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what procedure removes synovial fluid for analysis?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Arthrocentesis: This is a procedure where a needle is inserted into the joint and fluid is drawn out into a syringe
Answered on May 23, 2019

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