Mr Paul Culpan

Mr Paul Culpan

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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12 specialists

23 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Mr Culpan was attentive and listened carefully to my issues. He fully explained what he believed to be the issue (borne out by the scan). He then talked me through the options and what I could expect. “
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Subspecialties

  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Injury
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4306009
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £320

    Follow-up appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1231 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1546 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    14:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
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    Sun
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    About

    Mr.Culpan is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the largest trauma centre in Europe ,The Royal London Hospital . He is one of the surgeons globally performing customized hip replacements utilising minimally invasive techniques. His areas of interest include hip and knee replacements, revision surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic knee surgery, complex hip reconstruction, and revision hip replacement.

    Mr. Culpan graduated from the University of Manchester with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1996. He then undertook his basic surgical training through the Bart’s and Royal London surgical rotations. He then went on to complete his higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the University College London rotation.

    He was awarded a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2005 and completed his training in 2007. Following this, he completed a year-long fellowship under the supervision of Professor Judet at his renowned orthopaedic unit in Garches, France. He then worked as a Consultant in Abu Dhabi, and then returned to the UK in 2010 to work for Bart’s Health Trust. He is also interested in research and has many professional publications. 

    He now splits his time as a senior consultant at the Royal London Hospital where he teaches and operates on particularly more complex cases and working privately in central London with patients traveling from all over the world for his expertise. He remains a very active surgeon with a particular interest in custom made or CT planned hip and knee replacements, pelvic and acetabular trauma, revision and complex arthroplasty and more recently osseointegration and rehabilitation.

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    Medical procedures

    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • ACL Reconstruction
    • Acetabular Reconstruction
    • Anterior Hip Replacement
    • Arthroscopy
    • Chondral Grafting
    • Custom-Made Knee Replacement
    • Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) Hip Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Hip Arthroplasty
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Injection
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Knee Ligament Repair
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Replacement
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Meniscus Tear Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Patella Realignment
    • Pelvic Reconstruction
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
    • Revision Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Sports Injuries
    • Tibia Fractures
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Acetabulum Fractures
    • Ankle Fractures
    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
    • Bone Spurs
    • Femur Fractures
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Fractures
    • Hip Impingement
    • Knee Cyst
    • Knee Fractures
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb)
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation
    • Pelvic Fractures
    • Posterolateral Corner Injury
    • Stress Fractures
    • The Young Hip
    • The Young Knee
    • Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
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    Education

    • BSc
    • MB ChB
    • FRCS (Tr & Orth)
    • MB ChB 1996 University of Manchester
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Hip Replacement
    19/57
    Hip Surgery
    3/57
    Knee Arthroscopy
    3/57
    Knee Pain
    3/57
    Tibia Fractures
    2/57
    ACL Reconstruction
    1/57
    Ankle Fractures
    1/57
    Arthroscopy
    1/57
    Bursitis (Hip)
    1/57
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/57
    Fracture (Broken Bone)
    1/57
    Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    1/57
    Hip Replacement and Hip Revision
    1/57
    Hip and Groin Pain
    1/57
    Hip pain
    1/57
    Hip replacement
    1/57
    Hip soreness
    1/57
    Knee Replacement
    1/57
    Knee Surgery
    1/57
    Revision complex hip replacement surgery
    1/57
    Ruptured ACL
    1/57
    Sports Injuries
    1/57
    Total Knee Replacement
    1/57
    Ultrasound Guided Injections
    1/57
    haematoma right hip area
    1/57
    hip problem
    1/57
    left full hip replacement
    1/57
    left knee partial replacement
    1/57
    pain in my right thigh
    1/57
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Pain
    Mr Culpan was attentive and listened carefully to my issues. He fully explained what he believed to be the issue (borne out by the scan). He then talked me through the options and what I could expect.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Everything was well explained before the operation, the outcome of the surgery is excellent. I am now able to do things that I was not able to do before: putting on shoes & socks without effort, also my posture is now balanced. I used to have problems balancing while climbing up the stairs. I am happy that now my leg length are equal. The follow ups confirmed the success of the procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip soreness
    I would highly recommend Mr Culpan. Very professional and yet friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knee Arthroscopy Knee Pain
    I received professional and knowledgeable advice, with clear explanation of options. What was helpful was my welcomed input into next steps. I appreciated being inform and then being invited into the decision
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Fracture (Broken Bone) Sports Injuries Tibia Fractures
    Mr Culpan is not only a very talented consultant, he has the empathy to understand his patients and provide a positive outcome.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I would highly recommend Mr Culpan. From the first appointment I had thorough and informative diagnostics and a clear idea of my hip problem and the treatment required. I was given all the information and advice I needed to make a decision and have the operation when I was ready. The care I received by Mr Culpan and his team and the nursing care at London Bridge was first class. The results have been outstanding, having been in terrible pain and being restricted in walking distances I am now walking on average 8km a day and back to all my sports with no discomfort and complete flexibility. It is a very daunting idea to have major surgery but being in the hands of such a great surgeon and having the right team around you is key. In addition taking the advice and following all the physio instructions is key to building strength and being able to return to a active life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Surgery
    I asked another leading orthopaedic surgeon to recommend a hip specialist to consult over my complex hip problems and he suggested Mr Paul Culpan, who I was told is top of his game. I am delighted by the treatment received from this very experienced and skilled surgeon. His easy manner is an added bonus. I would not hesitate to recommend him for both straightforward and complex problems.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Culpan did a total hip replacement for me and I have nothing but gratitude for him. He is a lovely man who is cheerful, supportive and pro active. He is a great communicator on all levels. My scar is amazing and so small which is unusual with hip replacements. My pre and post op care and ongoing support has been amazing. Although it can never be said to be great to have an operation this has been the most positive experience overall for me and given me a new lease of life with renewed energy and functionality. I cannot recommend Mr Culpan enough. You will feel very safe and supported in his capable hands. If Culpan can't, no one can!!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bursitis (Hip) Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride) Ultrasound Guided Injections
    I cannot thank Dr Culpan enough for the support he has given me over the last year. I went to him with hip issues - lower back pain and difficulty sleeping. When I went at the end of 2019/start of 2020 I was in agony and finding it hard to cope. Walking and getting out of bed was even an issue. I had been seeing my own GP for sometime who had prescribed painkillers to help. Initially we tried some physio but ended in an ultrasound guided cortisone injection into my hip following an MRI which had located the problem. Just before we locked down last march. I don't know how I would of coped the last year if this hadn't happened. It was pretty miraculous. Dr Culpan has a really caring bedside manner and I trust him implicitly. I had an appointment to see how we were getting on and I mentioned my hands which had been painful this year - dr said come back in 4 months. He immediately spotted what it was - carpal tunnel syndrome - recommended a colleague - and I was fixed within 2 weeks. I really can't stress enough how happy I have been with my treatment and the outcome. So thankful to have him as a support
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I had a Total Hip Replacement. Mr Culpan is extremely kind, caring and approachable. He always had plenty of time to explain the detail about the procedure. I felt totally reassured, confident and safe. Six weeks after my operation. I feel very well, and move freely.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 12 doctors for:
    12

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Mr Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor
    Plastic Surgery

    09-03-2021

    Paul is a highly experienced consultant, with a kind bedside manner , I fully recommend him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Stress Fractures, Peripheral Nerve Injury
    For procedures: Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Bone Marrow Tests & Biopsies
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Mr Dafydd Edwards
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    11-03-2021

    Paul is a leader in his field of medicine. He has a fantastic and honest bed side manner and is respected by his peers and colleagues.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Hip Preservation Surgery, Custom-Made Knee Replacement, Arthroscopy, Steroid Injection, Knee Arthroscopy, External Fixation Devices, Anterior Hip Replacement, Pelvic Reconstruction , Hip Arthroplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Tim Lebens
    Dr Tim Lebens
    General Practice (GP)

    15-07-2021

    Excellent surgeon and highly experiencved

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone), Hip Impingement, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Knee Pain, Osteoarthritis, Hip Dysplasia, Pelvic Fractures, Arthritis (Knee), Hip Fractures, Femur Fractures, Acetabulum Fractures, Patella (Kneecap) Dislocation, Sports Injuries, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    For procedures: Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Revision Surgery, Meniscal Repair, Custom-Made Knee Replacement, Tendon Repair, Steroid Injection, Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Hip Arthroplasty, Meniscus Tear Surgery, ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Dr Basil Almahdi
    Dr Basil Almahdi
    Anaesthetics

    26-03-2021

    Paul is one of the best Hip and Knee surgeons that I have worked with. As an anesthetist, I get to see the operative skills of surgeons at a close, hence I can testify for Paul’s unique abilities and skills in this field

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Dislocated Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    For procedures: Cartilage Surgery (Knee), Tendon Repair, Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction, Hip Injections (including Steroid, Hyaluronic Acid, PRP and nStride)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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