ISSH Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand


ISSH has two prestigious Orations named after the pioneers in Hand Surgery in India, Prof. R Venkataswami & Prof B B Joshi.

Prof R Venkataswami oration was initiated in the year 1999 with efforts from Dr S Raja Sabapathy.
Prof B B Joshi Oration was established a year later, in 2000, with efforts from Dr Ram Prabhoo & Dr Pankaj Jindal.
Every year a renowned Hand Surgeon from across the world is invited to deliver each Oration. The list of orators so far comprises of some of the most distinguished names in hand surgery.

Prof. R. Venkataswami Oration Prof. B. B. Joshi Oration

2018 - Coimbatore

Prof. L. Scott Levin, MD,

Title: Orthoplastic Upper extremity Surgery - 3 Decades of Evolution

Jesse B Jupiter MD

Title: Fractures of the Distal Raius – Current treatement from historical perspective

2017 - Mumbai

Prof. Richard Gelberman, USA

Title: "Distal End Radius - 2017"

Prof. Jayme Bertelli, Brazil

Title: "Distal Nerve Transfers"

2016 - Ranchi

Dr. Goo-Hyun Baek

Title : "Nonvascularized Iliac Bone Grafting for Scaphoid Nonunion with Avascular Necrosis"

Prof. Martin I Boyer

Title : "Flexor Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation"

2015 - Indore

Prof. Fuminori Kanaya, Japan

Title: "Functional Reconstruction of Congenital Anomaly of Upper Extremities"

Prof. P. C. Ho, Hong kong

Title: "Arthroscopic Surgery of the Wrist - from Misty to Mighty"

2014 - Mangalore

Prof. Andrew Burd, Hong Kong

Title: "Hand and Upper Extremity Burns - Burns Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon."

Dr. Marc Garcia Elias, Spain

Title: "What i have learnt after 35 years about Carpal Instability."

2013 - Pune

Prof. Roberto Adani, Italy

Title : "Surgical reconstruction of traumatized thumb."

Prof. Christophe Oberlin, France

Title : "Spastic Hand."

2012 - Amritsar

Prof. Jin Soo Kim, Korea

Title : “ Free Flaps for Hand”

Prof. Steven Hovius, Netherlands

Title : "Operating on the Hand: What I used to do and what I still do."

2011 - Manipal

Dr. Aymeric Lim, Singapore

Title : “Super Microsurgery of Nerves”

Dr. Wolfgang Huber, Austria

Title : “Carpal instabilities with emphasis on scapholunate injuries"

2010 - Nashik

Prof. Alain Gilbert, Paris

Title : “Achievements, difficulties and perspectives of the treatment of congenital hand anomalies”

Dr. Lim Beng Hai, Singapore

Title : “Role of toe transfer in the Hand Reconstruction”

2009 - New Delhi

Dr. F. Del Pinal, Spain

Title : “Rehabilitation of mutilated hand by toe transfer”

Poong Taek Kim, Korea

Title : “Sports injury of hand and wrist”

Combined Meeting Special Oration The Presidents' Orator Mr. Ian A. Trail, Wrightington, UK

Title:How I treat Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist

2008 - Bangalore

Dr. Steven F Morris, Canada

Title: "Recognizing Creative Genius and the Quest for Excellence in Hand Surgery."

Prof. Bruce R Johnstone, Australia

Title: Overview of Upper Limb Cerebral Palsy.

2007 - Kodaikanal

Prof. Duncan A McGrouther, Manchester, UK

Title: "How to Promote Innovation in Hand Surgery?"

Dr. Warren C. Breidenbach, Louisville, USA

Title: "Status of Hand Transplantation Today."

2006 - Chandigarh

Dr. Robert J Medoff, Hawaii, USA

Title: “Thinking Outside of the Box, Changing Concepts in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

Dr. Edward T Mah, Australia

Title: “The Development of Microsurgery inRelation to Hand & Upper Limb Surgery - Historical Perspective and Current Status"

2005 - Kochi, Kerala

Dr. Joseph Dias, Leicester, UK

Title : Scaphoid : The challenges of a very tiny bone

Dr. W. Bruce Conolly, Sydney, Australia

Title : Healing Hands Around the World

2004 - Gangtok, Sikkim

Dr. David Elliot, UK

Title : Secondary Flexor Tendon Surgery

Dr. Amit Gupta, USA

Title : Use of Vascularised Free Fibula for Complex Reconstruction of Upper Extremity

2003 - Bangalore

Padmashri H Srinivasan, Chennai

Prof. N. H. Antia, Pune

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