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Mr. Karuppaiah joined as a Consultant in Kings College Hospital, London, in 2014 following completion of his advance training in shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgeries. With the 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 upperlimb. He also treats multiple injured patients, at Kings College Hospital, one of the busiest Major Trauma Centres in the UK and also provides tertiary referral service for complex upper-limb injuries.
Mr. Karuppaiah had his orthopaedic training in two of the best institutes in the world, namely Kings’ College Hospital, London and Ganga Hospital, India. He was also trained in various hospitals in southeast London and northeast England. He has 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 regularly lectures both nationally and internationally at leading conferences and training courses and continues to teach the modern orthopedic techniques to trainees. He is intensely involved in teaching and training the trainees from SE Thames Orthopaedic rotation. He is a faculty in Kings 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 25 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.
Areas of interest
sports injuries; arthritis; nerve and tendon problems in the upperlimb
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Reference number 7034429
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (1-5)
Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)
Primary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of long bone with internal fixation, e.g. proximal humerus or proximal tibia (+/- arthroscopic assistance) - (1-5)
Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
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