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