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 and Wrist)

Special Interests:
  • 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, tendinitis, arthritis, bursitis, frozen shoulder
  • Fractures – Clavicle, Shoulder, humerus, elbow, Radius/ulna, Distal radius, scaphoid and hand


Telephone: 0207 164 6114

Fax: 0207 022 1606


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.

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 upperlimb conditions and knows when surgical management will be successful. He recommends non-surgical management where possible and would not do surgery unless absolutely necessary.

International Presentations

19th EFORT congress, 30 May to 01 June 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
Wrist Arthrodesis: Comparison Of Outcomes And Complications
Ali, Zaid, Karruppaiah, Karthik, Poon, Henry
19thEFORT congress, 30 May to 01 June 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
Outcome Following Management Of Comminuted Unstable Lateral End Clavicle Fractures With Locking Plate And Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction With Coracoid Anchor
Karthik Karuppaiah, Ahmed Bilal, Toby Colegate-Stone, Joydeep Sinha, Adel Tavakkolizadeh
World Trauma Congress 2016, 15-20th August, New Delhi, India
Disparities in Trauma Care Between India and UK
Saini AK, Anoop A, Karuppaiah K, Kavarthapu V
FESSH 2016, 22-25 June 2016, Santander, Spain
Metacarpal fragility fractures: Cross-sectional study on epidemiology and predictive value of further fragility fractures
Edwin, A. Sinha, S. Sait, D. Baskaran, K. Karuppaiah
17th EFORT Congress, 1-3 June 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
Audit Of NHS Staff Perception And Knowledge Of Adverse Incident
2. John Edwin, Joanna Bovis, Chris Bano, Jonathan Compson, Karthik Karuppaiah
13th ICSES , 18-20 May 2016, ICC, Jeju, Korea
Long Term Outcome Of Three & Four Part Proximal Humeral Fractures Treated With PHILOS Plate And Avascular Necrosis Of Humeral Head
Arya A,Karuppaiah K, Sinha J
SICOT 2015, 17-19th Sep, Guangzhou,China
. Arthroscopic versus open dorsal wrist ganglion excision: a 7 years’ retrospective study to compare the rates of recurrence
Altaf Ahmed, Mohamad Hachem, Karthik Karuppaiah
15th EFORT Congress, London, 4-6 June 2014
From Recurrent Motor Branch Of Median Nerve Presenting As A Thenar Mass
Karthik Karuppaiah, Charles Godavitarne, Jonathan Compson Naevolipoma
15th EFORT Congress, London, 4-6 June 2014
Role Of Synthetic/Biologic Scaffolds In The Management Of Rotator Cuff Tears– A Systematic Review
Karthik Karuppaiah, Adel Tavakkolizadeh, Joydeep Sinha
15th EFORT Congress, London, 4-6 June 2014
Robotic Surgery In Trauma And Orthopaedics – Systematic Review
Karthik Karuppaiah, Adel Tavakkolizadeh, Procar Dasgupta, Joydeep Sinha
15th EFORT Congress, London, 4-6 June 2014
Management Of Scapular Spine Stress Fractures: Our Experience In A Patient With Bilateral Fracture And Review Of The Literature
Karthik Karuppaiah, Jason Lau, Joydeep Sinha, Adel Tavakkolizadeh
15th EFORT Congress, London, 4-6 June 2014
Calcific Tendonitis Of The Long Head Of Biceps - An Unusual Cause Of Shoulder Pain
Olivia Ashman, Karthik Karuppaiah, Adel Tavakkolizadeh
12th International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2013, April 10-12, Nagoya, Japan
Copeland Humeral Head Resurfacing - A Long term Study analysing the functional outcome
Karthik Karuppaiah, Ayeshah Gordon Dixon, Jenn Shiunn Wong, William Alexander Scott
AAOS 2012, 8th Feb, San Francisco, USA
Analysis of the Causes and Outcome After Hypothenar Fat Pad Flap for Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Karthik Karuppaiah, Rajesh Nanda, John Stothard
12th EFORT Congress, June 2011, Copenhagen.
Functional outcome after repair of rotator cuff using knotless suture anchor fixation system
Karthik Karuppaiah, S Balasubramanian, Professor Amar Rangan
12th EFORT Congress, June 2011, Copenhagen
Role of whole body CT scan in the evaluation of polytrauma patients
Karthik Karuppaiah, Paul Baker, Kyee Han, Anthony Hui
11th International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow, 2010 Edinburgh, UK.
Reconstruction of proximal humerus using Intramedullary Strut Allograft in Complex Proximal Humeral Fractures
Karthik Karuppaiah, Vijay Kamath, Professor Amar Rangan
SICOT 2010, Gothenberg, Sweden
Primary Cemented Hemiarthroplasty For Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures In Elderly Osteoporotic Patients
Karthik Karuppaiah, Manju Ramappa, Prof. Mayilvahanan Natarajan
SICOT 2010, Gothenberg, Sweden
Mini Open In-Situ Decompression Of Ulnar Nerve At The Cubital Tunnel: Early Results Of A Prospective Study
Karthik Karuppaiah, Rajesh Nanda, John Stothard

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