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

Telephone: 0207 164 6114 (ext 2680)

Fax: 0207 022 1606


Mr Culpan is a Consultant Trauma

and Orthopaedic Surgeon working

at the largest trauma centre in Europe,

the Royal London Hospital

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.


Pre-operative Waterlow score: Predicts risk of post-operative infection in patients with neck of femur fractures
El-Daly I, Ibraheim H, Culpan P, Bates P
Injury. 2015 Dec;46(12):2394-8
Are Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Orthopaedics Easily Read by Patients
El-Daly I, Ibrahim H, Rajakulendran K, Culpan P, Bates P
Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2015 Oct 15
Thromboprophylaxis in patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures: A short review and recommendations
El-Daly I, Reidy J, Culpan P, Bates P
Injury, 2013 Dec;44(12):1710-20
Osteotomy of the tibial tubercle in complex primary total knee replacement
Lavigne F, Culpan P, Piriou P, Judet T
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Jan 2009
Study of hip morphology and femoral offset
Piriou P, Culpan P, and the Meije group
Interactive Surgery, Vol 2, p216-219 Dec 2007
Ankle replacement vs arthrodesis : a comparative gait analysis study
Piriou P, Culpan P, Mullins M, Pozzi D, Cardon JN, Judet T
Foot and Ankle Intl, Vol 29 no.1: 3-9 Jan 2008
Ankle arthrodesis following failed arthroplasty
Culpan P, Le Strat V, Judet T
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Sept 2007, 89-B, 1178-83
Relationship Between locking-bolt torque and load pre-tension in the Ilizarov frame
Osei NA, Bradley BM, Culpan P, Mitchell JB, Barry M, Tanner KE
Injury. 2006 Oct;37(10):941-5
Case Report: Extensive spinal epidural abscess in a diabetic patient post splenectomy. Associated with a full recovery
Ansari A, Davies D, Lohn J, Culpan P, Etherington G
Anaesth Intensive Care. Dec 2004; 32(6):825-9
Continuous Passive Motion
P Culpan, J Skinner
Hospital Healthcare Europe, September 2002
The role of re-hydration in the prevention of fat embolism syndrome
I.D. McDermott, P. Culpan, M. Clancy and J.F. Dooley
Injury, 2002; 33:757-75

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
Culpan P, Le Strat V, Judet T
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Sept 2007, 89-B, 1178-83
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
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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