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Medical Procedures

Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE)

An antegrade continence enema, or ACE, is a different way to give an enema. Enemas can help someone poop if they become constipated or have another problem moving their bowels.

Blood Test: Factor IX Activity

Doctors order the factor IX activity test to help diagnose or monitor the treatment of hemophilia B.

Cardiac Catheterization

This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.

Cardiac Stents

Cardiac stents are very small mesh wire tubes that hold blood vessels open so that blood can flow through the vessels normally. Find out about the procedure to place a stent.

Casts

Casts keep bones and other tissues in place while they heal. Here's what to expect, and how to care for casts.

Central Lines (Central Venous Catheters)

A central line, or central venous catheter, is much longer than a regular IV. Doctors use them to give medicine, fluids, blood, or nutrition to patients.

Dialysis

Dialysis is a medical treatment that can take over the job of cleaning the blood when the kidneys can't.

Embolization

Embolization is a procedure in which plugging material or a plugging object is put into a blood vessel to block it. It's used to help treat many conditions.

Epilepsy Surgery

Epilepsy surgery is an operation done on the brain to reduce or stop seizures.

External Fixator: Pin Care

External fixators used for limb lengthening have pins that go through the skin and into the bone. It's important to know how to care for the pins at home to prevent infections.