What Is a Knee Arthroscopy? Medical Terminology Challege

Show what you know by taking the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to a knee arthroscopy. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. What is a knee arthroscopy? A surgical procedure…Show what you know by taking the multiple-choice Medical Terminology Challenge below related to a knee arthroscopy. Select the best answer and then compare your answer to the answer and rationale provided. What is a knee arthroscopy? A surgical...

What You Should Know About PAM and Why PAM Is Not Your Friend

You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will support you. Someone you can talk to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but…You know what they say about choosing your friends wisely. A friend should be someone you can rely on and will support you. Someone you can talk to and will give you their honest opinion. Well, PAM is anything but…

Do You Know the Difference Between Craniotomy and Craniectomy?

Craniotomy and Craniectomy and replacement of the bone flap Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called a craniotomy and craniectomy. What…Some people might say it’s all in your head. And it might be. But as it relates to medicine, there are ways to find out. Two procedures performed on the skull or brain are called a craniotomy and craniectomy....

Select the Most Specific CPT Code for a Craniotomy to Evacuate a Hematoma

Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Supratentorial and infratentorial areas of the brain with tentorium Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the supratentorial…Selecting the most specific CPT code for a craniotomy to evacuate a hematoma comes down to the documentation, where the hematoma is located, and the approach taken to treat it. Question:  A patient suffers an extradural hematoma in the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis And Its Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

RA's causes, symptoms, and diagnosis What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that normally protects…What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue that...