Dr. Rudzki serves as a consultant for Arthrex and Stryker. These companies are industry leaders in orthopaedic surgical instruments, implants, imaging, and medical education. Dr. Rudzki’s orthopaedic consulting work with these companies primarily focuses on teaching surgeons new and alternative techniques for arthroscopic and open procedures such as Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Instability Surgery, ACL & PCL Reconstruction, and Shoulder Replacement. This experience and the opportunity to evaluate and assist in product development enables Dr. Rudzki to offer and assess the latest technological advances. Often, these are improvements but not all “new” procedures are “better.” Being able to critically appraise surgical options and counsel patients on the risks, benefits, and alternatives typically gives patients a better understanding of their choices and greater confidence in their decisions.