Japanese Orthopaedic Association was established in year 1926 to promote and develop the studies and research of orthopaedics, the presentation of study results, and to strengthen the contact and co-operation among various organizations and individuals specializing in the same discipline of orthopaedics.
The first goal of general meeting was held at Tokyo University on April 1926. There were more than 118 members at that time, but subsequently JOA developed and currently the number of members stands at over 20,000. We have held presentations of study results and lectures, presentation, published bulletins (including many in English) and books, contacted and cooperated with domestic and foreign learned parties and conducted a wide variety of research on orthopaedics.
Our association became a public interest incorporated association on April 1, 2011 (Year 23 of the Heisei era), with the aim of contributing further to the development of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine through research, maintenance of health, prevention of diseases, development of public health in both mind and body mainly through sports medicine, support for the handicapped, and extension of social welfare services for the aged. To realize these aims, we have launched projects to encourage the performance of studies and investigations related to orthopaedics, authorized medical specialists and training institutes, carried out research on systems of medical insurance, long-term care insurance, and social welfare for the handicapped (including children), and offered advice and information to the public.Read More»