Medical terms glossary - K

This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.

Keloid - Over-formation of tissue at a scar site.

Keratectomy - Surgical removal of part of the cornea.

Keratitis - Inflammation of the cornea.

Keratoplasty - Graft of part of the cornea.

K-nail - A fracture fixation device.

K-wire - A fracture fixation device.

Kyphoscoliosis - Spinal deformity.

Kyphosis - Normal spinal curvature.

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