The Nordic Orthopaedic Federation (NOF)

The NOF is the federation of the national orthopaedic societies of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden and was founded in 1919. The NOF represents more than 5.200 orthopaedic surgeons.
Mission statement of the NOF
The NOF wants to raise the level of orthopaedic care in the Nordic countries
and to make this orthopaedic care available to all patients and thus
improve the quality of life (mobility) in the Nordic countries.
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Danish Orthopaedic Society (DOS), Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV),
Estonian Orthopaedic Society, Finnish Orthopaedic Association (SOY),Icelandic Orthopaedic Society, Norwegian Orthopaedic Association (NOF), Swedish Orthopaedic Association (SOF)

Affiliated organisations & activities and associate membership
European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT), American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Bone& Joint Initiative, Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique (SOFCOT).

In the General Assembly of the EFORT in 2013 the NOF was accepted as associate member of the EFORT

Congresses, Courses and Meetings

Coming events

Past events

  • NOF Congresses

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NOF Member Countries





  The Netherlands




Acta Orthopaedica, current issue
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NOF Congress Grant for residents and young orthopaedic surgeons
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58th NOF Congress 27-29 April 2016, Linköping, Sweden
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NOF supports and facilitates Instructional Courses of member country societies
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Always and anywhere current orthopedic news via MedZine
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