Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand ISSH
In the year 1967, on the side lines of Indian Orthopaedic Association, a Hand Club was formed. This was a year after IFSSH (International Federation for Societies for Surgery of the Hand) held its first meeting. The Hand Club was rightfully solemnised as Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, on the auspicious day of August 15th, 1973.
The ISSH held its first meeting in Chennai, with Prof. Selvapandian as the Organising Chairman and Prof. R. Venkataswami as the Organising Secretary. The meeting was presided over by Mr Guy Pulvertaft, a British giant in hand surgery.