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A 43-year-old member asked:

Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
About 10-15 minutes: From prepping the knee by sterile technique, using a local anaesthetic and draining the fluid.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does my knee need to be drained of fluid?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Knee fluid: Most of the time to reasons. One is to diagnose the condition. One is to relieve the pressure symptoms if you have a lot of fluid.
A 41-year-old female asked:

How is fluid drained from the knee?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Via needle aspiratio: Check out material from aafp re knee joint aspiration: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2002/1015/p1497.Html. You can also watch youtube videos of knee joint aspiration: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=clmfivdtope. Common point (pun intended): fluid drained from knee (and any other joint) using a needle & syringe after numbing medication & cleaning area off.

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