Karthik Karuppaiah

Orthopaedic Surgery

22 years of experience
22 years of experience



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Mr Karuppaiah is a consultant and academic who works with Kings College Hospital in London. He completed his higher training in shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist surgeries in 2014 and has since treated multiple injured patients and managed various orthopaedic conditions that affect the upper limb. He is an expert in evaluating and managing sports injuries, arthritis, nerve, and tendon problems. Mr Karuppaiah provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb injuries. He received his orthopaedic training at Kings College Hospital, London and Ganga Hospital, India.

Mr Karuppaiah obtained master's degrees in orthopaedics from Teesside University, UK and Madras Medical College, India. His research interest is in upper-limb research, and his research efforts have been recognised nationally and internationally. He has over 25 articles published in peer-reviewed, indexed journals, and his research work is cited by many authors, journals and orthopaedic textbooks. As an academic, Mr Karuppaiah frequently lectures at national and international conferences and training courses. He teaches modern orthopaedic techniques to trainees from SE Thames Orthopaedic rotation and undergraduate students at Guys, Kings, and St. Thomas Medical Schools.

Mr Karuppaiah is a faculty member in Kings FRCS intense revision course - Hand Surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course and Medway Upper-limb course. He is also a clinical and educational supervisor for foundation year and specialty training doctors. He belongs to the editorial board and reviews a variety of international scientific orthopaedic journals. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.


Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Trauma Surgery

All procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • External Fixation Devices
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Fixation Surgery
  • Joint Fusion (Hand)
  • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
  • Joint Injection
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Stabilisation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Repair (Hand)
  • Ulnar Nerve Release
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Wrist Replacement

All conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Finger Injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Arthritis (Wrist)
  • Bone Spurs
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Elbow Fractures
  • Fracture (Broken Bone)
  • Hand Fractures
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Arthritis (Hand)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Dislocation of the Elbow
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Stiffness
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Humerus Fractures
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Mallet Finger
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
  • Osteoporotic Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy (Pitcher's Shoulder)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger


Tamil, English


M.B.B.S., M.S Orth, MRCS, MSc-Evidence Based Ortho(UK), MCh Orth(UK), FRCS (Tr&O)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 7034429


St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS


42-52 Nottingham Place, London, W1U 5NY


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £300

Follow-up appointment: £200


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.89 / 5

Personal care received

4.93 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.89 / 5



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