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eMedTV Tests & Procedures A-Z
ACL Surgery - BMI
This page contains links to eMedTV Tests & Procedures containing information on subjects from ACL Surgery to BMI. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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Descriptions of Tests & Procedures
- ACL Surgery
ACL reconstruction is a surgery in which a torn anterior cruciate ligament is replaced with an ACL graft. This eMedTV page describes the procedure in detail, lists various types of grafts that are available, and explains the benefits of the surgery.
When considering an amniocentesis, you may have lots of questions. Fortunately, this eMedTV article has lots of answers. This segment describes in detail what this procedure entails, what risks it carries, how accurate the results are, and more.
Angioplasty, a procedure used to open blocked arteries in the heart, is safe and effective in most cases. This eMedTV article discusses this procedure in detail, including information on potential complications and expected results.
- Aortic Valve Replacement
In an aortic valve replacement, the aortic valve is replaced with a manmade valve or a valve from an animal. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at what this procedure entails and discusses possible complications.
During an atherectomy, a special pulverizing device is used to clean the arteries in your heart. This eMedTV Web page discusses this procedure in detail, including why it is performed, recovery expectations, and possible complications.
- Back Surgery
Back surgery is typically only used when other treatments have failed. As this eMedTV resource explains, it may also be considered if back pain is caused by a tumor, an infection, or a nerve root problem. The different surgeries are also described.
- Barium Enema
A barium enema is conducted by taking x-rays of the lining of your rectum and colon. As this eMedTV page points out, the procedure can help diagnose polyps, colon cancer, and other problems. This article explains what to expect during the procedure.
- Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at beating heart bypass surgery, including how it differs from other heart surgeries, expected benefits, and possible risks. As the name suggests, this operation is performed while the heart is beating.
- BMI (Health Channel Home)
BMI (body mass index) is an indirect measure of body fat based on a person's height and weight. This portion of the eMedTV archives contains the formula used to determine BMI and explains how the results are interpreted.
- BMI (Overview Article)
BMI, or body mass index, measures a person's body fat based on his or her height and weight. This section of the eMedTV library discusses BMI in detail and provides links to additional information.