guillotine amputation

noun

Medical Definition of guillotine amputation

: an emergency surgical amputation (as of a leg) in which the skin is incised around the part being amputated and is allowed to retract, successive layers of muscle are then divided around the part, and finally the bone is divided

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“Guillotine amputation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/guillotine%20amputation. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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