Mr Philip Mathew

Mr Philip Mathew

FRCS(Orth) Dip Hand Surgery (Br)

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Special Interests:

  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
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Mr Mathew, who currently privately practices at The Wellington Hospital in London and Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brent Wood.

He takes great care of his patients and believes in shared decision-making whilst guiding them to make the right decision for their treatment. He is a member of a whole host of established societies, such as the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as the British Medical Association.

These fellowships enhanced his understanding of hand and wrist pathology and helped him gain exposure to state of the art management options for a variety of wrist and hand pathology through working with some of the giants in hand and wrist surgery in the US, Spain, and France and India.

His main area of expertise is WALANT ( wide awake local anaesthetic surgery without a tourniquet) and arthroscopic treatment options (key hole surgery) for wrist and hand pathology and specialist interest is mainly wrist and hand fractures and ligament injuries and instability.

He is a reviewer of the Journal of Hand Surgery and an examiner for the British Diploma in Hand Surgery and Honorary Senior Lecturer, at Queen Mary’s University, London.


He is married to a plastic surgeon and enjoys sketching and travelling and supports the charitable work of Medicines Sans Frontieres

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See Philip's Publications

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