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My Dear Colleagues,

Advancing Orthopedics in Pakistan Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) was established in 1964. It is the fastest growing Association in Pakistan with more than nine hundred members. The most significant change is the development of orthopaedic sub specialty societies and forums. These societies and forums have been instrumental in promoting sub specialty by conducting hand on cadaveric surgery workshops with live surgeries, organizing national fellowship program and developing national orthopaedic sub specialty registries. The Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (JPOA) is indexed nationally as well as internationally. JPOA is recognized by Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). There is a need to keep the momentum and accelerate the pace of modernizing the orthopedics in Pakistan. Our goal is to have orthopaedic sub specialty department at all teaching institutions across Pakistan.

Leading national sub specialty societies and forums are as follow.


  1. Pakistan Arthroplasty Society. PAS arthrplasty.org.pk
  2. AO Trauma Pakistan aotrauma.org
  3. AO Spine Pakistan aospine.org
  4. Society of Spine Surgeons Pakistan. SSSP
  5. Pakistan Society for Surgery of Hand. PSSH
  6. Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of Pakistan. POSP
  7. ASAMI Pakistan.
  8. POA Spine Forum.
  9. POA Trauma Forum.
  10. POA Deformity Correction Forum
  11. POA Paediatric Orthopaedic Forum
  12. POA Arthroscopy Forum
  13. POA Pelvis & Acetabulum Forum
  14. POA Oncology Forum
  15. POA Foot & Ankle Forum


The faculty from Pakistan are now being invited to deliver lectures and conduct workshops around the globe. Few of the platform are as follows.


  1. Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. APOA
  2. Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society. APAS
  3. Asia Pacific Spine Society. APSS
  4. AO Trauma international.
  5. AO Spine international.
  6. SICOT
  7. OASAC
  8. ASAMI
  9. Sharjah Surgical Institute, UAE.
  10. European Surgical Institute Germany.



As president of POA with the support of the board I have few aims and objectives to be accomplished during my tenure.

  1. Create research cell and promote registry development in all orthopaedic sub specialties.
  2. Develop healthy, constructive and mutually beneficial relationships with sub specialty societies.
  3. Create POA funded opportunities of national and international fellowships for members.
  4. I want to extend the horizon of POA and develop collaboration with regional and international orthopaedic associations.
  5. I would like to invite presidents of international orthopaedic associations at our national orthopaedic conferences on reciprocal basis.
  6. I would arrange exchange fellowship programs.
  7. Develop faculty in all orthopaedic sub specialties who would represent Pakistan at international orthopaedic conferences.

I understand that above targets are ambitious but achievable with support of board as well as members of POA.


Prof. Syed Shahid Noor.

MBBS(Dow.) FRCS(ENG.), FRCS(Edin.) FRCS(Tr&Orth.)

M Med Sci in Trauma University of Birmingham.

Pakistan Orthopaedic Association.
Pakistan Arthroplasty Society.
Chairman International Liaison Committee,
Pakistan Orthopaedic Association.
Pakistan National Joint Registry.
Founder Principal, Liaquat National Medical College.
Head Department of Orthopaedic,
Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College.
Chairman Registry Committee,
Health Research Advisory Board.


Pak Orthocon 2017