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Editor
Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Manuscript Editor
Clare McFadden​, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor
Amanpreet Athwal​, BioMed Central, UK

Associate Editors
Clinical diagnostics and imaging
Andre Aihara, University Sao Paulo, Brazil
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
Yogesh Kumar, Yale New Haven Hospital, USA
Umito Kuwashima, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan
Guillaume Madelin, New York University School of Medicine, USA
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
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
Hui Wang, Peking University Third Hospital, China
Ans Van Ginckel, Ghent University, Belgium
Cuiyan Wu, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
YuanYuan Wang, Monash 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
Fereydoun Davatchi, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Iran
Nishant Gupta, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Ida K. Haugen, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Norway 
Antimo Moretti, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
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  
Regina Taylor-Gjevre, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
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
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, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Somnath Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta, India
Anne Garland, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Rachael Gooberman-Hill, University of Bristol, UK
Victor Hoe, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sultana Monira Hussain, Monash University, Australia
Gareth Jones, University of Aberdeen, UK
Tina Junge, University of South Denmark, Denmark
Aliasghar Kiadaliri, Lund University, Sweden
Lisa Langsetmo, University of Minnesota, USA
Laura Laslett, University of Tasmania, Australia
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
Mauro Mondelli, Azienda Usl Toscana Sud Est, Italy
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
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
Vikki Wylde, Bristol University, UK
Simon Yeung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Orthopedics and biomechanics
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, 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
Johannes Beckmann, Sportklinik Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Behrens, University of Rostock, 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
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
Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
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
Zoe Dailiana, University of Thessaly, Greece
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, Mayo Clinic, USA
Graham Goh, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Anirudh K Gowd, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, USA
Ryan Graham, University of Ottawa, Cananda
Daniel Guenther, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Boyko Gueorguiev, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Zbigniew Gugala, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Michelle Hall, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Hamilton, University of Edinburgh, UK
Zhihua Han, Shanghai General Hosptial, China
Marc Hanschen, Technical University Munich, Germany
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
James Kellam, University of Texas - Houston, USA
Ata Kiapour, Harvard Medical School, USA 
Hyeun-Sung Kim, Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, Republic of Korea
Antonio Klasan, North Shore Hospital, New Zealand
Mattthias Knobe, Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Germany
Dylan Kobsar, McMaster University, Canada
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
LePing Li, University of Calgary, Canada
Yusheng Li, Central South University, China
Jen-Ching Liao, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Jinn Lin, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Emily Lindley, University of Colorado, USA
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
Amin Mohamadi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA
Javad Mortazavi, Imam University, Iran
Satoshi Nagano, Kagoshima University, Japan
Shinichiro Nakamura, Kyoto University, Japan
Daniel Niederer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Bin Ning, Jinan Central Hospital, China
Søren Ohrt-Nissen, Copenhagen and Zealand University Hospital, Denmark
Tetsuro Ohba, Yamanashi University, Japan
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
Giorgio Perino, Hosptial for Special Surgery, USA
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
Tim Saier, BG Klinikum Murnau gGmbH, Germany
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
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
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
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
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
Jeffrey Driban, Tufts Medical Center, 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
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
André Struglics, Lund University, Sweden
David Waddell, University of North Flordia, USA
James Wang, University of Pittsburgh, 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
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
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
Matthew Hoch, University of Kentucky, USA
Nathan Hutting, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sinan Kardeş, Istanbul University, Turkey
Joseph Kardouni, U.S. Army Forces Command, USA
Jesper Knoop, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Belinda Lawford, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dana Lawrence, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, USA
Hopin Lee, University of Oxford, UK
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
Tatiane Mota da Silva, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
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
Katherine Staines, University of Edinburgh, UK
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, USA
Ronald Feise, Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic, 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

Statistical Advisors
Bing Lu, Brown University, US
Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Keele University, UK
Ronnie  Sebro, University of Pennsylvania, US
Julius Sim, Keele University, UK
Marjan Westerman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rebecca Whittle, Keele University, UK
Wei Yang, Washington University St Louis, US

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