Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association

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 55th Annual Conference of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association is going to be held in February 2022, from 11th to 13th, at Trichy.
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Journal of Orthopedics and Joint Surgery is the official journal of “TAMILNADU ORTHOPEDIC ASSOCIATION” and focuses on all 

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TNOA PG Crash Course

The 1st TNOA Postgraduate Crash Course was held on 9, 10, and 11 April 2021, at Madras Medical College. 

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TNOA Video Journal

Welcome to the world of Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association’s video journal.These video journals have been created to refresh our members’

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TNOA Mobile App

The user friendly TNOA Mobile App is exclusively for the TNOA members. It can be utilised for journals, video journals, fellowships, 

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Midyear CME

11th TNOA Prof. T. K. Shanmugasundaram Mid-Year CME is going to organise by Nellai Ortho Club at Coutrallam on 17th and 18th of July 2021.

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Secretary Desk

Prof MN Centenary

About TamilNadu Orthopaedic Association

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. Read More


Dear Honourable members,
At the outset, I would like to thank everyone of you for bestowing your confidence upon me and making me the President of this prestigious Association for the year 2021 – 22. My theme for this year is “Focussed Clinical & Surgical Skills; Continuous Update”.
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Dr. P. T. Saravanan (SECRETARY)

Distinguished members,
Greetings from Kanchipuram. It gives me great hope and happiness in communicating with you at this challenging time. I wish and pray for safe health and well-being for all our families. The COVID pandemic has paralyzed us in executing significant activities, such as CME conferences and in-person meetings.
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Prof MN Centenary Year

Centenary Year of Prof. Dr. M. Natarajan
Prof. M. Natarajan was born on March 18, 1920 at Kamuthi, the erstwhile Madras State. After graduating as a B.A, he entered Stanley Medical College, Madras. He had a brilliant academic career winning medals and prizes including university and college blue ribbons earning the sobriquet, “Medal“Natarajan.
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Awards & Honors

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.

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  • “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…”

    Dr. B. Shivashankar
    IOA President Elect
  • “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!”

    Dr. S. Ramesh Babu
    IOA CSRC Chairman
  • “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.”


    Dr. P.V. Vijayaraghavan
    Vice Chancellor, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.

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