TNOA was inaugurated on 23.12.1970 by Prof. Robert Roaf, then Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Liverpool. Prof. M. Natarajan, First President & Prof. P.V.A. Mohandass, First Secretary cum Treasurer, Now it is a second largest state chapter of IOA with more than 2000 life members. Always known for its academic excellence and community services. Reaches all parts of the state with 23 affiliated district / city ortho clubs. Winner of AK Gupta Trophy, OASIS Best Chapter & BJD Awards.
“TNOA is one of the most vibrant chapter amongst all the state chapters which has won AK Gupta Trophy many times for being the best chapter and also has produced lots of leaders who have worked in IOA forefront like Dr Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Dr S Rajasekaran just to name a few…”
“TNOA is a dynamic professional body. It has been a role model organization. I feel it a honour and privilege for being its President in the year 2017-18. I wish TNOA, a great academic body, to reach greater heights. Long live TNOA!”
“I am extremely glad to note that Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association is celebrating Golden Jubilee Year. Tamilnadu has always stood very high in academics and is further strengthened by strong constitution, bylaws and administration. Best wishes and long live TNOA.”