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Editorial Board

Editor
Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor
Amanpreet Athwal​, BioMed Central, UK

Senior Editorial Board Members
Mary F Barbe, Temple University, USA
Zoe Dailiana, University of Thessaly, Greece
LePing Li, University of Calgary, Canada
Umile Giuseppe Longo, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 
Ali Mobasheri, University of Oulu (FI), State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine (LT), Utrecht University (NL)                                                                                                                   Ara Nazarian, Harvard University, USA
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, The University of Hong Kong
J Bart Staal, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

Editorial Board Members
Clinical Diagnostics and Imaging
Domenico Albano, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Alex Breen, AECC University College, UK
Ke-Vin Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Avneesh Chhabra, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Ji-Ying Chen, General Hospital of People's Liberation Army, China
Shadi Ebrahimian, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Maryse Fortin, Concordia University, Canada
Georgi Georgiev, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Sascha Halvachizadeh, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Shayan Hosseinzadeh, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Kazutaka Kituka, Tochigi Cancer Center, Japan
Panagiotis Korovessis, General Hospital of Patras, Greece
Olga Kubassova, IA-GRP, UK
Ashutosh Khandha, University of Delaware, USA
Umito Kuwashima, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan
Satoshi Maki, Chiba University, Japan
Stefano Marcia, SS Trinitá Hosptial, Italy
Carmelo Messina, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Marco Minetto, University of Turin, Italy
Ingrid Moller, Instituto Poal, Spain
Johnny Monu, University of Rochester, USA
Frank Moosig, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, Germany
Kanji Mori, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Ichiro Okano, Showa University Hospital, Japan
Win Min Oo, University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar
Reinhold Ortmaier, Ordensklinikum Barmherzige Schwestern Linz, Austria
Simon Otter, University of Brighton, UK
Jun Qiao, Nanjing University, China
Siddhartha Sikdar, George Mason University, USA
Pranav Sharma, Yale University, USA
Paolo Spinnato, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Kathryn Stok, University of Melbourne, Australia
Akihiko Takeuchi, Kanazawa University, Japan
Atul Kumar Taneja, Hospital I. Albert Einstein and HCor/Teleimagem, Brazil
Yuji Tomori, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Masashi Uehara, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
Ans Van Ginckel, Ghent University, Belgium
Cuiyan Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
YuanYuan Wang, Monash University, Australia
Alexandra Louise Webb, Australian National University, Australia
Meng-Huang Wu, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Zhaohua Zhu, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, China

Clinical Rheumatology and Osteoporosis
Elizabeth Bradley, University of Minnesota, USA
Francesco Carubbi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Francesco Caso, University Hospital of Padova, Italy
Flavia Cicuttini, Monash University, Australia
Luisa Costa, University Federico II, Italy
Ricardo Ferreira, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Portugal
Nishant Gupta, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Ida K Haugen, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway 
Antimo Moretti, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Subas Neupane, Tampere University, Finland
Feng Pan, University of Tasmania, Australia  
Zoe Paskins, Keele University, UK
Jochen Ringe, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Lei Si, George Institute, Australia  
Kuang-Ting Yeh, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
Ronald Man Yeung Wong, Prince of Wales Hosptial, China
Nicole Wright, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Feitong Wu, University of Tasmania, Austrailia

Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Christina Abdel Shaheed, University of Sydney, Australia
​​​​​​​Matheus Almeida, German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Jorge Arias-De La Torre, Agency for Heath Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, Spain
Saliu Balogun, University of Tasmania, Australia
Charlotte Beaudart, University of Liège, Belgium
Dana Bliuc, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Carina Boström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Diederik De Cock, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Emma Dures, University of West England / Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK
Michael Freeman, Maastricht University, USA
Kai Fu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Somnath Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta, India
Tiffany Gill, University of Adelaide, Australia​​​​​​​
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, University of Bristol, UK
Victor Hoe, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sultana Monira Hussain, Monash University, Australia
Tina Junge, University of South Denmark, Denmark
Aliasghar Kiadaliri, Lund University, Sweden
Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota, USA
Henrik Hein Lauridsen, University of South Denmark, Denmark
Guanghua Lei, Central South University, China
Medea Locquet, University of Liège, Belgium
Esther Maas, University of British Columbia, Canada
Azeem Tariq Malik, Ohio State University, USA
Michelle Marshall, Keele University, UK
Andrew Moore, University of Bristol, UK
Priti Mulimani, University of Washington, USA
Amanda Nelson, University of North Carolina, USA
Pardis Noormohammadpour, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jodi Oakman, La Trobe University, Australia
Petteri Oura, University of Oulu, Finland
Allan Riis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Ronnie Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jing Tian, University of Tasmania, Australia
Vikki Wylde, Bristol University, UK
Simon Yeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Orthopedics and Biomechanics 
Koji Akeda, Mie University, Japan
John Arnold, University of Leeds, UK
Yunus Ziya Arslan, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Ashokan Arumugam, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Henry Dushan Edward Atkinson, North Middlesex University Hospital, UK
Asbjørn Årøen, University of Oslo, Norway
Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Italy
Olufemi Ayeni, McMaster University, Canada
Zsolt Balogh, Universty of Newcastle, UK
Christoph Bauer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Florian Baumann, Regensburg University Medical Center, Germany
Sebastian Baumbach, LMU Munich, Germany
Martin Behrens, University of Rostock, Germany
Alessandra Berton, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Marcel Betsch, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bahar Bilgen, Brown University, USA
Carlo Biz, Padua University, Italy
Adam Bryant, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Matthew Carroll, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, University of Minho, Portugal
Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Mahidol University, Thailand
Tegan Cheng, University of Sydney, Australia
Wing Hoi Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Emanuele Chisari, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, USA
Woojin Cho, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, USA
Po-Hsin Chou, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Boyi Dai, University of Wyoming, USA
Timothy Damron, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Francesca de Caro, Istituto di Cura Citta di Pavia, Italy
Joseph P. DeAngelis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Pieter D'Hooghe Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar
Laura Diamond, Griffith University, Australia
Jian Dong, Fudan University, China
Sabrina Donzelli, Instituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale, Italy
Sampat Dumbre Patil, Noble Hospital, India
Khaled Emara, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Costantino Errani, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Daniel Espino, University of Birmingham, UK
Sebastian Farr, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Austria
David Fitch, University of Memphis, USA
Fabricio Fogagnolo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Liang Gao, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany
You-Shui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Youshui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Anne Gingery, Indiana University, USA
Graham Goh, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Anirudh K Gowd, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, USA
Daniel Guenther, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Boyko Gueorguiev, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Zbigniew Gugala, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
David Hamilton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zhihua Han, Shanghai General Hosptial, China
Matthew Harkey, Tufts Medical Center, USA
Masahiro Hasegawa, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Lars Helbig, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
Camilo Helito, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Andreas Höch, Trauma and Plastic Surgery University Hospital Leipzig, Germany
Zhiyong Hou, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China 
John Houten, Maimonides Medical Center, USA
Kazunari Ishida, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Japan 
Masakazu Ishikawa, Hiroshima University, Japan
Dong Jiang, Peking University Third Hospital, China
James D. Johnston, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Koroush Kabir, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Tomoyuki Kamenaga, Kobe University, Japan
Toshiyuki Kawai, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Ata Kiapour, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Hyeun-Sung Kim, Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, Republic of Korea
Matthew King, La Trobe University, Australia​​​​​​​
Antonio Klasan, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Mattthias Knobe, Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Dylan Kobsar, McMaster University, Canada
Hisashi Koga, Iwai FESS Clinic, Japan
Lei Kuang, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Sujit Kumar Tripathy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Feng-Chih Kuo, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Jin Kyu Lee, Hanyang University Seoul Hospital, Republic of Korea
Claudio Legnani, IRCCS Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Pengfei Lei, Central South University, China
Kang Li, Rutgers University, USA
Yusheng Li, Central South University, China
Jen-Ching Liao, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Jinn Lin, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Yueju Liu, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
Haku lizuka, Isesaki Municiapal Hospital, Japan
Mattia Loppini, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Lacheta Lucca, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Jörg Lützner, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Julian Maempel, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Nicolò Martinelli, IRCCS Galeazzi, Italy
Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Panayiotis Megaloikonomos, University of Athens, Greece
Hideki Mizu-uchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Javad Mortazavi, Imam University, Iran
Satoshi Nagano, Kagoshima University, Japan
Shinichiro Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Daniel Niederer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Tetsuro Ohba, Yamanashi University, Japan
Georg Osterhoff, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Kade Paterson, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Philipp Pieroh, University of Leipzig, Germany
Xinhua Qu, Jiaotong University, China
Olga Savvidou, National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens, Greece
Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Hamid Razak, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Mohammad Razi, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Asghar Rezaei, Mayo Clinic, USA
Daniel Cury Ribeiro, University of Otago, New Zealand
Edward Rodriguez, Harvard Medical School, USA
Gholamreza Rouhi, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran
Toshinori Sakai, Tokushima University, Japan
Bjorn Salsomonsson, Danderyd Hospital, Sweden
Valerio Sansone, Università degli Studi di Milano, Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute of Milan, Italy
Hagen Schmal, Odense University, Denmark
Tannin A. Schmidt, University of Calgary, Canada 
Pilar Serra-Ano, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
T Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ganga Medical Centre, India
Kai Sprengel, University Hosptial Zurich, Switzerland
David Alex Stroh, Union Memorial Hospital, USA
Akinobu Suzuki, Osaka City University, Japan
Hiromasa Tanino, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan
Luigi Tarallo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Alexandre Terrier, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gianluca Testa, University of Catania, Italy
Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Chao Tu, Central South University, China
Christian von Ruden, Parcelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria
Jordi Vega, Hospital Asepeyo Sant Cugat, Spain
Yiyong Wei, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Ai-Min Wu, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children’ Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Chi Xu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Mengning Yan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dejin Yang, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, China
Kourosh Zarghooni, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Fabio Zaina, ISICO, Italy
Zongke Ze, Sichuan University, China
Zezhang Zhu, Nanjing University Medical School, China
Xing Zhao, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Yu Zhao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China

Pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders
Yousef Abu-Amer, Washington University - Saint Louis, USA
Mukundan Attur, NYU Langone Orthopaedic Hosptial, USA
Robert Forsyth, Keele University, UK
Simona Gurzu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Dominik Haudenschild, University of California Davis, USA
Simon Jones, University of Birmingham, UK
Sandeep Kaur, Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, India​​​​​​​
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Deepak Kumar Khajuria, Penn State University, USA
Elizaveta Kon, Rizzzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
Roman Krawetz, University of Calgary, Canada
Robert Layfield, University of Nottingham, UK
May Christine Malicdan, National Institutes of Health, USA
Alexandrina Mendes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yoshishige Miyabe, Nippon Medical School, Japan
David Musson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Giuseppe Musumeci, University of Catania, Italy
Jennifer Paxton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mark Pearson, Aston University, UK
Samuel Garciá Perez, Galicia Sur Health Research Institute, Spain
Jessica Piasecki, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Christopher Rathbone, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, USA 
Ignacio Rego-Pérez, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Markus Rupp, University Medical Centre Regensburg, Germany
Rebekah M. Samsonraj, Mayo Clinic, USA
Aimy Sebastian, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
David Waddell, University of North Flordia, USA

Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health
Aqeel Alenazi, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Saudi Arabia
Lars L Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Kristin Archer, Vanderbilt University, USA
Gul Baltaci, Private Guven Hospital, Turkey
Chris Bleakley, High Point University, USA
Jonas Bloch Thorlund, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hsin-Hua Chen, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Alessandro Chiarotto, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Kay Cooper, Robert Gordon University, UK
Willem De Hertogh, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Almir Dibai-Filho, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Aron Downie, Macquarie University, Australia
Giovanni E Ferreira, University of Sydney, Australia
Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Universidade Nove de Julho,, Brazil
Calogero Foti, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Helen French, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Shang-Chun Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Nathan Hutting, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sinan Kardeş, Istanbul University, Turkey
Joseph Kardouni, U.S. Army Forces Command, USA
Donna Kennedy, Imperial College London, United Kingdom​​​​​​​
Jesper Knoop, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Belinda Lawford, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dana Lawrence, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, USA
Adam Lepley, University of Connecticut, USA 
Christian Lins, OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, Germany
Carly McKay, University of Bath, UK
Luciana Macedo, McMaster University, Canada
Peter Malliaras, Monash University, Australia
Gopal Nambi, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia​​​​​​​
Imran Khan Niazi, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
Leandro A Calazans Nogueira, Federal institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marcos de Noronha, La Trobe University, Australia
Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Mati Pääsuke, University of Tartu, Estonia
Patrick Pabian, University of Central Florida, USA
Rosimeire Simprini Padula, UNICID, Brazil
Shea Palmer, University of the West England, UK
Marcel Peduzzi de Castro, Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory–LaBClin, Brazil
Leonardo Pellicciari, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Italy
Daniele Piscitelli, McGill University, Canada
Alison Rushton, University of Birmingham, UK
Stacie Salsbury, Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA
Ruud Selles, Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
Harshvardhan Singh, University of Alabama, USA
Saurab Sharma, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal
Christoph Spang, Orthopaedic Spine Center Alfen, Germany
Shi-Cong Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Christy Tomkins-Lane, Mount Royal University, Canada
Jorge Hugo Villafañe, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Italy
Francesco Violante, University of Bologna, Italy
Jan Wilke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany 
Arnold Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Joshua Zadro, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia

Editorial Advisors
Rachelle Buchbinder, Monash University, Australia 
Jeffrey Driban, Tufts University, USA
Ronald Feise, Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic, USA
Daichi Hayashi, State University of New York, USA 
Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Spain
Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Clinton Rubin, State University of New York, USA
Marjan Westerman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Statistical Advisors                                                                                                                      Bing Lu, Brown University, US
Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Keele University, UK
Ronnie  Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, US
Julius Sim, Keele University, UK
Rebecca Whittle, Keele University, UK
Wei Yang, Washington University St Louis, US

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