International Federation of Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies IFPOS


The objectives of this Association are: . - to promote the study and the development of the Orthopaedics and Traumatology in children and adolescents; . - to encourage a more qualified training of Paediatric Orthopaedic Specialists and to foster a greater degree of communication and exchange. .. Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery became a recognised specialty in the second half of the XX century. Despite such relative youth, it has great potential for growth. Due to its nature, Henri Bensahel thought, during the 1970s, that paediatric orthopaedists from across the world should be able to get together. . He took the initiative to create the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) in 1981. . After rapid growth, it became equivalent to the North American society (POSNA). More recently, the paediatric section of the Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) and the Latin American societies (SLAOTI) were created. . In the nineties, the idea came to both of us to create IFPOS. . After some difficulties we founded it in Prague, in April 1996. The world society of children’s orthopaedics was born. .