Turkish Orthopaedics and Traumatology Union Association TOTBID
Following the 1st International Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Orthopedics and Traumatology Congress conducted in Ankara in 1970, it has been decided to found an association under the name of Turkish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology to coordinate the works of orthopedics and traumatology associations in our three provinces and to be able to provide a common service to all our colleagues throughout the country.
Founders’ council has started its works and the foundation of our association has been completed within the same year.
Temporary Board, which started to work after the association has been officially founded, consists of the following names; Chairman Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Ege, Vice Chairmen Prof. Dr. Merih Eroğlu, Associate Dr. Kut Sarpyener, Secretary General Prof. Dr. Şükrü Bayındır and Accountant Member Op. Dr. Ali Akçiçek. Founder chairman of our association Mr. Prof. Dr. Rıdvan Ege has actively served as TOTBİD Chairman from 1970 to 2000.
Major steps for both institutionalization of our association and the education of our colleagues have been taken during this time.
Subgroups and branches have been established within our association due to the rapid developments in medical area.
As a result of this, branches of Foot-Ankle Surgery, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Sports Injuries and Trauma have been established.
All our branch associations have been carrying their activities under TOTBİD’s supervision and by being associated to it.