Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

Pirogoff's amputation

noun Pi·ro·goff's amputation

Medical Definition of Pirogoff's amputation

  1. :  amputation of the foot through the articulation of the ankle with retention of part of the calcaneus—compare syme's amputation

Biographical Note for pirogoff's amputation

Pirogoff, Nikolai Ivanovich (1810–1881), Russian surgeon. Pirogoff is regarded as the greatest Russian surgeon and as one of the founders of modern surgery. He headed the department of surgery and the surgical clinic at a hospital in St. Petersburg. He also served as a professor of pathological anatomy and for a time as an army field surgeon. He introduced his procedure for the amputation of the foot in 1854.

Variants of pirogoff's amputation

or Pirogoff amputation \ˌpir-ə-ˈgȯf(s)-\play

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Pirogoff's amputation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!