A minor procedure, ankle arthrocentesis involves the use of a needle to aspirate synovial fluid from the ankle.
Also Known As:
- Ankle joint aspiration
- Ankle aspiration
- Ankle arthrocentesis with synovial fluid analysis
- Ankle surgery
Conditions Treated with Ankle Arthrocentesis:
Ankle arthrocentesis is utilized to treat blood collection in the joint, septic arthritis and inflamed synovial fluid. It is also performed to analyze synovial fluid in order to diagnose synovial tumors or gout.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to ankle arthrocentesis.
Anesthesia with Ankle Arthrocentesis:
Ankle arthrocentesis can be performed with a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Ankle Arthrocentesis:
Possible risks following ankle arthrocentesis include bleeding, swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an infection at the needle entry point or a joint infection.
Prognosis after Ankle Arthrocentesis:
The prognosis for a positive end result following ankle arthrocentesis is good.
Recovery from Ankle Arthrocentesis:
The recovery after ankle arthrocentesis is one to two days.