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Welcome to Bangalore Orthopaedic Society

logo_small_grey             The Bangalore Orthopaedic Society is a professional association for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeons in Bangalore and for those who are outside Bangalore, but continue to show interest in the affairs of the Association. Alongside its traditional focus on research and on promotion of the highest clinical and ethical standards

The History of BOS

The History of Orthopaedics in Bangalore dates back to 1956, when Dr. H K Srinivas Murthy established the Department of Orthopaedics in Victoria Hospital attached to Bangalore Medical College. Later by 1960-64, others joined as lecturers after post graduate qualification mostly from AIIMS, New Delhi and K.G. Medical College Lucknow. By 1980 a few private Orthopaedic surgeons opened their practices and were practicing Orthopaedic surgery in various hospitals, like St. Marthas, St. Philomina Hospital.


Taking cue from clinical proceedings of Bombay Orthopaedic Society, few of them lead by Dr V Hanumanthaiah met at medical association lecture hall on a cup of tea and discussed the formation of Bangalore Orthopaedic Society in 1986. The BOS was formed ultimately with Dr V Hanumanthaiah as the founder chairman. The society used to meet once every 2 months at various teaching hospitals and discuss difficult and rare cases on a dinner hosted by pharmaceutical companies. A few years later the society was registered with registrar Government of Karnataka and full fledged office bearers were elected as Dr. V. H. Hanumanthaiah as President, Dr. N. Krishnappa, as Secretary, and 5 executive committee members.

Bangalore Orthopaedic Society continued to meet though, a bit irregularly up till then and the meetings were changed to monthly and many of the colleagues in private colleges started attending these meetings, and a minimal fee of Rs. 30/- per year was fixed. With this fee it was possible to meet communication expenses to send meeting notices to various hospitals but the hospitality remained with pharmaceutical companies. Dr V Hanumanthaiah continued as president with Dr N Krishnappa as the secretary for 12 continuous years. Deliberations of the monthly meetings were well attended and many C.M.E.s were being held in addition to social service in the form of Orthopaedic treatment for disabled persons and other Orthopaedic diseases. The highlight of their tenure was organizing the IOACON in 1994 at Bangalore, the success and standards of which are still talked about and remains as gold standard. The contribution of IOACON to BOS is the site at Koramangala. 

From the year 2000 the office bearers are elected every year during Annual BOS conferences.