Consultant Profile

Mr Ben Rudge

Mr Ben Rudge MBBS FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Ankle surgery
    • Foot Surgery
Special clinical interests:

All aspects of foot and ankle pathology:
Forefoot problems including Hallux Valgus etc
Tendinopathy including Achilles / Tibialis Posterior etc
Sports injuries – ankle arthroscopy
Degenerative conditions of the foot and ankle
Complex lower limb trauma

Research interests:

Treatment of hallux valgus (bunions)

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

British Orthopaedic Association

British Trauma Society

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Diane Buckland
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8901 0306
Private secretary email address:
Monday mornings, alternate Wednesdays and alternate Friday afternoons - other appointments available on request
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Ben Rudge qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1999. He spent a year working in Perth, Western Australia, before returning to basic surgical training in London. He then undertook his specialist orthopaedic training on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital rotation and also underwent a UK advanced training fellowship in foot and ankle surgery. He subsequently gained further experience in the management of complex lower limb trauma at the Royal London Hospital. Mr Rudge was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2012.

Mr Rudge's main surgical interest is in the treatment of all aspects of foot and ankle pathology. He offers a full range of surgical treatments for conditions such as hallux valgus (bunions), hallux rigidus and lesser toe deformities. He also treats degenerative foot and ankle conditions including arthritis of the midfoot and hindfoot, alongside degenerative tendon conditions such as tibialis posterior tendinopathy.

Mr Rudge offers various treatments for sports injuries including lateral ligament reconstruction and ankle arthroscopy. He also works alongside orthotists and physiotherapists to offer a multidisciplinary approach to the conservative treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

Mr Rudge ensures that he takes the time to explain things clearly and logically, enabling patients to make informed decisions about their treatment.

Personal profile:

In his spare time, Mr Rudge relaxes with his young family. He is a keen classically trained musician and is now an avid builder and collector of guitars. He continues to enjoy supporting rugby and cricket.

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Mr Ben Rudge

Mr Ben Rudge Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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