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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

Assistant Editor: Stuart Weir.

Senior Editorial Board Members - Henry Atkinson

Henry D.E. Atkinson is a Consultant Lower Limb Surgeon with Fellowship training in Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, Sports Injury Surgery, Knee, Hip, and Foot and Ankle Surgery. His NHS practice is based at London’s North Middlesex University Hospital, in partnership with the Royal Free Hospital. Henry also provides Orthopaedic Services in association with London Sports Orthopaedics (LSO) at London Bridge Hospital, Highgate Hospital, Hendon Hospital, Kings Oak/Cavell Hospitals and Lyca Health. Henry contributes to Medicolegal reporting and is a Director of Think Medicolegal Ltd. He holds several strategic roles within the North Central London ISC, and is the Clinical Chair at the Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals. He was awarded an NHS Clinical Excellence Award in both 2012 and 2018, and was listed in the Tatler Best Doctors Guide 2013, as one of Britain’s top 250 Doctors. He also achieved the “I Want Great Care” Certificate of Excellence in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Henry has a keen interest in his own research and medical education. He has published over 100 original scientific journal articles, and has over 200 other publications.

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. 

Panagiotis Korovessis

Panagiotis Korovessis MD, PhD is Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Patras Greece, chief in the Orthopedic Department Olympion Medical Center since 2022. He studied Medicine at University of Athens, Greece. He obtained his PhD title at the Medical School University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1979. He specialized in Orthopedics in University Clinic Balgrist in Zurich, Switzerland, and German Scoliosis & Center for Major Spine Surgery in Bad Wildungen Germany. He has been chief of the Orthopedic Department of the General Hospital “Agios Andreas”, Patras. Dr Korovessis is author of more than 190 peer reviewed manuscripts, with 3,300 citations, h-index 29 in spine pathology & research, total hip arthroplasty. His research has focused on the spine deformities, correction of spinal alignment, injuries and tumors, Pelvic and Acetabulum injuries, hip arthroplasty.  He is currently member of AAOS, SRS, NASS, Spine Society of Europe. 

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 expertscape.com.

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
Jiong Jiong Guo, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, China
Panagiotis Korovessis, General Hospital of Patras, 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, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, USA
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, The University of Hong Kong
Kuang-Ting Yeh, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan


Editorial Board Members
Yousef Abu-Amer, Washington University - Saint Louis, USA
Ashfaq Ahmad, University Institute of Physical Therapy, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Sakir Ahmed, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Mohammad Al-Amri, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Domenico Albano, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Aqeel Alenazi, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Alessandro, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Anita Amorim, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jorge Arias-De La-Torre, Agency for Heath Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, Spain
Jacome Bruges Armas, HSEIT/ CHRC, Portugal
John Arnold, University of Leeds, UK
Asbjørn Årøen, University of Oslo, Norway
Ashokan Arumugam, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Italy
Zsolt Balogh, Universty of Newcastle, UK
Saliu Balogun, University of Tasmania, Australia
Gul Baltaci, Private Guven Hospital, Turkey
Abdelwahed BARKAOUI, International University of Rabat, Morocco
Christoph Bauer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Sebastian Baumbach, LMU Munich, Germany
Charlotte Beaudart, University of Liège, Belgium
Martin Behrens, University of Rostock, Germany
Marcel Betsch, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bahar Bilgen, Brown University, USA
Emre Bilgin, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Carlo Biz, Padua University, Italy
Dana Bliuc, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Francesca Bonetti, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Carina Boström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Elizabeth Bradley, University of Minnesota, USA
Adriano Braile, Ospedale del Mare, Italy
Alex Breen, AECC University College, UK
Adam Bryant, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gianfilippo Caggiari, University of Sassari, Italy
Vincenzo Candela, Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Francesco Carubbi, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Nunzio Catena, AO SS Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo - Alessandria, Italy
Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, University of Minho, Portugal
Ke-Vin Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Mahidol University, Thailand
Cathy Chapple, University of Otago, New Zealand
Bin Chen, Division of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedics, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China
Qiang Chen, Southeast 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.
Hsin-Hua Chen, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Tegan Cheng, University of Sydney, Australia
Wing Hoi Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Avneesh Chhabra, University of Texas Southwestern, USA
Shyamsundar Pal China, University of California, San Diego, USA
Chee Kidd Chiu, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Simon Chow, Stanford Medical, San Francisco, USA
Flavia Cicuttini, Monash University, Australia
Berta Cillero-Pastor, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Derek Clewley, Duke University, USA
Boyi Dai, University of Wyoming, USA
Miki Dalmau-Pastor, University of Barcelona, Spain
Timothy Damron, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA
Francesca de Caro, Istituto di Cura Citta di Pavia, Italy
Marcel Peduzzi de Castro, Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory–LaBClin, Brazil
Diederik De Cock, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil
Rocco De Vitis, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation - Catholic University, Italy
Joseph P. DeAngelis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Laura Diamond, Griffith University, Australia
Almir Dibai-Filho, Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil
Zichuan Ding, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Jian Dong, Fudan University, China
Sabrina Donzelli, Instituto Scientifico Italiano Colonna Vertebrale, Italy
Aron Downie, Macquarie University, Australia
Xing Du, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Sampat Dumbre Patil, Noble Hospital, India
Emma Dures, University of West England / Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK
Shadi Ebrahimian, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Khaled Emara, Ain Shams University, Egypt
Costantino Errani, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Daniel Espino, University of Birmingham, UK
Jillian Eyles, University of Sydney, Australia
Shih-Chen Fan, I-Shou University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Sebastian Farr, Orthopaedic Hospital Speising, Austria
LI-YU FAY, TAIPEI VETERANS GENERAL HOSPITAL, TAIWAN, Taiwan R.O.C.
Giovanni E Ferreira, University of Sydney, Australia
David Fitch, University of Memphis, USA
Fabricio Fogagnolo, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Robert Forsyth, Keele University, UK
Maryse Fortin, Concordia University, Canada
Calogero Foti, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Michael Freeman, Maastricht University, USA
Helen French, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Kai Fu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jun Fu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Takeo Furuya, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Somnath Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta, India
Liang Gao, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany
You-Shui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Youshui Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Georgi Georgiev, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Rajesh Ghosh, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India
Sherief Ghozy, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, USA
Tiffany Gill, University of Adelaide, Australia
Anne Gingery, Mayo Clinic, USA
Graham Goh, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Nataliia Grygorieva, D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Yaodong Gu, Ningbo University, China
Henrik Gudbergsen, The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital & Copenhagen University, Denmark
Daniel Guenther, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Boyko Gueorguiev, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Zbigniew Gugala, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Shang-Chun Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Latika Gupta, SGPGIMS, India
Nishant Gupta, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Yang Haitao, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, China
Sascha Halvachizadeh, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
David Hamilton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zhihua Han, Shanghai General Hosptial, China
Matthew Harkey, Michigan State University, USA
Masahiro Hasegawa, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Dominik Haudenschild, University of California Davis, USA
Lars Helbig, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
Camilo Helito, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Victor Hoe, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Shayan Hosseinzadeh, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Zhiyong Hou, Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
John Houten, Maimonides Medical Center, USA
Kuen-Chang Hsieh, Fundamental Education Center, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan, Taiwan R.O.C.
Ming-Kai Hsieh, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Lifang Hu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Kuo-yuan Huang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan R.O.C.
Julie Hughes, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, USA
Sultana Monira Hussain, Monash University, Australia
Nathan Hutting, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
Hiroyuki Ike, Yokohama City University, Japan
Moritz Innmann, Heidelberg University Hospital, 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, Helios University Hospital Wuppertal, Germany
Shaji Kachanathu, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Tomoyuki Kamenaga, Kobe University, Japan
Sinan Kardeş, Istanbul University, Turkey
Joseph Kardouni, U.S. Army Forces Command, USA
Karthik Karuppaiah, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Sandeep Kaur, Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, India
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Toshiyuki Kawai, Kyoto University Hospital, Japan
Deepak Kumar Khajuria, Penn State University, USA
Marc Khalifé, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, France
Ashutosh Khandha, University of Delaware, USA
Ata Kiapour, Harvard Medical School, USA
Simon Kim, Hand- and Microsurgery, Department of Trauma, University Medicine Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
Hyeun-Sung Kim, Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, Republic of Korea
Tae-Hwan Kim, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Korea
Matthew King, La Trobe University, Australia
Kazutaka Kituka, Tochigi Cancer Center, Japan
Matthias Klotz, Marienkrankenhaus Soest, Germany
Mattthias Knobe, Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Jesper Knoop, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Dylan Kobsar, McMaster University, Canada
Daisuke Koga, Japanese Red Cross Saitama Hospital, Japan
Hisashi Koga, Iwai FESS Clinic, Japan
Amin Komeili, University of Calgary, Canada
Elizaveta Kon, Rizzzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
Xiangpeng Kong, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Roman Krawetz, University of Calgary, Canada
Lei Kuang, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, China
Feng-Chih Kuo, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Umito Kuwashima, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan
Mark Lafave, Mount Royal University, Canada
Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota, USA
Henrik Hein Lauridsen, University of South Denmark, Denmark
Belinda Lawford, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dana Lawrence, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, USA
Robert Layfield, University of Nottingham, UK
Claudio Legnani, IRCCS Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Guanghua Lei, Central South University, China
Ulrich Lenze, Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Germany
Adam Lepley, University of Connecticut, USA
Kang Li, Rutgers University, USA
Quan Li, Department of Orthopedics, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xin-Feng Li, Department of spinal surgery, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Yusheng Li, Central South University, China
Zhenfeng Li, QI LU HOSPITAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY, China
Bing Li, Tianjin Hospital, China
Le Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Wongthawat Liawrungrueang, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Jinn Lin, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Christian Lins, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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.
Christina Zong-Hao Ma, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Giuseppe Maccagnano, University of Foggia, Italy
Luciana Macedo, McMaster University, Canada
Julian Maempel, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Satoshi Maki, Chiba University, Japan
Ramakrishnan Mani, University of Otago, New Zealand
Stefano Marcia, SS Trinitá Hosptial, Italy
Michelle Marshall, Keele University, UK
Nicolò Martinelli, IRCCS Galeazzi, Italy
Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Panayiotis Megaloikonomos, University of Athens, Greece
Alexandrina Mendes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Carmelo Messina, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy
Marco Minetto, University of Turin, Italy
Yoshishige Miyabe, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Hideki Mizu-uchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Ingrid Moller, Instituto Poal, Spain
Andrew Moore, University of Bristol, UK
Antimo Moretti, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Kanji Mori, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Javad Mortazavi, Imam University, Iran
David Musson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Giuseppe Musumeci, University of Catania, Italy
Satoshi Nagano, Kagoshima University, Japan
Arata Nakajima, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Japan
Shinichiro Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Gopal Nambi, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Subas Neupane, Tampere University, Finland
Guo-Xin Ni, Beijing Sport University, China
Imran Khan Niazi, New Zealand College of Chiropractic, New Zealand
Jinghui Niu, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, China
Leandro A Calazans Nogueira, Federal institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Giovanni Noia, University of Foggia, Italy
Pardis Noormohammadpour, University of Toronto, Canada
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto, Canada
Tetsuro Ohba, Yamanashi University, Japan
Ichiro Okano, Showa University Hospital, Japan
Crystian Bitencourt Oliveira, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Win Min Oo, University of Medicine, Myanmar
Reinhold Ortmaier, Ordensklinikum Barmherzige Schwestern Linz, Austria
Georg Osterhoff, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
Simon Otter, University of Brighton, UK
Petteri Oura, University of Oulu, Finland
Patrick Pabian, University of Kentucky, USA
Rosimeire Simprini Padula, UNICID, Brazil
Shea Palmer, Coventry University, UK
Angela Palomba, University of Campania, Italy
Feng Pan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Marco Paoletta, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Hyung Bin Park, Gyeongsang National University Changwon Hospital, Korea
Jong-Beom Park, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Korea
Yong-Beom Park, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Korea
Marco Passiatore, ASST Spedali Civili (Brescia, ITALY), Italy
Kade Paterson, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Jennifer Paxton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mark Pearson, Aston University, UK
Leonardo Pellicciari, Don Gnocchi Foundation IRCCS, Italy
Baogan Peng, Orthopeadic Department, The Third Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Samuel Garciá Perez, Galicia Sur Health Research Institute, Spain
Andrea Perna, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Italy
Jessica Piasecki, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Philipp Pieroh, University of Leipzig, Germany
Robinson Esteves-Pires, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Daniele Piscitelli, Pacific University, USA
Maciej Płaszewski, The Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland
Feifei Pu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prabhudevprasad Purudappa, Boston University School Of Medicine, USA
Jun Qiao, Nanjing University, China
Xinhua Qu, Jiaotong University, China
Christopher Rathbone, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, USA
Hamid Razak, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Mohammad Razi, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Andrea Redler, University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy
Ignacio Rego-Pérez, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Asghar Rezaei, Mayo Clinic, USA
Daniel Cury Ribeiro, University of Otago, New Zealand
Allan Riis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Edward Rodriguez, Harvard Medical School, USA
Xin Rong, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
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
Markus Rupp, University Medical Centre Regensburg, Germany
Alison Rushton, University of Birmingham, UK
Fabrizio Russo, Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Stacie Salsbury, Palmer College of Chiropractic, USA
Bjorn Salsomonsson, Danderyd Hospital, Sweden
Rebekah M. Samsonraj, University of Arkansas, USA
Valerio Sansone, Università degli Studi di Milano, Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute of Milan, Italy
Olga Savvidou, National and Kapodistrian University Of Athens, Greece
Dalila Scaturro, University of Palermo, Italy
Hagen Schmal, Odense University, Denmark
Tannin A. Schmidt, University of Calgary, Canada
Aimy Sebastian, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Ronnie Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Christina Abdel Shaheed, University of Sydney, Australia
Pranav Sharma, Yale University, USA
Saurab Sharma, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal
T Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Ganga Medical Centre, India
Lei Si, George Institute, Australia
Siddhartha Sikdar, George Mason University, USA
Anabela Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Harshvardhan Singh, University of Alabama, USA
Federico Solla, Lenval Children's Hospital, France
Christoph Spang, Orthopaedic Spine Center Alfen, Germany
Paolo Spinnato, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Italy
Kai Sprengel, University Hosptial Zurich, Switzerland
Kathryn Stok, University of Melbourne, Australia
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.
Yoshiyuki Suehara, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan
Changjiao Sun, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical Medicine, Tsinghua University, China
Tao Sun, Hebei Medical University Third Affiliated Hospital, China
Akinobu Suzuki, Osaka City University, Japan
Marta Anna Szychlinska, University of Catania, Italy
Akihiko Takeuchi, Kanazawa University, Japan
Atul Kumar Taneja, Hospital I. Albert Einstein and HCor/Teleimagem, Brazil
Hiromasa Tanino, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan
Shi-Cong Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
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
Tulyapruek Tawonsawatruk, Ramathibodi Hospital, The University of Mahidol, Thailand
Scott Telfer, University of Washington, USA
Alexandre Terrier, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gianluca Testa, University of Catania, Italy
Jing Tian, University of Tasmania, Australia
Andreas Toepfer, Kantonsspital St.Gallen, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Switzerland
Christy Tomkins-Lane, Mount Royal University, Canada
Giuseppe Toro, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Sujit Kumar Tripathy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, India
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
Ji Tu, Cornell University, USA
Masashi Uehara, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan
Koki Uno, National Hospital Organization Kobe Medical Center, Japan
Payman Vahedi, Tehran medical Branch, IAU, Iran
Ans Van-Ginckel, Ghent University, Belgium
Francesco Violante, University of Bologna, Italy
Christian von-Ruden, Parcelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria
Amirreza Vosoughi, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
David Waddell, University of North Flordia, USA
Nike Walter, University Medical Center Regensburg, Germany
Beiyu Wang, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
YuanYuan Wang, Monash University, Australia
Biao Wang, Xi’an Honghui Hospital, China
Hongwei Wang, General Hospital of Northern Theater Command of Chinese PLA, China
Liao Wang, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, China
Alexandra Louise Webb, Australian National University, Australia
Yiyong Wei, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Jan Wilke, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Ronald Man Yeung Wong, Prince of Wales Hosptial, China
Arnold Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Cuiyan Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Meng-Huang Wu, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Ai-Min Wu, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children’ Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, China
Tingkui Wu, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Markus Wurm, Department of Trauma Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Germany
Vikki Wylde, Bristol University, UK
Kai Xie, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Hong Xu, Sichuan University, West China Hospital, China
Chi Xu, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China
Nanfang Xu, Peking University Third Hopsital, China
Mengning Yan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xi Yang, West China Hospital, China
Shuman Yang, Jilin University, China
Dejin Yang, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, China
Huiliang Yang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Kuang-Ting Yeh, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan
Simon Yeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Aihemaitijiang Yusufu, Affiliated First Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, China
Joshua Zadro, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Fabio Zaina, ISICO, Italy
Wei Zeng, University of Virginia, USA
Wei-Nan Zeng, Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital/West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University, China
Guangju Zhai, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Shi Zhan, Shanghai sixth hospital affliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Shaoyun Zhang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
Yu Zhao, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, China
De-jun Zhong, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, China
Weiyang Zhong, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China
Zhiyu Zhou, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat_sen University, China
Zhaohua Zhu, Zhujiang Hospital of Southern Medical University, China
Yuan Zhu, Shanghai Ruijin hospital, China
Zezhang Zhu, Nanjing University Medical School, China

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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
Fabio Zanchini, University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Italy

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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