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Pirogoff amputation

Pronunciation: pē′rō-gof

Definition: amputation of the foot; the lower articular surfaces of the tibia and fibula are sawed through and the ends covered with a portion of the os calcis that has also been sawed through from above posteriorly downward and forward.

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