Mr Paul Culpan

Mr Paul Culpan

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee)

Special Interests:

  • Lower limb complex trauma
  • Pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery
  • Partial/total knee replacement (primary and revision)
  • Total hip replacement (primary and revision)
  • Bespoke (custom made) lower limb arthroplasty
  • Complex arthroscopic multi-ligament knee reconstruction Knee arthroscopy (meniscal repairs/ACL/PCL reconstruction)
  • Osseointegration


Mr Culpan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the largest trauma centre in Europe, the Royal London Hospital

He joined St Bartholomew’s and Royal London teaching hospital in April 2010 and initiated a pelvic and acetabular trauma service to complement the existing impressive orthopaedic trauma service that the Royal London Hospital is renowned for. This service has developed rapidly to become the busiest in the country.

Mr Culpan is one of a handful of surgeons globally performing customised hip replacements utilising minimally invasive techniques and more complex hip replacement surgery including lower limb reconstruction surgery, revision surgery and knee replacement surgery.

He specialises in the management of complex trauma patients including pelvic and acetabular fractures being amongst the few global surgeons who can perform the so-called “fix and replace”. He continues to manage patients with knee sports injuries and knee ligament injuries including reconstructions in complex multiple ligament injuries of the knee.

For many years, Mr Culpan has treated international patients who have travelled for care in London and abroad. As CEO of London International Patient Services, he has worked closely with leading consultants across London to provide the best level of care possible to overseas patients.


Qualifying from Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1996, having previously attained a BSc from the University of St Andrews, he undertook his fellowship in France working at the famous orthopaedic teaching centre in Garches, Paris.

Following this, he moved with his family to Abu Dhabi where he spent two and a half years working as a consultant in the largest hospital in the UAE. He specialised in knee sports injuries; knee and hip replacements; lower limb trauma and pelvic and acetabular trauma. He returned to London in 2010 to join the Royal London Hospital.

International Presentations

9th National Trauma Conference, Kuwait, March 2017

Damage Control and Early Total Care

Culpan P

9th National Trauma Conference, Kuwait, March 2017

Acute Total Hip Replacement in Femoral Neck Fractures

Culpan P

1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Anatomic Plating of Acetabular Fractures and the Stoppa Approach

Culpan P

1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

Culpan P

Kuwait International Orthopaedic Updates Meeting (KIOUM), October 2016

Periprosthetic fractures around the knee

Culpan P

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Congress (OTA), Gaylord, Washington, USA, Oct 2016

A Randomised Controlled Trial – Neuromuscular Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Pelvic Trauma Patients

Culpan P, Rich J, Bates P

Ankle arthrodesis following failed arthroplasty

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Sept 2007, 89-B, 1178-83

Culpan P, Le Strat V, Judet T

European Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES), Vienna, Austria, May 2016

Early experiences of a new anatomic anterior plating system for acetabular fractures in a Level-1 UK trauma centre

Culpan P

1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

Dhir R, Gee M, Arshad H, Culpan P, Bates P

American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1st March 2016

Spino-Pelvic Dissociation: Have we finally got it right?

El Daly I, Culpan P, Raganathum A, Montgomery A, Bates P

Combined British and Italian Hip Society Meeting, Milan, Nov 2015

Acetabular Fracture Fixation in Older Patients

Arshad H, Bates P, Culpan P

Podium presentation, American Acadamy Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2014

Infix in Management of Unstable Pelvic Fractures

Stammers J, Massa E, Culpan P, Bates P

International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress, Dubai, March 2014

Minimally Invasive Pelvic Ring Fixation

Culpan P

65th Egyptian Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, Cairo, Dec 2013

Latest Concepts in Total Hip Arthroplasty: CT planning and minimal access surgery

Culpan P

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