This is the most commonly used open haemorrhoidectomy technique in Ireland. It was developed in the United Kingdom by Milligan and Morgan in 1937.1
The wounds are left open at the end of the procedure; the alternative name for this technique is the `open' haemorrhoidectomy.
There is no proven benefit of the Ferguson technique over this one in terms of pain, or wound healing rate. [CKM+99]
Numerous randomised trials attest to the superiority of the stapled haemorrhoidectomy (PPH) over the Milligan-Morgan procedure [MMH00];