Patient Services

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 07034429

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr. Karuppaiah joined as a Consultant in Kings College Hospital, London, in 2014 following completion of his advance training in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgeries. With the experience, he manages a wide range of orthopaedic conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist. His clinical expertise is comprehensive evaluation and management of sports injuries, arthritis, nerve and tendon problems in the upper limb. He also treats multiple injured patients, at Kings College Hospital, one of the busiest Major Trauma Centres in the UK and also provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb injuries.

Mr. Karuppaiah had his orthopaedic training in two of the best institutes in the world, namely Kings’ College Hospital, London and Ganga Hospital, India. He was also trained in various hospitals in southeast London and northeast England. He has completed his master’s degrees in orthopaedics, from the Teesside University, UK and Madras Medical College, India. He is also a member & fellow of Royal College of Surgeons. His master’s degree on Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics fine-tuned his clinical approach to patients to provide with best available and up-to-date evidence-based cutting-edge care.

He regularly lectures both nationally and internationally at leading conferences and training courses and continues to teach the modern orthopedic techniques to trainees. He is intensely involved in teaching and training the trainees from SE Thames Orthopaedic rotation. He is a faculty in Kings FRCS intense revision course, Hand surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course and Medway Upper-limb course and is a clinical and educational supervisor for foundation year and specialty training doctors. He is a keen teacher who teaches orthopaedics to undergraduate students at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools.

He has a brilliant academic career and has published more than 25 articles in peer reviewed indexed journals. He has special interests in upper-limb research and has won several research accolades both at the national and international levels. His research work is cited by numerous authors, journals and orthopaedic textbooks. He is a member of the editorial board and is also a reviewer of various international scientific orthopaedic journals.

Areas of interest

Clavicle fractures; Humerus fractures; Distal radius fractures / wrist fracture; Scaphoid fractures; Hand fractures; Metacarpal fractures; Elbow fractures; ACJ seperation, rotator cuff injury, impingement syndrome, ACJ arthritis; shoulder dislocation/instability; tennis elbow; Golfers elbow; cubital tunnel syndrome; carpal tunnel syndrome; trigger finger/thumb; Dupuytrens disease; sports injuries; arthritis; fractures and dislocations in upper limb, nerve and tendon problems in the upperlimb

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