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Welcome to Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India

The Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India was inaugurated in Mumbai in 1994.The objectives were to get together professionals interested in pediatric orthopaedics on a common platform and to serve as an academic body for facilitating exchange of knowledge and technology relevant to pediatric orthopaedics.The Society has taken firm roots and is thriving. Each annual conference has been good in scientific content and the deliberations have been very rewarding. The POSI has become a member of IFPOS (The International Federation of Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies) and has also been granted affiliation to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Our links with Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons from around the world have grown further with guest lecturers from USA, UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, South Korea and Singapore attending our annual meetings over the last twenty four years. We have been represented on the Editorial Boards of the JPO and the JPO-B. A few articles from our members have been published in international journals.

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Paediatric Orthopaedics & Related Sciences (PORS):
The official journal of POSI

Members are encouraged to submit good quality articles to PORS.
The editors are working hard to get the journal indexed, in which case previous issues of the journal may get indexed retroactively.







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The POSI – Prof. Kaye E. Wilkins Inland Travelling Fellowship

Applications are invited for The POSI – Prof. Kaye E. Wilkins Inland Travelling Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to stimulate a desire to specialize and to obtain training exposure in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics among younger Orthopaedic surgeons, by providing mentorship at dedicated Paediatric Orthopaedic Centres in the country. Two fellowships are available every year.
Application closed: September 30, 2018

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The Dr. Benjamin Joseph & Dr. Ashok Johari Visiting Scholar Award

Applications are invited for Dr. Benjamin Joseph & Dr. Ashok Johari Visiting Scholar Award. In collaboration with the IBHMC and POSI, this award provides a mid-level / senior member of POSI between 40 to 55 years of age an opportunity to visit a centre in Canada or USA for a period of two weeks in an Observer capacity. Applications will be solicited from POSI Members through email.
Application closed: August 31, 2018

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POSI - Canadian Fellowship

Applications are invited for POSI - Canadian Fellowship 2020. This fellowship provides trainees with a one-year North American clinical fellowship program with exposure to a wide range of congenital and acquired paediatric orthopaedic conditions including trauma, hip deformity, orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular diseases, sports medicine, limb length discrepancy, gait lab training, spinal deformity...
Application closed: September 30, 2018

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POSI - UK Fellowship

Applications are invited for POSI - UK Fellowship. This fellowship provides trainees with a one-year British clinical fellowship program with exposure to a wide range of congenital and acquired paediatric orthopaedic conditions including trauma, hip deformity, orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular diseases, sports medicine, limb length discrepancy, gait lab training, spinal deformity, orthopaedic oncology...
Application closed: August 31, 2018

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Member Section

Access a wide array of information related to POSI, as well as useful links to Paediatric Orthopaedic content. This section is restricted to members only and requires a Member Login for access.

POSI History

Orthopaedic treatment for children existed from the time Orthopaedics was practised in India. The early pioneers included Dr. R. J. Katrak, Dr. M. G. Kini and many others spread out in different parts of the country. In Mumbai, Dr. P. K. Mullaferoze, Dr. K. T. Dholakia and others were keeping the flag flying high. Inspite of all this, children were hardly getting the attention they deserved. 1994 was to change all this!
Numerous discussions between Prof. Ashok Johari & Prof. Benjamin Joseph, both predominant paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, centred on the need for an academic society to further the objectives of orthopaedic treatment for children and for education and research in the field. In the 1990’s, starting specialised bodies was unheard of and required a lot of support from the hierarchy in Orthopaedics. They were fortunate that they had mentors like Prof. Verghese Chacko, Prof. J. C. Taraporvala and Prof. K. Sriram supporting them in their efforts. Prof. Johari took on the responsibility ...

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Executive Committee

Fellowship Opportunities in Paediatric Orthopaedics

POSI is happy to provide information regarding Accredited Fellowship Opportunities in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the following centres in india. We hope this information benefits our younger members and residents who are looking for Paediatric Orthopaedics training opportunities in our country.

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POSI Accreditation of
Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowships

Upcoming POSI Events


POSICON 2020
Venue: Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

Upcoming Meetings