About Society

Established in 1988 by three outstanding physicians (Cecil Cass, Ron Quirk, and Brendan Dooley), the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society was created after the physicians saw a need for such a society within Australia. The need for the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) arose as a result of the necessity for a sophisticated and more scientific approach to the treatment of foot and ankle problems.

The Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society is a multifaceted medical society dedicated to the innovative improvement of orthopaedic surgery, medicine, procedures, and care. With more than [number of members] to date, the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society seeks to encourage the evolution of foot and ankle surgery with an emphasis on providing treatment and care options to those suffering from or experiencing various foot and ankle-related conditions.

Primarily, the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s organizational priorities pertain to the education of trainees and fellows, the support of orthopaedic research, and the provision of the highest quality care for patients.

Over the years, AOFAS has organised annual scientific meetings where a broad spectrum of overseas speakers have been in attendance, boosting the society’s reputation in the international community. Interest amongst trainees and fellows in the field has additionally increased.

Through the formation of the society, tremendous improvements have been made and implemented regarding the treatment of foot and ankle problems. The field has witnessed increased funding for research as well as the achievement of innovative treatment procedures. Members of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society are highly trained, skilled, foot and ankle professionals in the field of orthopaedics, with sub-specialty experience in surgery, acute and elective conditions, and contemporary procedures. Members are consistently educated and trained on innovative techniques and procedures following their training in surgical, traumatic, and medical foot and ankle care.


Key Efforts of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society include:

  • Fostering research in the field of orthopaedics
  • Providing educational and training resources to Members
  • Assessing and implementing new techniques and procedures
  • Assisting Members with both national and international fellowships
  • Helping prospective patients with sources pertaining to treatment and choosing the right specialist

Looking to the Future

The future of AOFAS will be dependent upon continuity and progressive research for innovative treatment procedures in the field; thus the society is devoting more more resources to promote the education of trainees.

Currently, advanced and contemporary techniques are being developed to encourage wellsupervised, outpatient clinic-based care and reduction of inpatient facilities which will drastically reduce the cost involved in the treatment procedures, thereby helping patients in managing their situation.

Finally, our paramount responsibility is to our patients and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for them.