Mr Vail Karuppiah - Foot and Ankle Disorders - Woodthorpe Hospital

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Mr Vail Karuppiah - Foot and Ankle Disorders

Based at: Woodthorpe Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

• Foot pain, muscle tendon and ligament conditions, bunion, Achilles tendon, ankle instability, ankle osteoarthritis, ankle pain, arthritis, bursitis, claw toes, contracture, fusion, hammer toe, joint instability, ligament injury, metatarsal, metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid, steroid injection, swelling, unstable joint, hallux valgus, bunion, hallux rigidus, hammer toes, claw toes, metatarsal problems, painful flat foot. Minimally invasive foot surgery (Key Hole Surgery) 

• 1st MTP joint replacement 

• Sports related injuries

• Adult Acquired flat foot

• Ankle replacement

• Plantar Fasciitis (Key hole)

• Foot and Ankle Deformity correction 

• Rheumatoid Foot and Ankle

• Diabetic Foot


Academic background

Graduated from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India. He started his surgical career in Aberdeen, Scotland and completed Membership exams. He completed his National Orthopaedic Training Programme in the East Midlands working at various hospitals, including the Queen Medical Centre, Nottingham, Derby Hospitals and Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield.

Professional Memberships

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (FRCS –Tr&Ortho)

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

British Medical Association (BMA)

NHS base

Queens medical centre, Kings mill hospital.

Clinic Times

Thursday AM.