Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Medical Device Network has named ten of the top influencers in orthopaedics on Twitter during Q1 2021.

Biggest influencers in orthopaedics: The top ten in Q1 2021

1. Yelena Bogdan (@InvictaOrtho)

Yelena Bogdan is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and an assistant professor at the department of orthopaedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is also the director of Orthopaedic Education at Jacobi Medical Centre in New York City.

Bodgan is a member of the Board of Directors for Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement (COTA), a foundation that provides fellowship and postgraduate education grants in the therapeutic area of trauma. Her areas of research include fracture care, all kinds of orthopaedic trauma, and resident education.

Twitter followers: 10,025

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Neil Bradbury (@neiltheknee)

Neil Bradbury is a specialist knee surgeon at the Wellington Hospital, London. He has more than 20 years of experience as an orthopaedic consultant and treats all kinds of knee problems.

Bradbury is also the co-creator of the Biological Knee Society UK that finds ways to cure knee conditions with innovative technologies. He treats professional, recreational, and elite athletes, as well as Olympians.

Twitter followers: 2,185

GlobalData influencer score: 89

3. Tom Rogers (@tomgoom)

Tom Rogers is a senior physiotherapist at The Physio Rooms, a private physiotherapy clinic. He has more than 15 years of experience as a physiotherapist and has also worked with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.

Rogers created the RunningPhysio blog, which is an online resource for clinicians and runners. He also contributes to other blogs such as the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Running Fitness, and Men’s Running UK. His work on proximal hamstring tendinopathy has been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Twitter followers: 48,588

GlobalData influencer score: 89

4. David J. Chao (@TonyVidler)

David J. Chao is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon in San Diego, California for over 17 years. He is a sports medicine expert who specialises in orthopaedic sports injuries and injury analysis.

Chao earlier served as the former head physician for the San Diego Chargers football team. He also offers his expertise on sports related injuries to all well-known athletes from the NBA, NFL, and MLB.

Twitter followers: 172,338

GlobalData influencer score: 87

5. Lee E. Rubin (@DrLeeRubin)

Lee E. Rubin is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and the chief of total joint replacement programme at the Yale University. A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Rubin specialises in areas such as adult reconstruction surgeries, including hip replacement and knee replacement surgery, as well as revision joint replacement surgery. His expertise lies in minimally invasive surgeries, including direct anterior hip replacement.

Twitter followers: 5,586

GlobalData influencer score: 86

6. Steve A. Mora (@myorthodoc)

Steve A. Mora is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in functional and aesthetic surgeries including arthroscopy of the knee, elbow, shoulder, apart from sports trauma, and first responder injuries. He applies non-invasive methods of treatment such as stem cells therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy.

Mora is the founding partner of Restore Orthopaedics and Spine Centre, which is a pain management and orthopaedic clinic. He is also the medical director of The Treigning Lab, a facility that trains in mixed martial arts.

Twitter followers: 6,191

GlobalData influencer score: 80

7. Howard Luks (@hjluks)

Howard Luks is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports medicine. He has more than 20 years of experience in treating injuries related to the knee, elbow, ankle, and shoulder. He is also a trail endurance runner who owns the orthopaedic and sports medicine blog,

Luks has extensive experience across advising healthcare and medical device companies, medical associations, and health tech start-ups on orthopaedic surgeries, medicine, and digital health.

Twitter followers: 31,303

GlobalData influencer score: 78

8. Adam Meakins (@AdamMeakins)

Adam Meakins is an extended scope practitioner and sports physiotherapist with the NHS. He is a specialist in treating sports injuries for all types of sports and athletes apart from being a strength and conditioning coach.

Meakins has extensive training and experience in orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment, which includes injection therapy, force plate gait analysis, isokinetic muscle testing, and ultrasound testing.

Twitter followers: 71,256

GlobalData influencer score: 76

9. Chloe E H Scott (@EdinburghKnee)

Chloe E H Scott is a consultant hip and knee surgeon and NRS career research fellow at the NHS Research Scotland. She is a tutor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Edinburg.

Scott is also a consultant for medicine and medical sciences at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK.

Twitter followers: 2,942

GlobalData influencer score: 66

10. Carles Pedret (@carlespedret)

Carles Pedret is a sports medicine specialist and musculoskeletal sonographer who specialises in muscle and tendon injuries. He freelances with multiple professional teams such as the English Premier League, Santander League, Chinese Super League, and Belgium Pro League.

Pedret also works as an external advisor to the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and is a personal doctor to many professional athletes.

Twitter followers: 8,200

GlobalData influencer score: 65


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.