Mr. Karthik Karuppaiah

M.B.B.S., M.S (Orth), MRCS, MSc-Evidence Based Orthopaedics, MCh Orth, FRCS (Trauma& Orthopaedics)

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon,

(Special interest in Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist surgery)

Department Trauma and Orthopaedics,

King’s College Hospital, London.

Mr. Karuppaiah 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. Mr. Karuppaiah 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.



  • shoulder1


    The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint formed by the articulation of the head of the humerus with the glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade). The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, which allows us to position the hand anywhere in space.

  • elbow2


    The elbow is a complex hinge joint, which allows flexion, extension and rotation of forearm. It is formed by the articulation between the bottom end of the humerus (the arm bone) and the ulna and radius (the two forearm bones)

  • hand-wrist1


    The hand is a very complex part of the body, formed by 19 bones, 14 joints, muscles, tendons and nerves. The intricate function of the hand depends on the close coordination between these structures

  • wrist1


    The wrist joint is one of the most complex and active joint in our body. It bridges the hand to the forearm and is actually a collection of multiple bones and joints


Patient Information


11 Jul 2019

CT scans

A computerised tomography scans uses multiple x-rays that is then processed in a computer to create detailed images of inside ...



08 Jul 2019

Sterno-clavicular joint problems – instabilit ...

What are Sterno-clavicular joint problems? Sterno-clavicular (SC) joint is formed between the clavicle (collar bone) and the ...



08 Jul 2019

SLAP tear

What is SLAP tear? SLAP tear or SLAP lesion or labral tears stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior. The labrum is a ri ...



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    Peter Varnes

    "Dear Dr. Karuppaiah,  I would like to take this opportunity to thank both you and your surgical team, the nurse and staff at Orpington Hospital for the care shown to me prior to, and after the operation to my right hand and elbow. The Treatment I received from both you, and all of your surgical team was of the highest standard and the explanations given to me by you and your anesthetist prior to my operation was reassuring and helpful. The nursing staff at the hospital was excellent in caring and treatment. Please pass on my gratitude to all concerned."

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    Frankie Mordie

    "Karthik, I'd like to take this opportunity to say Thanks you for making it possible for me to be the best i can again with my shoulder fixed i feel i have my life back again.

    Thanks You!"

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    "Mr. Karuppaiah, Thank you for all the help and support (a Amazing Surgery!)"

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    Dan Tiglar

    "Special thanks to Dr. Karuppaiah and to his team, for the way how they treated me!

    Thank you, doctor!"

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    "I know that I'm not out of the woods yet. But i already have more movement in my fingers than before.

    You seemed to have worked wonders!"

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    "To Dr. Karuppaiah and colleaques, I would like to thank so much for all your care and attention throughout my treatment. Its been two years since my accident and almost 4 months since removing the plate and screws. It was an amazing feel you undertook to repair the horrific demage to my arm. I'm using My arm and no one would know that had happened to me.

    Once again i thank you and your team"

Contact Details

Private Practise

London Bridge Hospital

The Shard

St Thomas’ Street

London SE1 9BS

 Thursday Evening


BMI The Blackheath Hospital

40-42 Lee Terrace


London SE3 9UD

Friday PM

HCA Seven Oaks Medical Centre

Beadle House

London Rd

Sevenoaks TN13 2JD

Thursday AM

Guthrie Clinic (Private Patients Wing)

King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill,

London SE5 9RS

Tuesday evening

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital

Bucks Cross Road



Kent BR6 7RG

Thursday AM

BMI The Sloane Hospital

125 Albemarle Road


Kent BR3 5HS

Friday Evening

Private Secretary

Angharad Smith

T: 07483 297361 | 020 8852 7137


Correspondence address:

Mr Karthik Karuppaiah,

Winchester House Outpatients Department,

BMI The Blackheath Hospital,

Independents Rd,

Blackheath, London SE3 9LF 

NHS Practice

Kings College Hospital,

Denmark Hill,

London SE5 9RS,

Secretary: Doreen Rowlay

Phone: 020 3299 9000

Queen Mary’s Hospital,

Frognal Ave,

Sidcup DA14 6LT

Secretary: Sarah Pinel

Phone: 020 8302 2678 

Princess Royal University Hospital,

Farnborough Common,

Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND

Secretary: Ruth Mansell

Phone: 01689 863000