Arthrocentesis and therapeutic joint injection: an overview for the primary care physician.
Prim Care. 2010 Dec;37(4):691-702, v
Authors: Bettencourt RB, Linder MM
Athrocentesis and therapeutic joint injection is a safe and useful primary care procedure. Fluid collection and analysis from effused joints is important to establish a cause and therefore inform appropriate management. Therapeutic joint injection can give patients significant, rapid, localized pain relief.
PMID: 21050951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]