Orthopaedic Surgery in Bangladesh has a great historic beginning after the liberation war in 1971. Under direct supervision of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Dr. Ronald Joseph Garst, a missionary orthopaedic surgeon from USA had come forward to give treatment to the war injured freedom fighters. Understanding necessity of orthopaedics & trauma surgery in Bangladesh the government with the help R. J. Garst and other renowned orthopaedic surgeons from different countries of the world established RIHD which is now known as the National Institute of Orthopaedics & Traumatology Rehabilitation (NITOR), centre of excellence of orthopaedic & trauma, from where we started the journey of orthopaedic surgery in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society was formed on 24th August, 1979, 38 years ago with the objective to establish cooperation & friendship among the members and linking with other relevant association in home & abroad for developing the orthopaedic subject to world standard level. The envious flourish of Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society during the last couple of years really amazed all concerned for wide spread international interaction, academic and scientific activity and nationally committed services.