Mr Karthik Karuppaiah, Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon

Mr Karthik Karuppaiah M.B.B.S., M.S Orth, MRCS, MSc-Evidence Based Ortho(UK), MCh Orth(UK), FRCS (Tr&O)

Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon

M.B.B.S., M.S Orth, MRCS, MSc-Evidence Based Ortho(UK), MCh Orth(UK), FRCS (Tr&O)
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Areas of expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgery
  • Complex trauma and Sports injuries
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Tendinitis (tennis & golfer’s elbow)
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Recommendations for Mr Karuppaiah

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Haroon Mufti, GP

    Mr Karuappaiah has excellent bedside manner and brilliant technical ability. Results reported from patients are very satisfactory and he is very experienced with complex cases too

  • byMr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Karthik is a highly regarded upper limb surgeon with an impressive teaching hospital practice. He is known to be an excellent surgeon and patient centred in his approach - highly recommended.

  • byMr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor, Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant Surgeon

    Karthik is a highly talented surgeon who has done wonders for his patients , I fully recommend him

  • byDr Haroon Mufti, GP

    Mr Karuappaiah has excellent bedside manner and brilliant technical ability. Results reported from patients are very satisfactory and he is very experienced with complex cases too

  • byMr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Karthik is a highly regarded upper limb surgeon with an impressive teaching hospital practice. He is known to be an excellent surgeon and patient centred in his approach - highly recommended.

  • byMr Edmund Fitzgerald O’Connor, Plastic and Reconstructive Consultant Surgeon

    Karthik is a highly talented surgeon who has done wonders for his patients , I fully recommend him

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, SE1 2PR

    • London Bridge Hospital

      27 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PR

    • BMI The Blackheath Hospital

      40-42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, SE3 9UD

    • BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital

      Bucks Cross Road, Chelsfield, Orpington , BR6 7RG

    • BMI The Sloane Hospital

      125 Albemarle Road, Shortlands, Beckenham , BR3 5HS

    • LycaHealth Orpington

      3 New Mill Road, Orpington, BR5 3TW

    • LycaHealth Canary Wharf

      1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD

    About Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

    GMC number: 7034429

    Year qualified: 2002

    Place of primary qualification: Dr M G R Medical University

    Mr Karthik Karuppaiah is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon at Kings College Hospital, London, where he has worked since 2014. He also provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb injuries. His special interests are upper limb, Dupuytren’s disease, hand and wrist, elbow, shoulder and fractures. He has comprehensive clinical expertise in evaluation and management of sports injuries, arthritis, and nerve and tendon problems in the upper limb. He recommends non-surgical management whereever possible and uses surgery only as the last resort. His master’s degree on Evidence Based Medicine in Orthopaedics trained him to only provide the most relevant and cutting-edge care.

    Mr Karuppaiah had his orthopaedic training at Ganga Hospital, India and Kings’ College Hospital, London. He also trained at various hospitals in southeast London and northeast England. He completed his master’s degrees in orthopaedics from the Teesside University, UK and Madras Medical College, India. He is a member and fellow of Royal College of Surgeons.

    Mr Karuppaiah lectures both nationally and internationally at leading conferences and training courses. He trains the next generation of surgeons by teaching modern orthopedic techniques to undergraduate students at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools. He is a faculty at Kings FRCS intense revision course, Hand surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course and Medway Upper-limb course. He is a clinical and educational supervisor for foundation year and specialty training doctors.

    Mr Karuppaiah has a flourishing academic career and has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has won several accolades in upper-limb research both at the national and international levels. His research work is cited by numerous authors, journals and orthopedic textbooks. He is an editor or reviewer of various international scientific orthopaedic journals.

    Areas of expertise

    • ACJ arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Clavicle fractures
    • Complex trauma and sports injuries
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Distal radius fractures / wrist fracture
    • Dupuytren’s disease
    • Elbow fractures
    • Fractures and dislocations in upper limb
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Hand and wrist – arthritis
    • Humerus fractures
    • Impingement syndrome
    • Ligament injuries
    • Metacarpal fractures
    • Nerve and tendon problems in the upper limb
    • Neuropathies (carpal tunnel/ cubital tunnel syndrome)
    • Rotator cuff injury
    • Scaphoid fractures
    • Shoulder dislocation/instability
    • Sports injuries
    • Stiffness
    • Tendinitis (tennis & golfer’s elbow)
    • Trigger finger/thumb

    Professional memberships

    British Indian Orthopaedic Society
    British Elbow & Shoulder Society
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    West Kent Medico Chirurgical Society
    Indian Orthopaedic Society
    India Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association

    Articles by Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

    Swellings of the sternoclavicular joint

    Scaffolds in the management of massive rotator cuff tears

    Delayed reconstruction following incarceration of the medial epicondyle in the elbow joint

    Barriers to staff reporting adverse incidents in nhs hospitals

    Challenges faced in the management of radial shaft nonunion and implant failure on a background of distal radius malunion

    Elbow instability following lateral collateral ligament complex avulsion fracture and joint interposition

    The staged management of gleno-humeral joint osteonecrosis in patients with haematological-induced disease

    Intraoperative life threatening acute lung injury

    Management of heterotopic ossification and restricted forearm rotation

    Unstable trochanteric fractures in elderly osteoporotic patients