British Orthopaedic Association

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The British Orthopaedic Association is a professional association in Britain for doctors who specialize in orthopaedic surgery.


The British Orthopaedic Association was founded in 1918.[1] One of the founders was Harry Platt, who went on to serve as its president in 1934-1935.[2]

As of 2013 the organisation reports having 4,000 members with most based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[1] The BOA represents 40% of the total surgical workforce in Britain.[1]

In 1919 the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery became the official journal of the British Orthopaedic Association in addition to the American Orthopedic Association.[citation needed]


In 2012 Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Orthopaedic Association called for increased regulation of implants to prevent implant failure.[3]

In association with the BGS, the BOA set up the national hip fracture database for England and Wales.


  1. ^ a b c "About BOA". 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Duthie, R. B. (September 2010) [2004]. "Platt, Sir Harry, first baronet (1886–1986)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 July 2013. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Watt, Holly; Newell, Claire (24 Oct 2012). "Faulty medical implants investigation: Patients failed by poor implant regulation, say surgeons - Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 

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