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Mr Culpan is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the largest trauma centre in Europe, The Royal London Hospital. He is one of the surgeons globally performing customised hip replacements utilising minimally invasive techniques and more complex hip replacement surgery including lower limb reconstruction surgery, revision surgery and knee replacement surgery.

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Specialties and sub-specialties

Arthroscopic knee surgery and knee sports injuries including ACL reconstruction and multiple ligament reconstructions
Partial and total primary knee replacements and revision knee replacements
Primary total hip replacement including the use of custom-made implants and the minimally invasive anterior approach
Complex hip reconstruction and revision hip replacement
Pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery

Professional profile

Paul qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1996 having previously completed a BSc from the University of St Andrews. His post graduate basic surgical training was undertaken through Bart's and the Royal London surgical rotations.

Following this he entered higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the North East Thames region on the University College London rotation. This training involved working as a Specialist Registrar at several of the regions university teaching hospitals including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Middlesex and University College Hospital London, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Bart's and the Royal London Hospitals where he worked for many renowned experts in their field.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2005 and completed his higher surgical training in 2007. He spent one year fellowship with Professor Judet at his famous orthopaedic unit in Garches. Following this he spent two and a half years working as a consultant in the largest public hospital in Abu Dhabi before returning to London in 2010 to join Bart's and the Royal London Hospital in 2010.

Clinical interests

  • Lower Limb Complex Trauma
  • Pelvic and acetabular trauma surgery
  • Partial/total knee replacement (primary and revision)
  • Total hip replacement (primary and revision)
  • Bespoke (custom made) lower limb arthroplasty
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  • Complex arthroscopic multi-ligament knee reconstruction
  • Knee arthroscopy (meniscal repairs/ACL/PCL reconstruction)
  • Osseointegration
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Current posts

  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The Royal London Hospital
  • Departmental Lead for Hip and Knee Surgery
    The Royal London Hospital

Medical training

Year qualified 1996
  • Intercollegiate Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery 2005
  • Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow1 2001
  • Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon 1996

Languages spoken



New innovative surgical service for amputees
The London Clinic
Mr Cuplan is quoted in this news item on how The London Clinic will use osseointegration to treat patients with above-knee amputations.

Personal interests

Paul is married and has a young daughter. He returned to London in 2010 having spent nearly 4 years experiencing work and life abroad. This entailed more than one year of working and living in Paris and two and a half years in Abu Dhabi.

He enjoys travelling and has explored much of the Middle East and North Africa. He has an interest in contemporary art (guided by his wife!), enjoys watching and playing sports and is an enthusiastic skier.