Mr Bridle was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon at St George's Healthcare in 1994 and continued in this role until August 2016. He qualified from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1981 and did his basic surgical training in London before completing his orthopaedic training on the St Mary's rotation and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital along with a fellowship in joint replacement in Adelaide, South Australia.
He was active in management; the orthopaedic director between 2004 and 2008, clinical director for surgery between March 2008 and March 2010 before becoming the clinical director for major trauma.
His surgical practice includes lower limb joint replacement and knee arthroscopy. He focuses on primary hip and knee replacement, revision hip surgery and has a particular interest in complex acetabular revisions and revision for infection. .
He lectures on hip surgery across the UK and abroad and with a colleague runs the annual St George's Revision Hip Forum; a highly successful meeting aimed at established hip surgeons.