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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

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]
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Medical device company STERIBITE LLC reported on Tuesday the receipt of US FDA 510(k) clearance to market its first patented Steribite Disposable Kerrison Rongeur for the removal of bones on all spine procedures.
In practice, we do not use the grinding and drilling window, but use the rongeur, bone knife, gun-shaped rongeur and Instruments such as nucleus pulposus perform vertebral fenestration, lateral crypt enlargement, and nerve root decompression.
In Figure 2(a), when we harvested hip synovium, we released tissue junction between capsular ligament (iliofemoral ligament) and synovium and used a rongeur turning back on capsule to avoid the contamination of the capsule.
A 1*1 cm cartilage specimen of the medial condyle of the femur was obtained with rongeur.
A rongeur was used to nibble the corners and create a rounded bone peg that was tapped into the distal intramedullary bone (Fig.
After debridement and reconditioning of the wound, the macroscopically affected part of the calcaneal bone was removed by means of bone rongeur. In the process superficial as well as deep bone biopsies were taken.
A 10 x 2.5 x 1.5 mm fracture was created in the middle of the left tibia in all rats using a rongeur (Wego Ortho, China).
If bony or fibrotic changes of the bursa are not found, a hamulotomy should be performed, or the hamulus should be fractured, by use of rongeur forceps.
The weight of OCT samples was adjusted to approximately 300 mg wet weight by trimming soft tissue and bone tissue with a scalpel or rongeur. Two OCT samples were harvested from the bilateral knees of each Sprague-Dawley rat.
Enlargement of the foramen can be accomplished employing a Kerrison rongeur to cut the protruding edges of the inferior facet and remove the attached redundant ligamentum flavum.