Mr Rudge qualified from St. Georges Hospital Medical School in 2004. After house jobs and basic surgical training in and around London he undertook his specialist orthopaedic training on the South West Thames rotation. This included a year spent “out of programme” at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, gaining further experience in complex shoulder & elbow surgery, and peripheral nerve injuries. He obtained his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013, and then following the completion of his specialist training he underwent advanced training fellowships at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (shoulder arthroscopy) and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (complex shoulder & elbow reconstruction). These fellowships were complemented by further experience gained as the Watanabe Travelling Fellow, allowing him to visit a number of UK & Ireland centres of excellence in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Mr Rudge was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Stanmore in 2016.
Mr Rudge's practice at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital deals solely with problems of the shoulder and elbow, including instability, rotator cuff dysfunction, fractures, arthritis, and tendinopathies. The Shoulder Unit integrates closely with the Physiotherapy unit, the Pain service, the Rheumatology service, and the Peripheral Nerve Injuries Unit at the hospital, to provide a continuum of treatment for a wide range of pathologies.