Indonesian Hip & Knee Society (IHKS) was formed based on an idea voiced during the 12th Indonesian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) annual meeting at Makasar in 2000. At the time, several senior members of IOA such as Dr. Mulyono Soedirman, SpB. SpOT., Prof. Dr. Chehab R.H., SpB. SpOT, DR. Dr. Achmad Sjarwani, SpB. SpOT., Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama, SpOT. and other colleagues suggested that IOA should have a subspecialty society in the Hip and Knee. This new society would be a subsidiary of IOA rather than a totally separate entity.
During 15th National Congress 2006 in Bali, Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama, SpOT initiated another meeting with Prof. Dr. Chehab R.H., SpB, SpOT., Dr. Andre Pontoh SpOT and 17 other Orthopaedics to further discuss the forming of the hip and knee society. The next progress of this meeting was at Fatmawati Hospital on March 25th 2007 where the idea of IHKS was realized by Prof. Dr. Errol U. Hutagallung, SpB, SpOT, Dr. Ifran Saleh, SpOT, Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama, SpOT, and Dr. Andre Pontoh, SpOT.
IHKS mission is to provide education, research and practice for Orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty in Hip and Knee while respectfully, responsibly and idealistically improve Indonesian Orthopaedic to become one of the contributing societies nationwide and worldwide.
IHKS vision is to become the one and only place where Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeons with interest or relevant subspecialties can come together with their expertise to solve hip and knee cases or problems in Indonesia.
A good standing member in IOA can qualify for membership of IHKS which benefits include an opportunity to join our fellowship program for those who fulfill all requirements. Qualified members will also be sponsored to attend Fellowship Programs overseas. Members will have access to all information and facility provided by the society. In addition, they qualify for discounted rate for seminars, workshops and all scientific programs held by the society..
The first and current president of this society is Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama, SpOT.