Medical Dictionary

Pirogoff's amputation

noun Pi·ro·goff's amputation
variants: or Pirogoff amputation play \ˌpir-ə-ˈgȯf(s)-\

medical Definition of Pirogoff's amputation

: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.

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