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Knee Ligament Repair
Ligaments surround a joint to give it support and limit its movement. A torn ligament severely limits knee movement. Surgery is an option to repair a torn ligament if other treatment is not effective.
Knee Replacement Surgery
When your knee is badly damaged by disease or injury, an artificial knee replacement may be considered. During knee replacement surgery, your joint surfaces are replaced by prostheses – plastic and metal parts are used to replace your joint surfaces.
Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. It involves injecting a cement-like material into the vertebra to make it more stable.
Kidney Biopsy
A biopsy is done to remove tissue or cells from the body to exam under a microscope. The tissue sample is removed with a needle to check for cancer or other abnormal cells. It also helps check how well the kidney is working.
Kidney Scan
A kidney scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to assess the function and structure of the kidneys, as well as the perfusion (blood flow) to the kidney tissue.
Kidney Transplant
A kidney transplant is a surgery done to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. The kidney may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or others who are a good match may be able to donate one of their kidneys. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. People who donate a kidney can live healthy lives with one healthy kidney.
Kidney Ultrasound
A kidney ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at your kidneys. It can check the size, shape, and location of your kidneys. It also lets your healthcare provider see how well blood is flowing in your kidneys.
Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray
This type of X-ray may be done to check the abdomen for causes of abdominal pain. It may also be done to check the organs and structures of the urinary or GI system. The X-ray may be the first diagnostic procedure used to check the urinary system.
Ketone Bodies (Blood)
This test measures ketones, a byproduct of digestion, in your blood. A high level of ketones is a potentially fatal complication of diabetes.
Ketone Bodies (Urine)
This test checks the amount of ketones you have in your body. People with diabetes may have high levels of ketones.

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