Le Fort amputation

Le Fort am·pu·ta·tion

(lĕ fōrt'),
a modification of Pirogoff amputation; the calcaneus is sawed through horizontally instead of vertically so that the patient steps on the same part of the heel as before.

Le Fort am·pu·ta·tion

(lĕ-fōrt' amp'yū-tā'shŭn)
A modification of Pirogoff amputation; the calcaneus is sawed through horizontally instead of vertically so that the patient steps on the same part of the heel as before.

Le Fort,

René, French surgeon, 1869-1951.
Le Fort amputation - a modification of Pirogoff amputation.
Le Fort classification - classification of bone fractures (I, II, III).
Le Fort I fracture - Synonym(s): Guérin fracture
Le Fort II fracture - Synonym(s): pyramidal fracture
Le Fort III fracture - Synonym(s): craniofacial dysjunction fracture
Le Fort osteotomy - osteotomy often done to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity.