Medicaldevice Network lists five of the most popular tweets on orthopaedics in Q3 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on orthopaedics in Q3 2020

1. Howard Luks’ tweet on the management of knee osteoarthritis

Howard Luks, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, shared an article on how to remain active after a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee. The article details ten ways in which osteoarthritis can be managed including a proper exercise regimen, such as aerobic exercise, and resistance exercise, to maintain an active lifestyle.

The article noted that diet plays a vital role in the management of osteoarthritis. Elimination of processed foods and added sugar from the dietary routine can help to decrease the level of pain associated with osteoarthritis. The rate of metabolism can have a profound impact on the inflammation levels, thereby affecting the knee pain due to osteoarthritis, the article added.

The article also detailed therapies such as Capsaicin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, that can help to minimise the pain due to osteoarthritis.

Username: Howard Luks

Twitter handle: @hjluks

Retweets: 80

Likes: 223

2. David J. Chao’s orthopaedics tweet on Von Miller’s ankle injury

David J. Chao, a former orthopaedic surgeon for NFL team, shared an article on how Denver Broncos linebacker, Von Miller, suffered a lower leg injury in the ankle area on one of his practice matches. He underwent an MRI scan, results of which revealed a season ending dislocated peroneal tendon injury.

Chao based on his professional experience noted that Miller’s ankle injury might not be a serious one and that there could be a potential chance for him to return back to the field to play this year’s match.

Username: David J. Chao

Twitter handle: @ProFootballDoc

Retweets: 46

Likes: 126

3. Tom Rogers’s tweet on longer running exercises versus short duration exercises

Tom Rogers, a physiotherapist, tweeted on how longer running does not help in building stronger bones. He noted that plyometrics, an exercise training in which muscles exert maximum force within short time interval, could help in bone adaptation.

Rogers further stated that bone reaches its saturation point very quickly while running, hence longer running will not be beneficial in comparison to shorter runs with high magnitude forces and a rapid loading rate.

Username:  Tom Rogers

Twitter handle: @tomgoom

Retweets: 33

Likes: 122

4. David Hunter’s tweet on the efficacy of intra-articular (IA) hip saline injections

David Hunter, an osteoarthritis scientist and clinician, shared an article that compared the efficacy of intra-articular (IA) saline injections with that of the commonly used injections, such as corticosteroids (CCS), hyaluronic acid (HA) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), for the management of osteoarthritis associated hip pain.

The article noted that a systematic and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials demonstrated that IA hip saline injection showed identical efficacy compared to CCS, HA and PRP treatments in the management of hip pain.

Username: David Hunter

Twitter handle: @ProfDavidHunter

Retweets: 38

Likes: 88

5. Yelena Bogdan’s tweet on dynamic hip screw

Yelena Bogdan, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, tweeted on how to use dynamic hip screw (DHS) step reamer during an orthopaedic surgery. The influencer tweeted that while carrying out the step reaming process, one should ensure to move right into the descending angle, thereby making a small pathway towards the distal end of the internal portion of the hole. This will permit a better fixation of the plate on the bone.

The influencer further stated that the reamers should not be pushed too hard, otherwise, it could break the wall.

Username: Yelena Bogdan

Twitter handle: @InvictaOrtho

Retweets: 9

Likes: 84