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rongeur

 [ron-zher´] (Fr.)
a forcepslike instrument for cutting tough tissue, particularly bone.
Rongeur. From Dorland's, 2000.

ron·geur

(rawn-zhĕr'),
A strong, biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

rongeur

/ron·geur/ (raw-zhur´) [Fr.] a forceps-like instrument for cutting tough tissue, particularly bone.

rongeur

Surgery A forceps-like instrument used to cut indurated tissue–eg, bone. See Intervertebral rongeur.

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

ron·geur

(rōn[h]-zhur')
A strong, biting forceps for nipping away bone.
[Fr. ronger, to gnaw]

rongeur

[Fr.] an instrument for cutting tissue, particularly bone; also for cracking gross deposits of dental calculus.

bone rongeur
a multijointed, springloaded, plier-like instrument used to break off pieces of bone. The opposing surfaces of the blades have sharp-edged, scooped out surfaces like a curette.
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The synostosis is typically excised with rongeurs or an air drill, and a fat pad, usually harvested from the subcutaneous fat overlying the coelom, is placed between the radius and ulna to prevent reformation of a bony bridge (P.
At the hand field, a K-wire was carefully passed through the distal phalanx in the second toe after the articular cartilage had been removed with a rongeur.
Les graces obtenues autrefois augmentent ses remords que Notre-Seigneur compare a un ver rongeur toujours vivant (12) .
Removing bioburden from the inner channels of a rongeur just got easier, with the introduction of the Vikon([R]) Quick Release Rongeur, a product of Birmingham, Ala.
A 7 mm drill hole was placed in the radial tuberosity which was then enlarged with a rongeur to an oval configuration.
The company also introduced a new Clean Port Kerrison Rongeur for spine and bone procedures from its V.
The ossification was removed with a drill and rongeur.
Sherman continued, "The device created a larger nucleus cavity than the rongeur and damage to the annulus and endplates was minimized.
Extra bone at the fracture ends was removed piece-meal with a rongeur and set aside for use as bone graft.
The inferior margin of the craniotomy is lowered with a drill or rongeur.
2) Taking care not to traumatize the neurovascular bundle, we placed a 2-mm Kerrison rongeur into the sphenopalatine foramen and removed the thick palatine bone that made up the anterior aspect of the foramen and the posteromedial aspect of the maxillary sinus.
Exposure was improved by removing the posterior and lateral walls of the maxillary sinus with a rongeur.