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Knee arthrocentesis

Knee arthrocentesis

Knee arthrocentesis: Knee arthrocentesis is a minor surgical procedure using a needle to aspirate synovial fluid from the knee.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Knee arthrocentesis

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Knee arthrocentesis:

  • Inflamed synovial fluid
  • Synovial fluid analysis (e.g. to diagnose gout or synovial tumors)
  • Hemarthrosis (blood collection in joint)
  • Septic arthritis (bacterial infection)

Procedure Complications: Knee arthrocentesis

Possible surgical complications of Knee arthrocentesis may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Knee arthrocentesis

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good.

Knee arthrocentesis: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Knee arthrocentesis: One to two days.

Knee arthrocentesis: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Knee arthrocentesis) include:

  • Knee joint aspiration
  • Knee arthrocentesis with synovial fluid analysis
  • Local anesthesia

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