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