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Mikulicz-Vladimiroff amputation

Pronunciation: mē′kū-lich vlad′ē-mĭ-rof

Definition: an osteoplastic resection of the foot in which the talus and calcaneus are excised, the anterior row of tarsal bones being united to the lower end of the tibia, the articular surfaces of both being removed; the lower end of the stump is therefore the anterior portion of the foot, the patient walking thereafter on tiptoe.

Synonym(s): Vladimiroff-Mikulicz amputation

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