Mr Paul Culpan

Mr Paul Culpan

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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6 specialists

23 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.98
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Total hip replacement. All went smoothly. Well explained in advance and followed up afterwards.“
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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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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    31 Old Broad Street

    31 Old Broad Street By Tower 42, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1HT
    21 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

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

    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, revisoin and complex arthroplasty and more recently osseointegration and rehabilitation.




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    Medical procedures

    • Lower limb fractures and revision surgery
    • Hip injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    • Minimally invasive knee surgery
    • Hip Replacement - primary annd revision
    • Knee Replacement - primary and revision
    • Multiligament Reconstruction
    • Hip Preservation Surgery
    • Knee Preservation Surgery
    • Custom-made Knee Replacement
    • Meniscal Repair
    • Joint Injection
    • Revision Surgery
    • Tendon Repair
    • Custom hip and knee replacement surgery






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    Special interests

    • Arthritis (Hip)
    • Knee Pain
    • Fracture (broken bone)
    • Hip Impingement
    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    • Arthritis (Knee)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Pelvic and acetabular trauma
    • Revision hip surgery
    • Revision knee surgery
    • Fracture non union surgery
    • Trauma rehabilitation
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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
    12/43
    Knee Arthroscopy
    2/43
    ACL Reconstruction
    1/43
    Ankle Fractures
    1/43
    Arthroscopy
    1/43
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    1/43
    Hip Replacement and Hip Revision
    1/43
    Hip Surgery
    1/43
    Hip replacement
    1/43
    Knee Pain
    1/43
    Knee Replacement
    1/43
    Knee Surgery
    1/43
    Revision complex hip replacement surgery
    1/43
    Ruptured ACL
    1/43
    Tibia Fractures
    1/43
    Total Knee Replacement
    1/43
    haematoma right hip area
    1/43
    hip problem
    1/43
    left full hip replacement
    1/43
    left knee partial replacement
    1/43
    pain in my right thigh
    1/43
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement Hip Surgery
    Total hip replacement. All went smoothly. Well explained in advance and followed up afterwards.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    haematoma right hip area
    Very pleasant doctor,explains in detail all aspects of the problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    ACL Reconstruction
    Friendly, caring and reassuring.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tibia Fractures
    I am very happy with the result of my surgery, and received excellent treatment throughout, would highly recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Arthroscopy Knee Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
    My operation was a knee arthroscopy. Mr Culpan had suggested at our first meeting that this would probably be necessary. He used an anatomical model to show how my knee had started to cause me to limp and ordered an MRI scan for confirmation. His explanations were clear, with time for questions and further discussion as necessary. The surgery he subsequently performed has been successful, enabling me able to return to the long walks that I have always enjoyed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    left full hip replacement Hip Replacement
    This was my second hip operation and again a successful one. Mr Culpan has giving me my life back, no pain and I can walk with ease now. I can not express how grateful I am my life has changed for the better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Excellent treatment from Mr Culpan and the hospital staff. Very professional and took time to explain everything in detail. My procedure went smoothly and my recovery has been amazing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    I had an amazing experience with Dr Paul Culpan I feel very confident & happy with his service. I’m 70yrs old & had a left hip replacement, he has given me a new lease of life saying thank you will never be enough. Everything he explained to me on our consultations were very accurate.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Culpan was professional and explained everything clearly. Hagar, his secretary was extremely efficient and went the extra mile to help with paperwork and physio appointments.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Expailed in detail the process and his opion on the likely outcome, which proved to be very acurate. There were simply no negative issues with my medical treatment and result.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    As far as I am concerned the hip replacement operation has been a complete success. I chose Mr. Culpan because, when I first went to see him, he explained the operation in fine detail and unlike the other consultant I considered using he insisted upon a CT scan and seemed to me to take more trouble over the precise replacement hip joint. Furthermore, he agreed to carry out the operation under a spinal anaesthetic rather than a general anaesthetic which was very much what I wanted. After the operation Mr. Culpan took the trouble to ensure that I knew what was going on which gave me great confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Pleasant honest experience with the Dr. Reassuring, helpful to coax me out of trying to train out the injury. Very friendly and great bedside manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Culpan was focused on getting the best outcome for my situation. He explained the procedure clearly and in layman terms so I understood at each stage what was going to happen. He made me feel comfortable and confident about the surgery and listened to any worries I had. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, especially if you’re situation is more complex.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr. Culpan explained to me exactly what was going to happen which I found reassuring. He also confirmed that I really did need my hip to be replaced as it was so arthritic and in danger of affecting other joints. He persuaded me to stay in hospital for an extra couple of days which I was happy to do as he explained his reasoning which made complete sense to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Culpan addressed my issues under a previous orthopaedic consultant in a professional manner. Professionally and ethically he did not comment on the previous diagnosis. He offered a solution which was clear. Through my journey, which has been difficult and complicated. Mr Culpan and his team have provided me with transparent solution which has been achieved and I can only thank him for his ability to medically resolve my previous misdiagnosis and to provide me with a successful outcome. I would certainly recommend Paul to any 3rd party and cannot thank him enough
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Revision complex hip replacement surgery
    Mr Culpan is a very competent and genuine consultant who I would recommend to anyone. His attention to detail and his interest in you as a patient is exemplary. The most important thing for me as a patient is having trust in your consultant and knowing he will give the best treatment you could ask for. Mr. Culpan ticks all the boxes and thanks to him my recovery from a really difficult procedure could not have turned out so successful. It is no surprise he is highly thought of.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Paul Culpan replaced both my hips,one in 2015 the other in 2016 each time it was really a pleasure! no pain, a fast and seamless recovery--- back in heels (very important!) in 3 weeks. Whatever the reason for your consultation you could not be in better or safer hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very professional, took his time explaining the diagnosis and treatment options available. Thoroughly answered all my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hip Replacement
    Mr Culpan's manner and ability to explain give you confidence in the outcome.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Culpan is a caring, considerate medic who is honest and treats each patient as an individual. His depth of knowledge is exceptional.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Miss Homa Arshad
    Miss Homa Arshad
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    02-02-2021

    I am delighted to recommend Mr Paul Culpan as a trusted colleague with the same subspecialty interests. We share a philosophy in aiming for excellence in patient experience. He brings a highly experienced, knowledgeable and considered approach to our MDT discussions.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Knee Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Knee Replacement, Hip injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Barry Andrews
    Mr Barry Andrews
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-11-2020

    I would wholeheartedly recommend Paul Culpan as a surgeon. He was an excellent mentor to me during my training, and proved himself to be a talented, dedicated surgeon. His training history is exceptional. It was also clear that his patients trusted him and that he had excellent professional relationships with them. Mr Culpan also embraces new technologies, which help deliver outstanding patient-outcomes. I would recommend him to my family!

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Bone Spurs, Stress Fractures, Fracture (Broken Bone), Femoroacetabular Impingement, Toe Fractures, Foot Fractures, Ankle Fractures, Hip and Groin Pain, Knee Cyst, Wrist Fractures, Knee fractures, Torn Meniscus (Cartilage), Hip Impingement, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Knee Pain, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Hip, The Young Knee, The Young Hip, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoarthritis, Osteoporotic Fractures, Hip Dysplasia, Pelvic Fractures, Humerus Fractures, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Fractures, Forearm Fractures, Clavicle Fractures, Femur Fractures, Tibia Fractures, Acetabulum Fractures, Posterolateral corner injury, Patella (kneecap) dislocation, Labral Tear, Osteomyelitis (Lower Limb), Sports Injuries, Hip Fractures
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Knee Cartilage Surgery, Revision Surgery, Multiligament Reconstruction, MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan), Meniscal Repair, Hip Preservation Surgery, Custom-made Knee Replacement, Tibial Tubercle Transfer, Patella Realignment, Knee injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride), Minimally invasive knee surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Steroid Injection, Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, Hip Resurfacing, Partial Knee Replacement, Patellofemoral Joint Replacement, Peri-acetabular Osteotomy (PAO), External Fixation Devices, Fracture Fixation Surgery, Knee Ligament Repair, Limb-Lengthening Surgery, Hip injections (including steroid, hyaluronic acid, PRP and nStride), Postoperative Rehabilitation, Direct anterior approach (DAA) hip replacement , Acetabular reconstruction , Pelvic reconstruction , Sciatica Surgery, Robotic Assisted Hip Surgery, Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery, Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, Meniscus Tear Surgery, Labral Tear Surgery (Hip), ACL Reconstruction, Knee Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Miss Claire Fitzgerald
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    18-02-2021

    Mr Culpan is a gifted surgeon and clinician and provides comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care. He supports a wide range of patients from the UK and internationally. He specialises in pelvis/acetabular/hip and knee pathology and internationally acclaimed in his treatment and knowledge of these. He has super specialist interest in complex degenerative and traumatic conditions and the polytraumatised patient. I'd have no hesitation to refer my patient to him.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hip Dysplasia, Frozen Shoulder
    For procedures: Knee Preservation Surgery, Multiligament Reconstruction, Patella Realignment, Knee Replacement, Arthroscopy, Hip Resurfacing, Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Sammy Hanna
    Mr Sammy Hanna
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    16-07-2020

    Paul is a highly skilled lower limb surgeon with excellent expertise in managing the full spectrum of pelvic, hip and knee disorders. He always offers his patients the most advanced and cutting-edge treatments consistently achieving excellent outcomes. Paul is a thorough and meticulous surgeon, has a great bedside manner, and is highly respected by his patients and colleagues. Highly recommended.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Fracture (Broken Bone), ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury, Arthritis (Hip), Osteoarthritis, Knee Arthritis, Hip Fractures
    For procedures: Revision Surgery, Knee Replacement, ACL Reconstruction, Partial Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement
    Connection: Is a colleague

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