What we know today as The Cochin Orthopaedic Society began in 1984 when three, young and enterprising orthopaedic surgeons decided to have an exclusive orthopaedic specialty monthly meeting following one of the IMA meetings. Dr. M K Mani, Dr. Lazar J Chandy, and Dr. Nandakumar recognized the need for a platform to share and discuss new and ground breaking practice in Orthopaedics. It was also a conscious effort to bring the small fragmented fraternity of orthopaedic surgeons into one family and share a comradeship. So in October 1984, the first meeting was held, in the then IMA hall on Warriam Road, Ernakulam, to a congregation of 19 orthopaedic surgeons practising in and around Ernakulam. Cochin Orthopaedic Association was born.