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Knee Arthrocentesis

Posted On: 06-24-2015
Knee Arthrocentesis

What is Knee Arthrocentesis?

A minor procedure, knee arthrocentesis involves the use of a needle in order to aspirate synovial fluid from the knee.

Also Known As:

  • Knee surgery
  • Knee arthrocentesis with synovial fluid analysis
  • Knee joint aspiration

Conditions Treated with Knee Arthrocentesis:              

Knee arthrocentesis may be performed in cases of septic arthritis, inflamed synovial fluid, hemarthrosis and for a synovial fluid analysis.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Knee Arthrocentesis:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to knee arthrocentesis.

Anesthesia with Knee Arthrocentesis:

Knee arthrocentesis may be performed with local anesthesia.

Potential 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.

Prognosis after Knee Arthrocentesis:

The prognosis for a positive end result following knee arthrocentesis is good.

Recovery from Knee Arthrocentesis:

Total recovery from knee arthrocentesis takes one to two days.

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