Mr Paul Culpan, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Paul Culpan MB ChBBSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChBBSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
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MrPaul Culpan,Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Culpan is a recommended Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee)

London international patient services

London international patient services

HipPLAN User Group Meeting

HipPLAN User Group Meeting

Sally Anne at 2 weeks following a total hip replacement

Sally Anne at 2 weeks following a total hip replacement

LIPS Osseointegration event - Interviews

LIPS Osseointegration event - Interviews

GP Webinar - Knee Surgery - What can wait and what cannot during COVID?

GP Webinar - Knee Surgery - What can wait and what cannot during COVID?

Kensington Orthopaedics Webinar - A Case Study Discussion

Kensington Orthopaedics Webinar - A Case Study Discussion

Areas of expertise

  • Complex lower limb trauma surgery
  • Pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery
  • Partial/ total knee replacement (primary and revision)
  • Total hip replacement including the use of custom-made implants and the minimally invasive anterior approach
  • Complex hip reconstruction and revision hip replacement
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Recommendations for Mr Culpan

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Recommended by:

  • byMiss Claire Fitzgerald, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Culpan is a gifted surgeon and clinician and provides comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care. He supports a wide range of patients from the UK and internationally. He specialises in pelvis/acetabular/hip and knee pathology and internationally acclaimed in his treatment and knowledge of these. He has super specialist interest in complex degenerative and traumatic conditions and the polytraumatised patient. I'd have no hesitation to refer my patient to him.

  • byMr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul Culpan as a surgeon. He was an excellent mentor to me during my training, and proved himself to be a talented, dedicated surgeon. His training history is exceptional. It was also clear that his patients trusted him and that he had excellent professional relationships with them. Mr Culpan also embraces new technologies, which help deliver outstanding patient-outcomes. I would recommend him to my family!

  • byMr Sammy Hanna, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Paul is a highly skilled lower limb surgeon with excellent expertise in managing the full spectrum of pelvic, hip and knee disorders. He always offers his patients the most advanced and cutting-edge treatments consistently achieving excellent outcomes. Paul is a thorough and meticulous surgeon, has a great bedside manner, and is highly respected by his patients and colleagues. Highly recommended.

  • byMr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Outstanding hip, knee and polytrauma surgeon. His reputation as a leader in his field is internationally acknowledged across the orthopaedic community. Highly talented surgeon with exquisite bedside manner providing great care to his patients. I have been fortunate to work with him directly for many years and I recommend him highly.

  • byMiss Homa Arshad, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I am delighted to recommend Mr Paul Culpan as a trusted colleague with the same subspecialty interests. We share a philosophy in aiming for excellence in patient experience. He brings a highly experienced, knowledgeable and considered approach to our MDT discussions.

  • byDr Basil Almahdi, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Paul is one of the best Hip and Knee surgeons that I have worked with. As an anesthetist, I get to see the operative skills of surgeons at a close, hence I can testify for Paul’s unique abilities and skills in this field

  • byMr Joshua Lee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I have worked with Paul as a colleague for many years. He is a highly skilled surgeon, who has excellent bedside manners. I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

  • byDr Kalpesh Parmar, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Paul is a thorough and diligent surgeon who cares deeply about his patients and gives a first-class opinion. I have full confidence in referring patients to him.

  • byMr Nick Aresti, Trauma & Orthopaedics (Upper Limb)

    Paul is one of the best pelvis, hip and knee surgeons around. Very experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommended.

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

    Paul is a highly experienced consultant, with a kind bedside manner , I fully recommend him

  • byMs Erin Lahay, Physiotherapist

    Mr Paul Culpan is a world-renowned hip surgeon. He's just the foremost authority in his field. He is amazing. He does a lot of traumatic hip injuries and fractures. He's really good with his patients and his bedside manner is excellent.

  • byMiss Claire Fitzgerald, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Culpan is a gifted surgeon and clinician and provides comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care. He supports a wide range of patients from the UK and internationally. He specialises in pelvis/acetabular/hip and knee pathology and internationally acclaimed in his treatment and knowledge of these. He has super specialist interest in complex degenerative and traumatic conditions and the polytraumatised patient. I'd have no hesitation to refer my patient to him.

  • byMr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul Culpan as a surgeon. He was an excellent mentor to me during my training, and proved himself to be a talented, dedicated surgeon. His training history is exceptional. It was also clear that his patients trusted him and that he had excellent professional relationships with them. Mr Culpan also embraces new technologies, which help deliver outstanding patient-outcomes. I would recommend him to my family!

  • byMr Sammy Hanna, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Paul is a highly skilled lower limb surgeon with excellent expertise in managing the full spectrum of pelvic, hip and knee disorders. He always offers his patients the most advanced and cutting-edge treatments consistently achieving excellent outcomes. Paul is a thorough and meticulous surgeon, has a great bedside manner, and is highly respected by his patients and colleagues. Highly recommended.

  • byMr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Outstanding hip, knee and polytrauma surgeon. His reputation as a leader in his field is internationally acknowledged across the orthopaedic community. Highly talented surgeon with exquisite bedside manner providing great care to his patients. I have been fortunate to work with him directly for many years and I recommend him highly.

  • byMiss Homa Arshad, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I am delighted to recommend Mr Paul Culpan as a trusted colleague with the same subspecialty interests. We share a philosophy in aiming for excellence in patient experience. He brings a highly experienced, knowledgeable and considered approach to our MDT discussions.

  • byDr Basil Almahdi, Pain Medicine Specialist

    Paul is one of the best Hip and Knee surgeons that I have worked with. As an anesthetist, I get to see the operative skills of surgeons at a close, hence I can testify for Paul’s unique abilities and skills in this field

  • byMr Joshua Lee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    I have worked with Paul as a colleague for many years. He is a highly skilled surgeon, who has excellent bedside manners. I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

  • byDr Kalpesh Parmar, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Paul is a thorough and diligent surgeon who cares deeply about his patients and gives a first-class opinion. I have full confidence in referring patients to him.

  • byMr Nick Aresti, Trauma & Orthopaedics (Upper Limb)

    Paul is one of the best pelvis, hip and knee surgeons around. Very experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Highly recommended.

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

    Paul is a highly experienced consultant, with a kind bedside manner , I fully recommend him

  • byMs Erin Lahay, Physiotherapist

    Mr Paul Culpan is a world-renowned hip surgeon. He's just the foremost authority in his field. He is amazing. He does a lot of traumatic hip injuries and fractures. He's really good with his patients and his bedside manner is excellent.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, W1G 6HL

    • The London Clinic (9 AM to 1 PM)

      5 Devonshire Pl, Marylebone, London, W1G 6HL

    • The Shard Outpatient Clinic (2 PM to 5 PM)

      32 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9BS

  • The Royal London Hospital For Integrated Medicine (NHS)

    60 Great Ormond Street, London, Greater London, WC1N 3HR

  • About Mr Paul Culpan

    GMC number: 4306009

    Year qualified: 1996

    Place of primary qualification: University of Manchester

    Mr Paul Culpan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, where he is also the Departmental Lead for Hip and Knee Surgery. His special interests in orthopaedics are arthroscopic knee surgery, partial and total primary knee replacements and revision knee replacements, primary total hip replacement, complex hip reconstruction and revision hip replacement, and pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery.

    The treatments he offers include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, ACL repair, arthroscopy, bone density scan, femoroacetabular impingement treatment, ganglion cyst excision, hip arthroscopy, hip dysplasia treatment, hip replacement surgery, hyaluronic acid knee and hip injections for pain, knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, osseointegration surgery for amputees, and periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) / hip preservation.

    After completing BSc from the University of St Andrews, Mr Culpan qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1996. His post-graduate basic surgical training was undertaken at Bart's and the Royal London surgical rotations. He then pursued higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the North East Thames region on the University College London rotation. In this, he worked as a Specialist Registrar at some of the region’s best teaching hospitals including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Middlesex and University College Hospital London, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Bart's and the Royal London Hospitals where he worked with renowned experts in their field.

    Mr Culpan became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2005 and completed his higher surgical training in 2007. He spent one-year fellowship with Professor Thierry Judet at his world-famous orthopaedic unit in Garches, France. Then he spent two and a half years working as a consultant in the largest public hospital in Abu Dhabi before returning to London in 2010 to join Bart's and the Royal London Hospital in the same year.

    Areas of expertise

    • Bespoke (custom made) hip and knee arthroplasty
    • Knee sports injuries and hamstring injuries
    • Complex arthroscopic multi-ligament knee reconstruction
    • Complex hip reconstruction and revision hip replacement
    • Complex lower limb trauma surgery
    • Knee arthroscopy (meniscal repairs/ACL/PCL reconstruction)
    • Osseointegration
    • Partial/total knee replacement (primary and revision)
    • Pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery
    • Rehabilitation of complex trauma patients
    • Total hip replacement including the use of custom-made implants and the minimally invasive anterior approach

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Paul Culpan

    Thromboprophylaxis in patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures

    Are patient-reported outcome measures in orthopaedics easily read by patients?

    Pre-operative waterlow score

    Ankle replacement versus arthrodesis

    Spinopelvic dissociation

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  • Mr Barry Andrews, Consultant Knee and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

    Barry is a highly specialised knee surgeon dealing with the full spectrum of knee issues from sports injuries to replacements. I have operated with him many times and know he is a talented and elegant surgeon. He is also a very decent chap and I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

  • Mr Syed Aftab, Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Syed is a highly respected and impressively capable spine surgeon and colleague. He combines the very best surgical skills with the ability to communicate with his patients and colleagues to deliver the best of care. I would highly recommended Syed for the full spectrum of spine care.

  • Mr Joshua Lee, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Josh is a talented and dedicated and well respected hip and knee surgeon who has been my colleague for many years. I have seen first hand his surgery and results - I have absolutely no reservations in recommending him to patients.

  • Mr Dafydd Edwards, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Excellent hand and upper limb surgeon. Taff manages the full spectrum of injuries and works in a top quality MDT structure. I send him many of my patients and will continue to do so. Highly respected colleague.

  • Mr Karthik Karuppaiah, Orthopaedic and Upper Limb 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.

  • Mr Jerome Davidson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Jerome is a highly regarded hip surgeon, managing complex and straight forward cases with a thorough and considered approach. He is an excellent communicator and very nice chap.

  • Mr Ajit Abraham, General, Laparoscopic, Robotic & Hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) Surgeon

    Ajit is a very experienced and talented surgeon who is highly regarded by his colleagues. He is a very decent person and very popular with his patients - highly recommended.

  • Dr Kalpesh Parmar, Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist

    Kal is a highly respected SEM specialist who I have worked with for years. Expert in managing high performance sportsman to everyday injuries. Highly recommended.

  • Miss Homa Arshad, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Homa is a very caring doctor and an excellent hip, knee and trauma surgeon. She often goes above and beyond for her patients and I would thoroughly recommend her.

  • Mr Sammy Hanna, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Very talented and capable hip and knee surgeon. Calm and clear communicator, highly respected in our department. No hesitation in fully recommending Sammy.

  • Mr Matay Arsan, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeon

    Matay is a highly regarded hand and upper limb specialist. He is patient centred in his approach and has excellent rapport with patients and colleagues.

  • Mr Francesc Malagelada, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Foot and ankle surgeon of the highest calibre. Excellent rapport with patients and colleagues. Highly respected in our department.

  • Mr Asit Arora, ENT Airway Robotic Head & Neck Consultant Surgeon

    Asit is a pioneer in his field and highly regarded. He is a fantastic communicator and very decent person. Highly recommended

  • Miss Claire Fitzgerald, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Excellent upper limb and shoulder surgeon. Great ability to communicate with patients and highly respected by colleagues.

  • Mr Alastair Fry, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Alastair is a highly regarded surgeon, managing the most complex of cases with a calm, caring bedside manner. His feedback from patients is phenomenal and I would highly recommend him.

  • Mr Adrian Carlos, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Adrian is a fantastic surgeon and a great person. He his a talented surgeon and patient centred in his approach.