In 1982 the Spanish Arthroscopy Association, formed by orthopedic surgeons interested in the development of this technique is based.
The aims of the Association research, study and dissemination of diagnostic and surgical arthroscopic techniques, promoting their development in all its breadth and its subsidiary disciplines.
The AEA is the principle promoter of all levels of training in arthroscopy in Spain. They run courses in anatomy and arthroscopic surgery, an Annual National congress to share knowledge and exchange views, and also produce the Journal of Arthroscopy. The AEA website provides regularly updated information on courses; conferences; prizes, and scholarships in the field of arthroscopy, as well as news regarding their board decisions.
The Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SECOT) is a medical scientific association that promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge and the central role of the Orthopedic Surgeon-Traumatologist with the aim of promoting, creating, and communicating knowledge of the locomotor system to ensure mobility, health and quality of life of patients.
The Society was founded on July 6, 1935.
Its objectives are to combine the interests of medical specialists to encourage the development of the medical-surgical specialty of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, and to stimulate and contribute to its teaching, based on the ethical principles of Medicine and professional practice, and its research. To fulfill these objectives, the SECOT encourages the exposition of topics concerning the specialty through the organization of Annual Congresses, training courses and scientific meetings, commitment to the study of the disciplines that constitute or are related to the specialty, stimulating relationships with all specialists and facilitating the exchange of their professional, scientific and cultural experiences.