West Bengal Orthopedic Association
The West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA) is a vibrant organization which focuses on academics, research and social outreach.
It has a number of district & local orthopaedic clubs actively engaged in various academic & social work. Having more than 900 active members WBOA is constantly engaged in high level academic activities.
The West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA) is a large professional organization, having more than 900 active members. It is a vibrant organization which focuses on academics, research, social networking. It has a number of district and local orthopaedic clubs actively engaged in various academic and social works.
WBOA’s history of birth and development is closely coordinated with that of IOA for many years. Earlier orthopaedic surgeons were being registered under ASI, because they did not have MS orth. degree; whereas all ASI members practicing surgery had MS (gen. surgery) or FRCS.
After a lot of struggle by our honored predecessors like Dr. R.J. Kartak from Bombay, Dr. N.S. Narshima Ayyer, Dr. S.R. Chandra of Calcutta, Dr. B.N Sinha, Dr. K.S Grewal, Dr. B. Mukhopadhaya, Dr. A.K. Gupta, Dr. M.L. Chatterjee, they agreed to form an Orthopaedic section of ASI. In spite of much resistance from ASI at Hyderabad in 1954, a small group of orthopaedic surgeons formed an adhoc group under Dr. B.N. Sinha as President, Dr. R.J. Kartak and Dr. Thyammanaswami as vice President and Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay as Secretary.