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How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

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Dr. Scott Slattery answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

An aseptic effusion is much more common than a septic (infected) effusion. It is usually related to underlying joint problems such as arthritis or a meniscus (cartilage) tear. It can also be related to many other medical/systemic disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis or lupus are just two examples of many possibilites. See your physician, rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon for evaluation.

Answered Mar 27, 2018

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Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic.

Answered Mar 27, 2018

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