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Scandinavian Society for Surgery of the Hand

The scandinavian society for surgery of the Hand (sssh)- The beginning by Nils Carstam, the first secretary of the Nordic Hand Surgery Club. The Nordic Hand Surgery Club - later to become the scandinavian society for surgery of the hand - was founded upon an initiative from Professor Erik Moberg, Gothenburg, during the meeting of the Nordic Surgical Federation in Copenhagen in 1951. Erik Moberg was inspired by new knowledge and principles in the treatment of hand injuries that had started with Sterling Bunnell in San Francisco in the early 1920s. Based on experience collected during and after WW1 several military Hand Centres were built. The running of these was led and coordinated by Bunnell. Erik Moberg gave a lecture on these principles at the meeting in Copenhagen. The Club was informally organized with Moberg as a leader and with a "network" of contacts in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the club was to spread knowledge about different modes of treatment and to give lectures at surgical and orthopaedic meetings. A literature "circle" was started with Nils Carstam as a secretary, circulating hand surgery papers from various scientific journals. This form of spreading hand surgery literature existed for 10 years. During these years the society also held separate meetings in conjunction with surgical and orthopaedic conferences. The Swedish society for hand surgery was the first hand surgery society to be founded outside the USA, a fact which was often commented upon by Sterling Bunnell. Approximately one year later a similar society was founded in Great Britain with Graham Stack and Guy Pulvertaft as chairman. The two societies enjoyed a good relationship and during the 1960s arranged meetings together both in the UK and in Sweden. The sssh is an association dedicated to promoting hand surgery in the nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)   and to developing contacts internationally. The society is open to surgeons from the nordic countries with a special interest in surgery of the hand. Surgeons active in any of the nordic countries can apply for membership in the Society.

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There are numerous Hand surgery Societies worldwide, both national and international. However, it stands out to be one of the most renowned societies both in Scandinavian or worldwide. Some of These societies are working on specific topics such as American Association for Hand Surgery, Australian Hand Surgery Society, The British Society for Surgery of the Hand, The Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, etc. Some of the Hand surgery Societies in different parts of the world are as follows:

American Hand surgery Societies : USA is considered to be the hub of research. There are several societies working on different field, out of which almost 75 USA Hand surgery Societies and associations are present.  These societies and association are located in Maryland, Illinois, Washington, California and Florida.

European Hand surgery Societies : More than 52  Hand surgery Societies in Europe are contributing towards pathology research activities through their annual congress, journal and newsletters. Majority of these European Pathology Societies and Associations are located in Belgium, Ireland, UK and Italy.

Asia-Pacific Hand surgery Societies :  There are almost 32 Asian Hand surgery Societies working on human, animal as well as plant Hand surgery. These associations are situated mostly in Japan, Singapore, India and China. These societies were established in different time periods by eminent parasitologists and scientists working in this field.

Middle East Hand surgery Societies : In Middle East almost 24 Hand surgery Associations are present. These societies are organizing annual and biannual  Hand surgery Annual Conferences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hand surgery Societies in Middle East are involved with ophthalmic Hand surgery, surgical and clinical Hand surgery as well.

 Hand surgery Societies Conferences : There are almost 150 Hand surgery Meetings and conferences which are scheduled by these societies for the year 2016 and 2017 in different parts of the globe. These international Hand surgery Conferences and  Hand surgery Annual Meetings are intended to bring together all the recent researches, new innovations and findings in a global platform.