The association was found in 1970 under the leadership of stalwarts like Dr.Narasimha Iyer and Dr.M.Natarajan. The association has already completed 49 years of existence and recently conducted the 53rd annual conference (TNOACON -2020) at Vellore. The association has formally been registered officially in February, 2002 and its constitution and byelaws, officially communicated to the registrar of society act.
Tamil Nadu Orthopaedics has always been known for its academic brilliance and many senior Orthopaedic Surgeon have contributed their might in the development of Orthopaedics both in the state and at Indian Orthopaedic Association level Several Continuing Medical Education programmes, live demonstration and workshop are being conducted every year. Every year during the conference, the association features the following orations best paper awards, TNOA Quiz and traveling fellowship.