The Pirogoff Amputation for Necrosis of the Forefoot

Langeveld, A. R. J.; Oostenbroek, R. J.; Wijffels, M. P.J. M.; Hoedt, M. T. C.
April 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 4, p968
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a seventy-four-year-old man who had a successful Pirogoff amputation after having necrosis at the forefoot. He developed infection on his right foot due to vascular disease and undergone an amputation of the hallux. It also mentions that the patient was successfully rehabilitated with the use of a clamshell prosthesis for outdoor activities and crutches indoors. It reports that the patient remained socially independent.


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