What are Kerrison rongeurs used for?

Novo Surgical’s Ferris-Smith Kerrison Rongeur is a unique instrument designed for use in spinal surgeries. It is specifically crafted for use in removal of the posterior arch of the vertebrae by cutting through the laminae. It could also be used for hemi-laminectomy procedures.

What is the purpose of bone rongeurs?

Rongeurs are like pliers with a heavy, pointed jaw. With their heavy contrsuction, rongeurs are used for gnawing holes in bones during surgery. The scoop shaped tip of the rongeur is used for gouging the bone. This could be neurosurgery where the surgeon must remove part of the skull to expose the brain.

What is a pituitary rongeur?

Neurosurgery Pituitary Rongeurs are used during surgery to gouge out a piece of bone tissue. Neurosurgery Pituitary Rongeurs are used during surgery to gouge out a piece of bone tissue. They are lightweight, reliable, and atraumatic surgical instruments.

How do you pronounce rongeurs?

noun, plural ron·geurs [rohn-zhurz; French rawn-zhœr].

How do you test for rongeurs?

Rongeurs of various types can be tested for sharpness by observing that their jaws cut cleanly through an index card. Pituitary rongeurs should make a firm and even imprint on the index card. Bone and pin cutters and nail nippers can be tested by confirming that ¾ of their blade cut cleanly through an index card.

How do rongeurs work?

Rongeurs have a spring mechanism between the handles and a sharpened working end. A rongeur is heavy-duty instrument with a sharp-edged, scoop-shaped tip, used for gouging out bone. Rongeurs can be used to open a window in bone, often in the skull, in order to access underneath tissues.

How do doctors cut bone?

Unpowered – Unpowered bone cutting implements include varieties of hacksaw and sabre saw. In many applications, the saw is used in specialised jigs to provide accurate, measurable cuts, e.g. in knee surgery. Specialized saws such as the Gigli saw, a cable made of sharp strands of wire, are also used in some procedures.

What is Leksell Rongeur?

Novo Surgical’s Leksell Bone Rongeur is a multi-purpose instrument ideally suited for use in orthopedic procedures of the bone. Also the jaws are slightly scoop shaped which gives this instrument a unique way in which it can cut and reshape bone.

What is a curette used for?

Curettes. Curettes are used primarily for the treatment of benign or low-grade malignant tumors and for debulking tumors prior to Mohs micrographic surgery. They come in many handle styles with either round or oval heads of varying sizes from 1 mm to 9 mm (Fig. 4.8).

How do you Rongeur a bone?

To use the rongeur, grasp the two ends with one hand (like pliers), then cut through the exposed bone by taking small millimeter chips away from bone. 9. Continue cutting back the bone until you have enough soft tissue or skin over the bone through which to place a suture without overly stretching the skin.

How do you test forceps?

Close the clamp at one corner of the bag to test if the liquid is protected from flowing into the clamped corner. Remove the clamp and check that there are no holes or perforations. Toothed forceps should engage evenly when being closed. The teeth should be sharp and equally sized.