Pirogoff's amputation


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Pirogoff's amputation

Etymology: Nikolai I. Pirogoff, Russian surgeon, 1810-1881
an ankle joint amputation in which the posterior process of the calcaneum is retained at the skin flap and opposed to the cut end of the tibia.