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subperiosteal amputation

subperiosteal amputation in Medicine

subperiosteal amputation sub·per·i·os·te·al amputation (sŭb'pěr-ē-ŏs'tē-əl)
n.
Amputation in which the periosteum is stripped back from the bone that is to be amputated and replaced afterward to form a periosteal flap over the cut end. Also called periosteoplastic amputation.

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