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Knee Ligament Repair
Knee ligament repair is used when a knee ligament is torn and results in instability in the knee.
Knee Replacement Surgery Procedure
Knee replacement surgery is a procedure in which the ends of the bones in the knee are capped with metal and plastic parts. It is most commonly used to treat severe osteoarthritis.
Kyphoplasty is used to treat fractures in the bones of the spine in which the doctor first inflates a balloon-like device in the bone to make space which is filled with cement.
Kidney Biopsy
A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present, or to determine how well the kidney is working.
Kidney Scan
A kidney scan uses nuclear radiology to assess the function and structure of the kidneys, as well as blood flow to the kidney tissue.
Kidney Transplantation Procedure
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from another person.
Kidney Ultrasound
An ultrasound of the kidney uses An ultrasound of the kidney is a procedure in which sound wave technology is used to assess the size, shape, and location of the kidneys in order to detect injuries, abnormalities or disease.
Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray
A KUB x-ray may be the first diagnostic procedure used to assess the urinary system; to find the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations, or obstruction; or to evaluate the urinary tract before other diagnostic procedures are performed.
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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