A minor procedure, knee arthrocentesis involves the
use of a needle in order to aspirate synovial fluid from the knee.
- Knee surgery
arthrocentesis with synovial fluid analysis
- Knee joint
Conditions Treated with Knee Arthrocentesis:
Knee arthrocentesis may be performed in cases of
septic arthritis, inflamed synovial fluid, hemarthrosis and for a synovial
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to knee arthrocentesis.
with Knee Arthrocentesis:
Knee arthrocentesis may be performed with local
Complications from Knee Arthrocentesis:
Possible risks following knee arthrocentesis include
bleeding, swelling, joint infection, infection at needle entry and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia.
after Knee Arthrocentesis:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
knee arthrocentesis is good.
from Knee Arthrocentesis:
Total recovery from
knee arthrocentesis takes one to two days.