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 (Shoulder, Elbow, Hand
- Upper limb – Complex trauma and Sports injuries
- Dupuytren’s disease, neuropathies (carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel syndrome)
- Hand and wrist – arthritis, ligament injuries, fractures, tendinitis, lumps
- Elbow – Tendinitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow), arthritis, stiffness, ligament injuries
- Shoulder – Rotator cuff problems/tear, dislocation/instability, impingement syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, frozen shoulder
- Fractures – Clavicle, Shoulder, humerus, elbow, Radius/ulna, Distal radius, scaphoid and hand
Mr Karuppaiah joined as a Consultant in King’s College Hospital, London, in 2014 following completion of his advance training in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgeries.
With this 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 King’s College Hospital, one of the busiest Major Trauma Centres in the UK and also provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb conditions.
He regularly lectures both nationally and internationally at leading conferences and training courses and continues to teach the modern orthopaedic techniques to trainees. He is intensely involved in teaching and training the trainees from SE Thames Orthopaedic rotation.
He is a faculty member in King’s 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 30 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 orthopedic textbooks. He is a member of the editorial board and is also a reviewer of various international scientific orthopaedic journals.
Mr. Karuppaiah had his orthopaedic training in two of the leading institutes in the world, namely King’s College Hospital, London and Ganga Hospital, India. He was also trained in 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 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 has extensive experience in managing upper limb conditions and knows when surgical management will be successful. He recommends non-surgical management where possible and would not do surgery unless absolutely necessary.