Posts Tagged ‘Procedures’

Arthrodesis of foot and ankle – open surgery

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Arthrodesis of foot and ankle – open surgery – Definition

Arthrodesis fuses (welds) together the two bones that form a joint. There is no longer movement in the joint after the procedure. One or more related joints may be done at the same time.

Arthrocentesis

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(Closed Joint Aspiration)

Arthrocentesis – Definition

This is a procedure to take joint fluid out of a joint using a sterile needle. This can be done in most of the joints in the body, but it is usually done on larger ones (eg, knee, shoulder).

Arteriogram

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(Arteriography)

Arteriogram – Definition

An arteriogram is a test that allows a doctor to see the arteries on an x-ray. A contrast dye is injected into the arteries to make them visible. The test makes images that can be used to diagnose and treat problems in the arteries.

Anthrax vaccine

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What Is Anthrax?

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. It can occur in humans when they have been exposed to contaminated animals or tissue from these animals.

Coronary angioplasty

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(Balloon Angioplasty; Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty [PTCA]; Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization)

Coronary angioplasty – Definition

The insertion of a catheter carrying a balloon, through an artery in the groin or arm, into a blocked artery in the heart. The balloon is quickly inflated and deflated to open the artery to allow blood flow.