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.
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.
The TNOA was inagurated on 23.12.1970 by Prof. Robert Roaf, M.A., M.Ch(orth), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Eng) then Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Liverpool.
Prof.M.Natarajan,B.A, M.B., M.Ch(Orth), FRCS(Eng) was elected as the First President of the Association and Dr.A.Mohandass was the First Secretary cum Treasurer.
Later Prof.T.K.Shanmuga Sundaram, Prof.S.Soundarapandian, Prof.Basheer Ahmed and Prof.A.Subramaniam occupied the honoured chair of the President of the Association.
In the earlier years the association conducted two meetings in a year and subsequently it was converted in to annual meeting. In 1991 the Association celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The first Dr.Narasimhan Memorial Oration was delivered in the year 1991 by Prof.M.Natarajan.
In 1985 an attempt was made to form an association of the Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States and combined meetings of the Associations were held till 1988.