How Is Knee Arthrocentesis Performed? Center

Arthrocentesis (joint aspiration) is a diagnostic procedure in which fluid is drained from a joint (synovial fluid) using sterile needle and syringe. Knee arthrocentesis is an important procedure used for diagnosing arthritis and differentiating inflammatory arthritis from noninflammatory arthritis. Arthrocentesis can also be performed therapeutically for pain relief, drainage of fluid or injection of medications. Knee arthrocentesis is a relatively quick procedure but may be performed under local anesthesia to avoid pain. Read more: How Is Knee Arthrocentesis Performed? Article


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