Bangladesh Orthopedic Society BOS
The history of orthopaedic surgery in the country goes back to the early 60s.
Before 1963, orthopaedic surgery used to be practiced by the general surgeons.
In 1963, the first orthopaedic unit emerged at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Till 1972, two more orthopaedic units were started at two other medical college hospitals in the country.
The development of this specialty took place immediately after the war of liberation in 1971.
In February 1972 Dr. R.J.Garst, FACS an american orthopaedic surgeon came forward to help take care of the injured freedom fighters.
He started his work in Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital at Dhaka with 100 beds.
In the early days volunteers from all over the world came to our help.
They included orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, specialized nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, & limb-brace makers.