Missouri State Orthopaedic Association started in 1969 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting in Chicago in late January. An essential objective of the AAOS was to advance the arrangement of state orthopaedic social orders. Dr. Charlie Heck, official chief of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reached Lee Ford, a noticeable St. Louis orthopaedic specialist and earlier president of the St. Louis Orthopaedic Society, and requesting that he shape The Missouri State Society.
An essential objective of the AAOS was to advance the arrangement of state orthopedic social orders. Dr. Charlie Heck, official chief of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons reached Lee Ford, a conspicuous St. Louis orthopedic specialist and earlier president of the St. Louis Orthopedic Society, and requesting that he frame The Missouri State Society. Lee acknowledged the test and accumulated a few noticeable Missouri orthopedists together at the January AAOS meeting. The principal Missouri State Orthopedic Association meeting assembled on January 29, 1969 in the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. Present at this developmental meeting were Bob Fitzgerald from Kansas City, Dan Yancy from Springfield, Garth Russell from Columbia, and Dick Lord from St. Louis. They met again later in the year to draw up the arrangements for the new society. Lee's better half Mary Ford recorded the minutes and arranged the local laws and constitution. Mary had taken a course in parliamentary law while serving as president of St. Louis Medical Society Auxiliary. Duty in 1970 were $10 every year and remained as such for around ten years. In no time contribution are $400 every year.