Turkish Hand Society THS TSSHUE
The establishment of TEÜECD dates back to 1977.
Nowadays hand and upper extremity surgery is developing as a separate division in orthopedics and traumatology.
The upper extremity (from the tip of fingers to the shoulder) area is special area because of its challenging anatomical structure and its importance in daily life.
Because of its intertwined anatomical structure hand has a major importance in sensation, motion and esthetics.
Long operation hours, the requirement for microsurgery, long learning period, the vastness of emergency patients and the need for team work are just a couple of basic properties of hand surgery.
The high rate of industrial and home accidents and traffic accidents increases the responsibilities of hand surgeons but unfortunately there is not closely enough hand surgeons in our country and not enough centers for hand surgeries.