Common side effects during arthrocentesis recovery are typically mild and can be managed at home, but patients should call a doctor if symptoms persist.
The synovial fluid taken from a joint during arthrocentesis (joint aspiration) may be tested to aid in diagnosis, using chemical, microscopic, or microbial analyses
Joint aspiration typically does not require preparation, and may be done with medical imaging, such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy, to guide the insertion needle.
Arthrocentesis, or joint aspiration, uses a needle or syringe to drain fluid from a joint. It is used to diagnose and treat joint problems, such as arthritis.