Giants of Hand Surgery
The IFSSH acknowledges the pioneering contributions made by the following persons honoured with the title: Giant of Hand Surgery. This list was also presented at the Third IFSSH Congress in 1986 in Tokyo, Japan.

16th Century
Ambroise Pare
Felix Wurtz

17th Century
Francoise G. De Lepeyronie
Bernhard S. Albinus
Pieter Campers

18th Century
William Heberden
Roland Martin
Dominque J. Larrey
Sir Astley Paston Cooper
Abraham Colles
Sir Charles Bell
Baron Guillaume Dupuytren
Jacques Delpech

19th Century
Ernest Weber
Guillaume B.A. Duchenne
George F. Stromeyer
F. Guermonprez
Charles P. Denonvilliers
William J. Little
William E. Horner
William Adams
Theordor Schwann
Filippo Pacini
Wenzel L Gruber
Sir James Paget
Augustus Volney Waller
Carl Von Langer
P.C. Hughier
Alfred B. Garrod
Archibald E. Garrod
Alfred Poland
John R. Wolfe
Karl T. Thiersch
Johann F. A. Van Esmarch
Bernhard von Langenbeck
Henry A. Martin
Silas W. Mitchell
George Meissner
Richrd von Volkmann
Louis Xavier E. Ollier
Felix J.C. Guyon
Johann F. Horner
Friedrich A Von Recklinghausen
Maurice Raynaud
Louis A. Ranvier
John Cleland
Edward H. Bennett
Wilhelm H. Erb
Francesco Parona
Jacques L. Reverdin
Friedrich S. Merkel
Otto W. Madelung
Carl Nicoladoni
Otto Sprengel
Santiago RamoŽnyCajal
Eduard A. Albert
Pierre Marie
Charles E. Beevor
Henri Francois Secretan
Sir Robert Jones
Hugh Owen
Thomas Augusta Klumpe
Harold J. Stiles
Erich Lexer

20th Century
Eugene Apert
Fritz de Quervain
Harvey W. Cushing
Fritz Lange
O. Vulpius
Konrad Bielsalski
George C. Perthes
Robert Kienbock
Allen B. Kanavel
Vladimir P. Filatov
William Darrach
Jules Froment
Arthur Steindler
Martin Kirshner
Jules Tinel
Sterling Bunnell
Harold D. Gillies
Leon Mayo
Ricardo Finochietto
Archibald H. McIndoe
Herbert Seddon
Fenton Braithwaite
Otto Hilgenfeldt
Frederick Wood-Jones
Sumner L. Koch
Michael L. Mason
Harvey S. Allen
Henry C. Marble
Hugh Auchincloss
Condict W. Cutler Jr.
Arthur Barsky
Emanuel B. Kaplan
Augusto Bonola
A.R. Wakefield
T. Skoog
R. Guy Pulvertaft