Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation is a supporting organization of Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health and member of International Osteoporosis Foundation.


Turkish Joint Diseases Foundation was established in Ankara in 1990.

Co-founders were:

  • O. Şahap Atik
    MD, Professor, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Ahmet T. Kalaycılar (1945 - ∞)
    MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • İsmail Gökmen

Their contribution to the establishment was:

  • Drs. Atik and Kalaycılar donated their medical books, medical journals, medical instruments, medical teaching materials and some amount of money.
  • Lawyer Gökmen administrated bureaucratic process.
  • Dr. Atik is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journal of JOINT DISEASES AND RELATED SURGERY (JDRS).

We are a non-profit organization since 1990.