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Dr. Karthik Karuppaiah


Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.


Current Appointments

  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital
  • BMI Blackheath Hospitals
  • London Bridge Hospital

Special Clinical Interests

  • Upper limb – Complex trauma and Sports 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
  • Elbow – Tendinitis (Tennis & Golfer’s elbow), arthritis, stiffness, ligament injuries
  • Hand and wrist – arthritis, ligament injuries, fractures, tendinitis, lumps
  • Dupuytren’s disease, neuropathies (carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel syndrome)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries of Hand and Wrist

Medical Conditions/Treatments

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council (GMC) -UK
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society(BESS)
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand(BSSH)
  • The British Indian Orthopaedic Society UK(BIOS)
  • West Kent Medico Chirurgical Society
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association( IOA)

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