elliptic amputation


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el·lip·tic am·pu·ta·tion

circular amputation in which the sweep of the knife is not exactly vertical to the axis of the limb, the outline of the cut surface being therefore elliptic.
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el·lip·tic am·pu·ta·tion

(ē-lip'tik amp'yū-tā'shŭn)
Circular amputation in which the sweep of the knife is not exactly vertical to the axis of the limb, the outline of the cut surface being therefore elliptic.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012