arthrocentesis

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arthrocentesis

 [ahr″thro-sen-te´sis]
surgical puncture of a joint cavity for aspiration of fluid.

ar·thro·cen·te·sis

(ar'thrō-sen-tē'sis),
Aspiration of fluid from a joint performed by needle puncture.
[arthro- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

arthrocentesis

A procedure in which a needle is introduced into a joint and fluid removed for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
 
Diagnostic indications
Idiopathic joint effusions or arthritic complaints, suspected infectious arthritis, suspected gout, monitoring of antibiotic response in patient with septic arthritis.
 
Therapeutic indications
Decompress painful joint effusion, evacuate pus from a septic joint, remove inflammatory infiltrate and crystals in patient with gout, inject corticosteroids.

arthrocentesis

Closed joint aspiration, joint tap Orthopedics A procedure in which a needle is introduced into a joint and fluid removed for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes Diagnostic indications Idiopathic joint effusions or arthritic complaints, suspected infectious arthritis, suspected gout, monitoring of antibiotic response in Pt with septic arthritis Therapeutic indications Decompress painful joint effusion, evacuate pus from septic joint, remove inflammatory infiltrate and crystals in Pt with gout, inject corticosteroids

ar·thro·cen·te·sis

(ahr'thrō-sen-tē'sis)
Aspiration of fluid from a joint through a needle.
[G. arthron, joint + G. kentēsis, puncture]

arthrocentesis

(ar″thrō-sen-tē′sĭs) [ arthro- + centesis]
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ARTHROCENTESIS
Entry into a joint space with a needle to remove fluid. See: illustration

arthrocentesis

Puncturing a joint with a needle to withdraw fluid.

Arthrocentesis

A procedure in which the doctor inserts a needle into the patient's joint to withdraw fluid for diagnostic testing or to drain infected fluid from the joint.
Mentioned in: Infectious Arthritis

ar·thro·cen·te·sis

(ahr'thrō-sen-tē'sis)
1. Aspiration of fluid from a joint by needle puncture.
2. Sometimes used for a procedure in which an affected joint is flushed with a corticosteroid.
[G. arthron, joint + G. kentēsis, puncture]