Mr Karthik Karuppaiah

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

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Recommended by 2 specialists

20 years of experience


Mr Karuppaiah is a clinician and an academic. As a clinician, he works with Kings College Hospital, London, as a consultant. He occupied the position after completing his higher training in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgeries in 2014. He is into the treatment of multiple injured patients at Kings College Hospital. He is into the management of various orthopaedic conditions that affect the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist. He is skilled at broad evaluation and management of sports injuries, arthritis, nerve, and tendon problems in the upper limb. Likewise, Mr Karuppaiah provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb injuries. His orthopaedic training took place in Kings College Hospital, London and Ganga Hospital, India.

He obtained training in a variety of hospitals in southeast London and northeast England. He bagged master’s degrees in orthopaedics from the Teesside University, UK and Madras Medical College, India. His master’s degree was on Evidence-Based Medicine in Orthopaedics and it helped to adjust his clinical approach to patients towards the provision of the best available and up-to-date evidence-based cutting-edge care. As an academic, Mr Karuppaiah frequently lectures at national and international leading conferences and training courses. He teaches trainees on modern orthopaedic techniques, as well as the trainees from SE Thames Orthopaedic rotation, and undergraduate students at Guys, Kings, and St. Thomas Medical Schools.

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 speciality training doctors. Mr Karuppaiah has over 25 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals. His research interest is in upper-limb research and his research efforts have been recognised nationally and internationally. His research work is cited by many authors, journals and orthopaedic textbooks. He belongs to the editorial board and reviews a variety of international scientific orthopaedic journals. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Clavicle fractures, shoulder dislocation, ACJ separations, shoulder and humerus fractures, elbow fractures and ligament injuries, radius/ulna fractures, distal radius fractures, scaphoid fractures, hand fractures and ligament injuries, Dupuytrens disease, trigger finger.

  • Hand and wrist - Dupuytren’s disease, neuropathies (carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel syndrome), trigger finger, Ganglion, lumps.
  • Elbow – Tendinitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow), arthritis, stiffness, ligament injuries
  • Shoulder – Rotator cuff problems/tear, dislocation/instability, impingement syndrome, tendinitis, arthritis, bursitis, frozen shoulder
  • Fractures – Clavicle, Shoulder, humerus, elbow, Radius/ulna, Distal radius, scaphoid and hand


  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tamil
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7034429
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,780 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,371 reviews

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Is a colleague

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


    Recommended for:
    Hand Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Pain
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Mr Paul Culpan
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "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. "


    Recommended for:
    Fracture, Hand Injury, Hand Pain