This technique was developed by Ferguson in the United States of America in 1952.
It is similar to the Milligan-Morgan technique except;
The alternative name for this procedure is the `closed' haemorrhoidectomy.
It was hoped that this technique would result in less pain and more rapid healing than the `open' technique but there is no proven benefit in terms of pain, or wound healing rate. In fact the wounds usually break down and then take longer the heal. [CKM+99]