Arthrocentesis

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Arthrocentesis
Medical diagnostics
ICD-9-CM81.91

Arthrocentesis (Greek: arthros, a joint + kentēsis, puncture) is the clinical procedure of using a syringe to collect synovial fluid from a joint capsule.[1] It is also known as joint aspiration. Arthrocentesis is used in the diagnosis of gout, arthritis, and synovial infections such as septic arthritis.[1]

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  1. ^ a b West, Sterling G. (2002). Rheumatology Secrets. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 63. ISBN 1560534745. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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