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Arthrocentesis

Posted On: 04-28-2015
Arthrocentesis

What is Arthrocentesis?

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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Arthrocentesis:

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.

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