Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association

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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.



Dear Honourable members,

Greetings From TNOA!

I am very happy to write this letter.

First I wish to congratulate and thank each and every individual member for having participated in the Bone and Joint week celebration and made it a grand success.



Dear Distinguished members,

Greetings From TNOA!

It is a pleasure to meet you with this second newsletter. TKS MID year CME held at Yercaud on July 22nd and 23rd has reached a new milestone. The two-day event, with 974 participants, 426 post-graduate students Poster Presentation, was successfully completed with memorable hospitality. My sincere congratulations and appreciation to Maru.Manimaran, and all the doctors of the Midwest Fracture Association who conducted this.

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.

Awards & Honors

IOA AK Gupta Trophy add year 2021, 2022

OASIS add year 2021, 2023 BJD add year 2021, 2022

National Bone & Joint Day Activities Winner 2018 Runner 2019,2021,2022

Office Bearers

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.

TamilNadu Orthopaedic Association (TNOA)

What is everyone saying

Dr. S. Ramesh Babu IOA CSRC Chairman

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

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.

Dr. B. Shivashankar IOA President Elect

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...

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