Spanish Society of the Knee SSK - SEROD Sociedad Espanola de la Rodilla
The main objective of the Spanish Knee Society (SEROD) is to join forces, coordinate programs, promote and establish research projects and help and promote the exchange of ideas among all professionals interested in the study of the knee, as well as the relationship With other organizations with similar or complementary objectives.
The Society was founded on June 12, 1981 in a unit of the Hospital of Bellvitge (Barcelona), with the founding members meeting:
Juan de Ayala (Madrid)
Joaquín Cabot (Barcelona)
Manuel Marín (Barcelona)
Ricardo Mena-Bernal (Sevilla)
Vicente Moreno (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Luís Munuera (Madrid)
Juan Navés (Barcelona)
Joaquín Poal-Manresa (Barcelona)
Francisco Vaquero (Madrid)
Carlos Vilalta (Barcelona)
José Mª Vilarrubias (Barcelona)
In that session the Statutes of the Society were agreed upon and the first Board of Directors was created, which should disseminate its creation and organize the first Congress, which took place in the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona the following year.
In 1982, the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SECOT) gave its approval to the Society of the Knee and the Ministry of the Interior legalized the Statutes.
The first Board of Directors was chaired by Juan Navés.