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Jaboulay's amputation

Alternative eponyms

  • Jaboulay's operation

Related people

Amputation of an entire leg together with the hip bone.

Description

Amputation of an entire leg together with the hip bone.

First performed successfully by Mathieu Jaboulay and the Swiss surgeon Charles Girard (1850-1916).

Bibliography

  • M. Jaboulay:
    La désarticulation interilio-abdominale. Lyon médical, 1894, 75: 507-510.
    Interilio-abdominal amputation first described.
  • C. Girard:
    Désarticulation de l'os iliaque pour sarcome.
    Congrès française de Chirurgie, 1895, 9: 823-827.
    First successful hind-quarter amputation.

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