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Arthrocentesis



Arthrocentesis is the clinical procedure of using a syringe to collect synovial fluid from a joint capsule. It is also known as joint aspiration. Arthrocentesis is used in the diagnosis of gout, arthritis, and synovial infections.

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http://www.medicinenet.com/joint_aspiration/article.htm

 
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