Areas of expertise 

  • Paediatric, Adolescent and Juvenile Orthopaedics
  • Arthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Joint Reconstruction and Joint Replacement
  • Neck injuries – whiplash and other injuries
  • Spinal Injuries – ruptured discs, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis
  • Sporting Injuries


Dr Richard C Hudson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1970 and completed his residency at the Royal North Shore Hospital in 1971.  Dr Hudson ran a private orthopaedic practice in Manly, New South Wales from 1977 to 2003 and has since been a Staff Specialist at the Lismore Base Hospital.

Dr Hudson’s areas of expertise include the spine as well as paediatric orthopaedics.

Current and past positions

  • Orthopaedic Staff Specialist, Lismore Base Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Staff Specialist, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Private Orthopaedic Practice, Manly NSW
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mater and Delmar Hospitals
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Manly District Hospital
  • Clinical Fellow Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada
  • Registrar
    • Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry UK
    • Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
    • Royal Newcastle Shore Hospital, Sydney


  • Member of the Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Member of the Australian Orthopaedic Medico-Legal Society
  • Member of the Queensland Medico-Legal Society


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (American Board of Independent Medical Examiners)
  • Accredited Assessor of Permanent Impairment for WorkCover New South Wales
  • Queensland Guidelines for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 2nd Edition, training, Core, Spine, Upper Limb and Lower Limb
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