Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Medicaldevice Network has named the most influential people in orthopaedics on Twitter during Q3 2020.
Biggest influencers in orthopaedics: The top ten in Q3 2020
1. Neil Bradbury (@neiltheknee)
Neil Bradbury is a knee specialist with more than 16 years of experience as an orthopaedic consultant. He is working as a specialist knee surgeon at the Wellington Hospital and is also the associate medical director of the Circle Health Group.
Bradbury specialises in all kinds of knee problems and helps treat arthritis patients, athletes, and Olympians. He is the joint founder of Biological Knee Society UK that uses innovative technology to treat knee conditions.
Twitter followers: 2,017
GlobalData influencer score: 100
10 Answers to Questions About Knee Replacement Surgery.
— Neil Bradbury (@neiltheknee) September 30, 2020
2. David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc)
David J. Chao is an orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine. He is a member of the NFL Physicians Society, the international ACL Study Group, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Apart from being a doctor, Chao works as a team physician for multiple sports and events and has been the head team physician for the San Diego Chargers. He also serves an assistant clinical instructor at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Twitter followers: 233,183
GlobalData influencer score: 64
Unusual for a pinky finger injury/surgery to lead to IR. Unstable fracture or tendon issue would explain it. At least IR no longer means 8 weeks out. https://t.co/sMjB8dSNED
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) September 7, 2020
3. Tim Hewett (@Hewett1Tim)
Tim Hewett is a consultant at Hewett Consulting, a consulting group offering strategic planning, staff training and executive coaching services to non-profit organisations. His areas of interest include biophysics, biomechanics, and sports medicine research.
Hewett previously worked as a consultant, director and professor at Mayo Clinic, a hospital and healthcare company. He was also the professor and director of sports medicine research at the Ohio State University.
Twitter followers: 8,367
GlobalData influencer score: 80
This contact valgus stress mechanism often leads to the “Terrible Triad” of ACL, MCL & Medial Meniscus injury… https://t.co/PgMMkJwuSx https://t.co/cQ3GnFVrTR https://t.co/kcWhLYqM84 https://t.co/7Z54oz2sU8 https://t.co/QZrvZfP02n https://t.co/XBEgV3GByt https://t.co/rcYtmFrFBq https://t.co/xr0kiquCJB
— Tim Hewett (@Hewett1Tim) September 12, 2020
4. Lee E. Rubin (@DrLeeRubin)
Lee E. Rubin is an orthopaedic surgeon working as chief of total joint replacement programme and section chief of adult reconstruction at Yale University. He specialises in hip and knee disorders and surgeries ranging from revisions, joint replacements and preservation techniques, infections and failures.
Rubin earlier worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in University Orthopaedics, a medical group practice, and as an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Brown University.
Twitter followers: 5,240
GlobalData influencer score: 74
This patient’s right knee replacement #TKA was cancelled this week because the insurance company did not allow “pre-authorization,” stating the patient needed new XR before being allowed to proceed.
— Lee E. Rubin, M.D., FAAOS, FAAHKS, FAOA (@DrLeeRubin) August 20, 2020
5. Tom Rogers (@tomgoom)
Tom Rogers is a physiotherapist with more than 15 years of experience. He specialises in low limb and spinal rehab and is associated with many groups and pain programmes. He started his career with the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) and currently works as a senior physiotherapist at the Physio Rooms, a physiotherapy clinic.
Rogers also started the RunningPhysio, an online platform that offers free advice and training to runners on injuries and treatment.
Twitter followers: 47,335
GlobalData influencer score: 72
As much as I love running I have to admit it’s not brilliant at building bones!
— Running-Physio (@tomgoom) September 8, 2020
6. Yelena Bogdan (@InvictaOrtho)
Yelena Bogdan is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and educator who is affiliated with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and the Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. She specialises in orthopaedic surgery and works across locations including Lewistown and Pennsylvania.
Dr Bogdan graduated from the Stony Brook University Medical Centre, in New York and has more than ten years of experience.
Twitter followers: 10,025
GlobalData influencer score: 67
This is why I don’t like drill bit tipped guidewires. Sometimes in hard bone they break off when withdrawn. It’s not dangerous if embedded inside bone, and because it has threads it won’t migrate, but still not nice to look at. For more on broken implants: https://t.co/AWEggmXPBx pic.twitter.com/9hnyFnsUrm
— Yelena Bogdan, MD, FACS, FAAOS (@InvictaOrtho) September 17, 2020
7. Andy Franklyn (@afranklynmiller)
Andy Franklyn is a sports medicine physician who has 15 years of experience in training first class athletes. He is the director of Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC), a private hospital devoted to orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Franklyn is a formal Royal Navy surgeon commander who trained as a Royal Navy consultant in sports and exercise medicine in the UK and Australia. He specialises in areas such as biomechanics, rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Twitter followers: 18,456
GlobalData influencer score: 65
Is collagen unfolding the next step in understanding what causes #tendinopathy ? An excellent paper in rat tail tendon from @UUtah is first up in my research review this week https://t.co/F13xNs5OTe pic.twitter.com/i9hKlJcWdQ
— Andy Franklyn-Miller (@afranklynmiller) September 7, 2020
8. Steve A. Mora (@myorthodoc)
Steve A. Mora is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports trauma, first responder and mixed martial arts injuries, and arthroscopy of the elbow, shoulder, and knee. He is the founding partner of Restore Orthopaedics and Spine Centre, a private practice specialising in orthopaedic and spinal care.
Mora also offers medical and injury prevention support at the Treigning Lab, a martial arts training facility, and is an orthopaedic surgeon for professional contest athletes.
Twitter followers: 6,004
GlobalData influencer score: 61
— MoraMD (@myorthodoc) September 1, 2020
9. Stefano Sinicropi (@sinicropispine)
Stefano Sinicropi is a spine surgeon trained in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic surgeries. He is the president and CEO of the Midwest Spine and Brain Institute and specialising in injuries and conditions related to the spine.
Sinicropi is also associated with Fairview Health Services as the medical director of spine services and has co-founded InSitu Biologics, a biotechnology company based out of Woodbury, Minnesota.
Twitter followers: 6,173
GlobalData influencer score: 60
10. Adam Bitterman (@DrAdamBitterman)
Adam Bitterman is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in foot and ankle injuries and conditions. He currently works with Northwell Health, New York’s largest private healthcare provider. He is also a professional advisory board member of the Marfan Foundation, a non-profit addressing Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
Bitterman is also the co-founder and CEO of JAMB Innovations, a computer software company providing solutions to address medical issues and questions.
Twitter followers: 2,192
GlobalData influencer score: 59
Basic science schematic highlighting how a broken bone heals. https://t.co/EDh5HX9CYA
— Adam Bitterman, DO, FAAOS (@DrAdamBitterman) September 4, 2020
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.