As per decision taken in the General body meeting held at TNOACON, 2012 Vellore it has been decided that anyone who wants to become a member of TNOA must also become a member of IOA. They have to take the membership together or show proof that they have already become a member of IOA.
- Associate Members may be elected from those who are doing Diploma in Orthopaedics or M.S. Ortho or other Ortho P.G. Course recognized by the Medical Council of India.
- One entry system for Associate Members (Post Graduate): Rs 9,000 which Includes Associate Membership of IOA. They will become life members after submitting their orthopedic degree certificate & there is no need to pay any additional fee for the same. Associate Members shall have the right of attending scientific meetings and social events and engaging in all scientific discussions but they shall not attend business meetings and take part in elections.