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Editorial Board

Ciarán Fitzpatrick, Editor

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New Content ItemCiaràn is a Senior Editor with the BMC Series since 2019. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from University College Dublin, MSc & PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has authored 15+ peer-reviewed articles developing behavioral tests to study psychiatric illnesses in rodents and humans. Having most enjoyed the publishing process while researching, Ciaràn relocated to London to pursue an Editorial career at BMC Series. He is committed to promoting open access, robust, and reproducible science at BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Rheumatology, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Assistant Editor: Stuart Weir.

Zoe Dailiana

Experienced Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Thessaly, Greece. Skilled in Microsurgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Medical Devices, Arthroplasty, Biomechanics. Strong education professional with a Diplome Universitaire de Chirurgie de la Main et Membre Superieur focused in Hand Surgery from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) in France and a PhD from the University of Ioannina in Greece. 

Leping Li

Dr. Li is currently an associate professor in the mechanical and biomedical engineering programs at the University of Calgary. His recent research is focused on the mechanics and mechanobiology of articular cartilage of human and animal knee joints, using both computational and experimental methods. His recent research contributions include the development of a fibril-reinforced theory of articular cartilage, and the investigation of fluid pressure and flow in the cartilaginous tissues within intact knee joint loading conditions. He has graciously devoted substantial time to peer review of journal papers and grant applications during his tenure at Calgary. He joined the editorial board in 2015.

Umile Giuseppe Longo

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New Content ItemUmile Giuseppe Longo (MD, PhD, MSc) is Full Professor and Consultant in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome (Italy). He has been the recipient of several prestigious national and international awards and travelling fellowships in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine, joint replacement and regenerative medicine. Prof Longo is author of more than 300 peer reviewed manuscripts, 2 books, and more than 80 chapters published in international books. He joined the editorial board of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in 2009. His main clinical and research interests include orthopaedic sports medicine, regenerative medicine and joint replacement.

Ali Mobasheri

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New Content ItemAli Mobasheri is President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology in the Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology in Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oulu in Finland. Ali holds the position of Chief Researcher in the State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine in Vilnius, Lithuania and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and the Departments of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands. 

Ali has authored more than 300 papers and served several editorial boards. He was educated at Dulwich College London, Imperial College London, the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate from Wolfson College Oxford. His current H-index is 59 and he is ranked as one of the top 10 leading experts in the world on osteoarthritis on

Ara Nazarian

My primary focus is on translational studies at Harvard Medical School, where we can identify an unmet clinical need and set out to find appropriate solutions. Relying on my biomechanics, bioimaging and animal models expertise, I have forged partnerships with clinical and research collaborators to establish a cohesive and results oriented network. Specialties: Orthopedic Biomechanics and bioimaging, mechanobiology, animal models of disease and intervention, project and personnel management.

Together, we have produced a body of work, consisting of over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 2 books, more than 15 patents and patent applications, 5 startups and over 200 abstracts and conference proceedings. I have been Editorially involved with BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders since 2019.

Jason Pui Yin Cheung

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Jason Pui Yin Cheung has been an editor with BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders since 2017. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. He is a spine surgeon with research interests in paediatric growth, spinal deformity, lumbar degenerative diseases, management of cervical myelopathy and orthopaedic infections. He has authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles in these disciplines. He is obtained his MBBS in 2007, Masters of Medical Sciences (2012), Master of Surgery (2017), Postgraduate Diploma in Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology (2018), and Doctor of Medicine (2019) from The University of Hong Kong. He is committed to providing a fair and robust editorial process for authors. 

Bart Staal

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New Content ItemBart Staal studied Physiotherapy (BSc) in Breda and Human Movement Sciences (MSc) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and graduated in 1996. He further specialized in Clinical Epidemiology and completed his PhD-thesis at the same institution in 2003 researching the effects of a graded activity program for airline workers with low back pain. He currently works as a senior research fellow at the Radboud University Medical Centre and as a professor of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, both in Nijmegen the Netherlands. His research themes mainly include: effectiveness of physiotherapy, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational health, sports injuries and guideline development. He was an Associate Editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders since 2010 and became Section Editor of the section Rehabilitation, hysical therapy and occupational health in 2014.

Kuang-Ting Yeh

Kuang-Ting is an Orthopedic surgeon in Taiwan. He obtained his PhD in Institute of Medical Science from Tzu-Chi University in Hualien, Taiwan. His research has focused on the spine alignment and surgery correlated with the patients’ life qualities. He is now committed to doing research on the spine alignment, surgical complication prevention, osteoporosis, and arthroscopic wrist surgery. He is now a Senior Board Member of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and an associate professor of Tzu-Chi University.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Henry Dushan Edward Atkinson, North Middlesex University Hospital, UK
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, State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Utrecht University, EU
Ara Nazarian, Harvard University, USA
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, The University of Hong Kong
Kuang-Ting Yeh, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan

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
Shadi Ebrahimian, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Maryse Fortin, Concordia University, Canada
Georgi Georgiev, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Henrik Gudbergsen, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital & Copenhagen University, Denmark
Yang Haitao, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China, People's Republic
Sascha Halvachizadeh, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Shayan Hosseinzadeh, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Simon Kim, Hand- and Microsurgery, Department of Trauma, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
Kazutaka Kituka, Tochigi Cancer Center, Japan
Daisuke Koga, Japanese Red Cross Saitama Hospital, Japan
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
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
Yoshiyuki Suehara, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan
Akihiko Takeuchi, Kanazawa University, Japan
Atul Kumar Taneja, Hospital I. Albert Einstein and HCor/Teleimagem, Brazil
Masashi Uehara, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
Payman Vahedi, Tehran medical Branch, IAU, Iran
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
Hong Xu, Sichuan University, West China Hospital, China, People's Republic
Xi Yang, West China Hospital, China, People's Republic
De-jun Zhong, The affiliated hospital of southwest medical university, China, People's Republic
Zhaohua Zhu, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, China
Takeo Furuya, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Clinical Rheumatology and Osteoporosis
Sakir Ahmed, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Emre Bilgin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Elizabeth Bradley, University of Minnesota, USA
Francesco Carubbi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Flavia Cicuttini, Monash University, Australia
Nataliia Grygorieva, D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Latika Gupta, SGPGIMS, India
Nishant Gupta, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Antimo Moretti, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Subas Neupane, Tampere University, Finland
Feng Pan, University of Tasmania, Australia  
Zoe Paskins, Keele University, UK
Lei Si, George Institute, Australia  
Kuang-Ting Yeh, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
Biao Wang, Xi’an Honghui Hospital, China, People's Republic
Ronald Man Yeung Wong, Prince of Wales Hosptial, China

Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Christina Abdel Shaheed, University of Sydney, Australia
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
Sherief Ghozy, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, USA
Tiffany Gill, University of Adelaide, Australia
Victor Hoe, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Kuen-Chang Hsieh, Fundamental Education Center, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan, Taiwan R.O.C.
Sultana Monira Hussain, Monash University, Australia
Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota, USA
Henrik Hein Lauridsen, University of South Denmark, Denmark
Guanghua Lei, Central South University, China
Michelle Marshall, Keele University, UK
Andrew Moore, University of Bristol, UK
Pardis Noormohammadpour, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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
Shuman Yang, Jilin University, China
Simon Yeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Guangju Zhai, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Orthopedics and Biomechanics 
John Arnold, University of Leeds, UK
Ashokan Arumugam, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Miki Dalmau-Pastor, University of Barcelona, Spain
Asbjørn Årøen, University of Oslo, Norway
Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Italy
Zsolt Balogh, Universty of Newcastle, UK
Abdelwahed BARKAOUI, International University of Rabat, Morocco
Christoph Bauer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Sebastian Baumbach, LMU Munich, Germany
Martin Behrens, University of Rostock, Germany
Marcel Betsch, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bahar Bilgen, Brown University, USA
Carlo Biz, Padua University, Italy
Adam Bryant, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Gianfilippo Caggiari, University of Sassari, Italy
Vincenzo Candela, Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Nunzio Catena, AO SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo - Alessandria, Italy
Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, University of Minho, Portugal
Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Mahidol University, Thailand
Bin Chen, Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedics, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China
Brian Po-Jung Chen, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
CHENG-FONG CHEN, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Yennien Chen, Asia University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Tegan Cheng, University of Sydney, Australia
Wing Hoi Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chee Kidd Chiu, University of Malaya, Malaysia
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
Rocco De Vitis, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation - Catholic University, Italy
Laura Diamond, Griffith University, Australia
Zichuan Ding, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, People's Republic
Jian Dong, Fudan University, China
Sabrina Donzelli, Instituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale, Italy
Xing Du, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China, People's Republic
Sampat Dumbre Patil, Noble Hospital, India
Khaled Emara, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Costantino Errani, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Daniel Espino, University of Birmingham, UK
Robinson Esteves Pires, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sebastian Farr, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Austria
David Fitch, University of Memphis, USA
Fabricio Fogagnolo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun Fu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China, People's Republic
Liang Gao, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany
You-Shui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Youshui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Rajesh Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
Anne Gingery, Mayo Clinic, USA
Graham Goh, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Yaodong Gu, Ningbo University, China, People's Republic
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
Zhiyong Hou, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China 
John Houten, Maimonides Medical Center, USA
Ming-Kai Hsieh, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Hiroyuki Ike, Yokohama City University, Japan
Moritz Innmann, Department for Orthopeadics and Trauma Surgery, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
Hirokazu Inoue, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Kazunari Ishida, Kobe Kaisei Hospital, Japan
Eugenio Jannelli, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples-Italy, Italy 
Dong Jiang, Peking University Third Hospital, China
Koroush Kabir, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
Tomoyuki Kamenaga, Kobe University, Japan
Karthik Karuppaiah, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Toshiyuki Kawai, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Ata Kiapour, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Hyeun-Sung Kim, Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, Republic of Korea
Tae-Hwan Kim, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Matthew King, La Trobe University, Australia
Matthias Klotz, Marienkrankenhaus Soest, Germany
Mattthias Knobe, Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Dylan Kobsar, McMaster University, Canada
Hisashi Koga, Iwai FESS Clinic, Japan
Xiangpeng Kong, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China, People's Republic
Panagiotis Korovessis, General Hospital of Patras, Greece
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
Claudio Legnani, IRCCS Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Ulrich Lenze, Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Germany
Kang Li, Rutgers University, USA
Quan Li, Department of Orthopedics, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, People's Republic
Xin-Feng Li, Department of spinal surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, People's Republic
Yusheng Li, Central South University, China
Zhenfeng Li, QI LU HOSPITAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY, China, People's Republic
Wongthawat Liawrungrueang, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Jinn Lin, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Yueju Liu, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
Francesco Liuzza, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Italy
Mattia Loppini, Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy
Jörg Lützner, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
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
Arata Nakajima, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Japan
Shinichiro Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Jinghui Niu, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China, People's Republic
Tetsuro Ohba, Yamanashi University, Japan
Georg Osterhoff, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Hyung Bin Park, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Jong-Beom Park, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Yong-Beom Park, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Kade Paterson, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Baogan Peng, Orthopeadic Department, The Third Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China, People's Republic
Andrea Perna, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Philipp Pieroh, University of Leipzig, Germany
Prabhudevprasad Purudappa, Boston University School Of Medicine, USA
Xinhua Qu, Jiaotong University, China
Olga Savvidou, National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens, Greece
Hamid Razak, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Mohammad Razi, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Andrea Redler, University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy
Asghar Rezaei, Mayo Clinic, USA
Daniel Cury Ribeiro, University of Otago, New Zealand
Edward Rodriguez, Harvard Medical School, USA
Xin Rong, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, People's Republic
Gholamreza Rouhi, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran
Giuseppe Rovere, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
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 
T Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ganga Medical Centre, India
Federico Solla, Lenval Children's Hospital, France
Kai Sprengel, University Hosptial Zurich, Switzerland
David Alex Stroh, Union Memorial Hospital, USA
Wei Ren Su, National Cheng Kung University, College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Taiwan R.O.C.
Changjiao Sun, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, China, People's Republic
Tao Sun, Hebei Medical University Third Affiliated Hospital, China, People's Republic
Akinobu Suzuki, Osaka City University, Japan
Hiromasa Tanino, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan
Luigi Tarallo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Masaki Tatsumura, Tsukuba University Hospital Mito Clinical Education and Training Center / Mito Kyodo General Hospital, Japan
Scott Telfer, University of Washington, USA
Alexandre Terrier, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gianluca Testa, University of Catania, Italy
Andreas Toepfer, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Switzerland
Giuseppe Toro, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Chun-Hao Tsai, China Medical University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Shang-Wen Tsai, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hsi-Kai Tsou, Functional Neurosurgery Division, Neurological Institute, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Fon-Yih Tsuang, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Chao Tu, Central South University, China
Koki Uno, National Hospital Organization Kobe Medical Center, Japan
Christian von Ruden, Parcelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria
Amirreza Vosoughi, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Liao Wang, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, China, People's Republic
Yiyong Wei, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Ai-Min Wu, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children’ Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Markus Wurm, Department of Trauma Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Germany
Chi Xu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Mengning Yan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dejin Yang, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, China
Huiliang Yang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, People's Republic
Aihemaitijiang Yusufu, Affiliated First Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, China, People's Republic
Fabio Zaina, ISICO, Italy
Wei Zeng, University of Virginia, USA
Shi Zhan, Shanghai sixth hospital affliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, People's Republic
Shaoyun Zhang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China, People's Republic
Zhiyu Zhou, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat_sen University, China, People's Republic
Yu Zhao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China
Yuan Zhu, Shanghai Ruijin hospital, China, People's Republic
Zezhang Zhu, Nanjing University Medical School, China

Pathophysiology of musculoskeletal disorders
Yousef Abu-Amer, Washington University - Saint Louis, USA
Jacome Bruges Armas, HSEIT/ CHRC, Portugal
Simon Chow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Berta Cillero-Pastor, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Robert Forsyth, Keele University, UK
Dominik Haudenschild, University of California Davis, USA
Lifang Hu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, People's Republic
Kuo-yuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital,, Taiwan R.O.C.
Julie Hughes, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, USA
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
Bing Li, Tianjin Hospital, China, People's Republic
Ramakrishnan Mani, University of Otago, New Zealand
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
Shyamsundar Pal China, University of California, San Diego, USA
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
Marta Anna Szychlinska, University of Catania, Italy
David Waddell, University of North Flordia, USA
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Nanfang Xu, Peking University Third Hopsital, China, People's Republic
Wei-Nan Zeng, Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital/West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, China

Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health
Ashfaq Ahmad, University Institute of Physical Therapy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Aqeel Alenazi, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Saudi Arabia
Anita Amorim, The University of Sydney, Australia
Gul Baltaci, Private Guven Hospital, Turkey
Francesca Bonetti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Hsin-Hua Chen, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Derek Clewley, Duke University, USA
Almir Dibai-Filho, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Aron Downie, Macquarie University, Australia
Giovanni E Ferreira, University of Sydney, Australia
Jillian Eyles, University of Sydney, Australia
Shih-Chen Fan, I-Shou University, Taiwan R.O.C.
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
Shaji Kachanathu, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Sinan Kardeş, Istanbul University, Turkey
Joseph Kardouni, U.S. Army Forces Command, USA
Jesper Knoop, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Mark Lafave, Mount Royal University, Canada
Belinda Lawford, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dana Lawrence, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, USA
Adam Lepley, University of Connecticut, USA 
Le Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, People's Republic
Christian Lins, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christina Zong-Hao Ma, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Luciana Macedo, McMaster University, Canada
Gopal Nambi, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Guo-Xin Ni, Beijing Sport University, China, People's Republic
Imran Khan Niazi, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
Leandro A Calazans Nogueira, Federal institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto, Canada
Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Patrick Pabian, University of Central Florida, USA
Rosimeire Simprini Padula, UNICID, Brazil
Shea Palmer, Coventry University, UK
Angela Palomba, University of Campania, Italy
Marco Paoletta, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Marcel Peduzzi de Castro, Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory–LaBClin, Brazil
Leonardo Pellicciari, Don Gnocchi Foundation IRCCS, Italy
Daniele Piscitelli, Pacific University, USA
Maciej Płaszewski, The Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland
Alison Rushton, University of Birmingham, UK
Stacie Salsbury, Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA
Dalila Scaturro, University of Palermo, Italy
Ruud Selles, Erasmus MC – University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands
Anabela Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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
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
Olga Kubassova, IA-GRP, UK
Clinton Rubin, State University of New York, USA
Marjan Westerman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Anita Wluka, Monash University, Australia

Statistical Advisors                                                                                                                     
Bing Lu, Brown University, US
Ronnie  Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, US
Julius Sim, Keele University, UK
Rebecca Whittle, Keele University, UK
Wei Yang, Washington University St Louis, US
Xiang Zeng, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China

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