Syme's amputation

noun
\ ˈsīmz- How to pronounce Syme's amputation (audio) \
variants: or Syme amputation \ ˈsīm-​ How to pronounce Syme's amputation (audio) \

Medical Definition of Syme's amputation

: amputation of the foot through the articulation of the ankle with removal of the malleoli of the tibia and fibula — compare pirogoff's amputation

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“Syme's amputation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Syme%27s%20amputation. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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