Erratum to: Eur Spine J (2016) 25:1363–1372 DOI 10.1007/s00586-016-4416-5

The article “A new dynamic six degrees of freedom disc-loading simulator allows to provoke disc damage and herniation”, written by Wilke et al. was originally published Online First without open access. After publication in volume 25, issue 5, page 1363–1372, the author decided to opt for Open Choice and to make the article an open access publication. Therefore, the copyright of the article has been changed to © The Author(s) [2016] and the article is forthwith distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.