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Editorial Board

Editor
Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK​​​​​​​

Section Editors
Jeffrey DribanTufts Medical Center, USA
Daichi Hayashi, University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Umile Giuseppe Longo, University Campus Biomedico, Italy
Ali Mobasheri, University of Surrey, UK
J. Bart Staal, Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands
Anita Wluka, Monash University, Australia

Assistant Editor
Amanpreet Athwal​, BioMed Central, UK

Deputy Section Editors
Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis
Changhai Ding, University of Tasmania, Australia

Pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders
Qing Jiang, Drum Tower Hospital Affiliated to Medical School of Nanjing University, China
Mehdi Shakibaei, Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany 

Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health
Manuela Ferreira, The George Institute and The University of Sydney, Australia

Orthopedics
Ara Nazarian, Harvard Medical School Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, USA

Associate Editors
Clinical diagnostics and imaging
Andre Aihara, University Sao Paulo, Brazil
Siddharth Aiyer, Reliance Hospital, India
Domenico Albano, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Eric Chang, VA San Diego Healthcare System, USA
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
Massimo De Filippo, University of Parma, Italy
Panagiotis Korovessis, General Hospital of Patras, Greece
Olga Kubassova, IA-GRP, UK
Yogesh Kumar, Yale New Haven Hospital, USA
Guillaume Madelin, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Marco Minetto, University of Turin, Italy
Ingrid Moller, Instituto Poal, Spain
Frank Moosig, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, Germany
Kanji Mori, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Simon Otter, Auckland University Technology, New Zealand
Jun Qiao, Nanjing University, China
Jonathan Samuels, NYU HJD, USA
Siddhartha Sikdar, George Mason University, USA
Kathryn Stok, University of Melbourne, Australia
Atul Kumar Taneja, Hospital I. Albert Einstein and HCor/Teleimagem, Brazil
Masashi Uehara, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
Hui Wang, Peking University Third Hospital, China
YuanYuan Wang, Monash University, Australia
Meng-Huang Wu, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis
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
Fereydoun Davatchi, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Iran
Leticia Deveza, University of Sydney, Australia  
Yasser El Miedany, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Nishant Gupta, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Ida K. Haugen, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway 
Burkhard Leeb, Lower Austrian Center for Rheumatology, Austria
Edyta Majorczyk, Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Poland
Paul Jarle Mork, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Victoria Navarro Compán, University Hospital La Paz, Spain
Subas Neupane, Tampere University, Finland
Daniele Noel, INSERM, France
Sarah Ohrndorf, Charité, Germany
Feng Pan, University of Tasmania, Australia  
Zoe Paskins, Keele University, UK
Rosario Peluso, University Federico II, Italy
Jochen Ringe, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Lei Si, George Institute, Australia  
Erik Taal, University of Twente, Netherlands
Regina Taylor-Gjevre, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Feitong Wu, University of Tasmania, Austrailia

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders
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
Diederik De Cock, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Andrew Duckworth, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
Marius Steiro Fimland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 
Michael Freeman, Maastricht University, USA
Joel Gagnier, University of Michigan, USA
Anne Garland, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Johannes Giesinger, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, University of Bristol, UK
Lise Hestbaek, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Denmark
Victor Hoe, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Gareth Jones, University of Aberdeen, UK
Courtney Kennedy, Hamilton Health Service Center, Canada
Aliasghar Kiadaliri, Lund University, Sweden
Per Kjaer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota, USA
Laura Laslett, University of Tasmania, Australia
Medea Locquet, University of Liège, Belgium
Michelle Marshall, Keele University, UK
Lance McCracken, King’s College London, UK
Mauro Mondelli, EMG Service, Italy
Andrew Moore, University of Bristol, UK
Shigeyuki Muraki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Amanda Nelson, University of North Carolina, USA
Pardis Noormohammadpour, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jodi Oakman, La Trobe University, Australia
Allan Riis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Ronnie Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea
Jing Tian, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kaj Bo Veiersted, National Institute of Occupational Health, Norway
Vikki Wylde, Bristol University, UK
Simon Yeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Orthopedics and biomechanics
Allan Abbott, Linkoping University, Sweden
Philipp Ahrens, Klinikum Mittelbaden, Germany 
Koji Akeda, Mie University, Japan
John Arnold, University of Leeds, UK
Yunus Ziya Arslan, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Ashokan Arumugam, Gulf Medical University, UAE
Shahnawaz Anwer, King Saud University, Saudia Arabia
Henry Dushan Edward Atkinson, North Middlesex University Hospital, UK
Asbjørn Årøen, University of Oslo, Norway
Ehud Atoun, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
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
Josh Baxter, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Johannes Beckmann, Sportklinik Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Behrens, University of Rostock, Germany
Marc Beirer, Klinik fur Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Knut Beitzel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Alessandra Berton, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Marcel Betsch, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
Carlo Biz, Padua University, Italy
Emanuele Bizzi, S.Pietro-Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Italy
Adam Bryant, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Mario Cabraja, Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum, Germany
Matthew Carroll, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Tegan Cheng, University of Sydney, Australia
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Wing Hoi Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Woojin Cho, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, USA
Errani Costantino, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Moritz Crönlein, Technische Universität München, Germany
Zoe Dailiana, University of Thessaly, Greece
Timothy Damron, SUNY Upstate Medical University,USA
Joseph P. DeAngelis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Pieter D'Hooghe Aspetar, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Qatar
Laura Diamond, Griffith University, Australia
Sabrina Donzelli, Instituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale, Italy
Sampat Dumbre Patil, Noble Hospital, India
Daniel Espino, University of Birmingham, UK
Sebastian Farr, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Austria
Liang Gao, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany
Youshui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Grant Garcia, Rush Health, USA
Jonathan P Garino, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Anne Gingery, Mayo Clinic, USA
Graham Goh, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Phillip Gribble, University of Kentucky, USA
Daniel Guenther, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Michelle Hall, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Hamilton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Marc Hanschen, Technical University Munich, Germany
Matthew Harkey, Tufts Medical Center, USA
Masahiro Hasegawa, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Michael Hast, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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 
Marijn Houwert, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jason Inzana, Telos Partners, USA
Kazunari Ishida, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Japan 
Masakazu Ishikawa, Hiroshima University, Japan
Dong Jiang, Peking University Third Hospital, China
Clare Jinks, Keele University, UK
James D. Johnston, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Gino Kerkhoffs, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Ata Kiapour, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Mattthias Knobe, Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Sujit Kumar Tripathy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
Claudio Legnani, IRCCS Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Kang Li, Rutgers University, USA
LePing Li, University of Calgary, Canada
Emily Lindley, University of Colorado, USA
Ruiyu Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Yueju Liu, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
Mattia Loppini, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Lacheta Lucca, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Sakthivel Manoharan, University of Alabama, USA
Nicolò Martinelli, IRCCS Galeazzi, Italy
Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Ross Miller, University of Maryland, USA
Hideki Mizu-uchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Amin Mohamadi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Javad Mortazavi, Imam University, Iran
Sebastian Mukka, Umeå University, Sweden
Satoshi Nagano, Kagoshima University, Japan
Atsuo Nakamae, Orthopaedic Surgery, Japan
Shinichiro Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Unni G Narayanan, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Ara Nazarian, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Daniel Niederer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Francesco Oliva, University of Rome, Italy
Georg Osterhoff, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Geert Pagenstert, University of Basel, Switzerland
Shital Parikh, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Kade Paterson, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Po-Hsin Chou, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Xinhua Qu, Jiaotong University, China
Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Hamid Razak, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Daniel Cury Ribeiro, University of Otago, New Zealand
Giacomo Rizzello, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Edward Rodriguez, Harvard Medical School, USA
Keith Rome, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Mark Rossi, Florida International University, USA
Tim Saier, BG Klinikum Murnau gGmbH, Germany
Bjorn Salsomonsson, Danderyd Hospital, Sweden
Hagen Schmal, Odense University, Denmark
Max Joseph Scheyerer, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
Tannin A. Schmidt, University of Calgary, Canada 
Pilar Serra-Ano, Universitat de Valencia, Spain
T Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ganga Medical Centre, India
Niall Smyth, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Kai Sprengel, University Hosptial Zurich, Switzerland
Gregor Stein, Uniklinik Köln, Germany
David Alex Stroh, Union Memorial Hospital, USA
Luigi Tarallo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gianluca Testa, University of Catania, Italy
Andrew R Thoreson, Mayo Clinic, USA
Tsung-Ting Tsai, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Olivier van der Meijden, Spaarne Gasthuis, Netherlands
Esther M. M. Van Lieshout, University Medical Center Rotterdarm, Netherlands
Arvind von Keudell, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA 
Christian von Ruden, Parcelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria
Jordi Vega, Hospital Asepeyo Sant Cugat, Spain
Yiyong Wei, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Britt Wildemann, Charité, Germany
James Woodburn, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Ai-Min Wu, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children’ Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Xu Xu, NC State University, USA 
Kourosh Zarghooni, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
Xing Zhao, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Fabio Zaina, ISICO, Italy
Zezhang Zhu, Nanjing University Medical School, China

Pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders
Paul Ackermann, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Francisco J Blanco, INIBIC-Hospital Universitario A Coruña, Spain
Jeffrey Driban, Tufts Medical Center, USA
Robert Forsyth, Keele University, UK
Simona Gurzu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Simon Jones, University of Birmingham, UK
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
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
Sean McGee, Deakin University, Australia
Alexandrina Mendes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Yoshishige Miyabe, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Giuseppe Musumeci, University of Catania, Italy
Jessica Piasecki, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Christopher Rathbone, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, USA 
Makarand V Risbud, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Rebekah M. Samsonraj, Mayo Clinic, USA
André Struglics, Lund University, Sweden
Harukazu Tohyama, Hokkaido University, Japan
James Wang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health
Lars L Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Kristin Archer, Vanderbilt University, USA
Mary F Barbe, Temple University, USA
Alexander Bennett, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, UK
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
Willem De Hertogh, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Francis Fatoye, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Giovanni E Ferreira, University of Sydney, Australia
Paulo Ferreira, University of Sydney, Australia
Calogero Foti, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Helen French, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Shang-Chun Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Martijn Heymans, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Nathan Hutting, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jesper Knoop, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Dana Lawrence, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, USA
Hopin Lee, University of Oxford, UK
Adam Lepley, University of Connecticut, USA 
Carly McKay, University of Bath, UK
Luciana Macedo, McMaster University, Canada
Peter Malliaras, Monash University, Australia
Leandro A Calazans Nogueira, Federal institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Patrick Pabian, University of Central Florida, USA
Daniele Piscitelli, McGill University, Canada
Alison Rushton, University of Birmingham, UK
Bruno Saragiotto, University of Sydney, Australia
Christoph Spang, Orthopaedic Spine Center Alfen, Germany
Katherine Staines, University of Edinburgh, UK
Shi-Cong Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Christy Tomkins-Lane, Mount Royal University, Canada
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
Jonathan Adachi, McMaster University, Canada
Nobuo Adachi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Mauro Alini, AO Research Institute, Davos, Switzerland
Mohit Bhandari, McMaster University, Canada
Jens Ivar, JIB Brox Section for Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Oslo University Hospital- Rikshospitalet
Rachelle Buchbinder, Monash University, Australia
Alex Burdorf, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Bruce Cronstein, New York University Medical Center, USA
Inmaculada del Rincon, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Agustin Escalante, University of Texas, USA
Ronald Feise, Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic, USA
Massimo Filippi, University H San Raffaele, Italy
Jörg Goldhahn, Schulthess Klinik, Switzerland
Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Spain
Jan Hartvigsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Graham R Hughes, King's College London, UK
Ching-Chuan Jiang, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Graeme Jones, Menzies Research Institute, Australia
Jesse Jupiter, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Han C Kemper, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
John Loughlin, Newcastle University, UK
Domhnall MacAuley, University of Ulster, UK
Gerard A Malanga, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA
Samir Mehta, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alireza Moayyeri, King's College London, UK
Serge Perrot, Hopital Hotel Dieu, Université Paris 5, France
Matthew Provencher, Naval Medical Center San Diego, USA
Anil Ranawat, Hospital for Special Surgery, USA
Frank Roemer Boston, University Medical Center, USA
Clinton Rubin, State University of New York, USA
Alan Tennant, University of Leeds, UK
Peter Tugwell, University of Ottawa, Canada
Gerjo van Osch, Erasmus university Medical Center, Netherlands