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Synovial Fluid (Overview)

The lining of your joints called synovium produces fluid that assists joint lubrication/nourishment. If a joint becomes injured or inflamed then excessive fluid can be produced causing joint swelling which you should check out with your sports doctor.


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Why would a person need a synovial fluid fungal culture test?

Why would  a person  need a synovial fluid fungal culture test?

Septic arthritis: A fungal culture would be performed on the fluid collected from a joint if the joint was infected and not responding to typical antibiotic therapy. Joint infections caused by fungal infections are not common. ...Read more

Synovial Fluid (Overview)

The lining of your joints called synovium produces fluid that assists joint lubrication/nourishment. If a joint becomes injured or inflamed then excessive fluid can be produced causing joint swelling which you should check out with your sports doctor.


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If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

Not good: Iv the specimen was obtained sterile, you have a joint infection. Klebsiella can be drug resistant, but often is not. It is treatable, but you may be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had gout in the past, I had an episode where my left swelled. Doc took synovial fluid. The partial report came back saying no crystals were fou?

I have had gout in the past, I had an episode where my left swelled. Doc took synovial fluid. The partial report came back saying no crystals were fou?

Some times: may to see Uric acid crystals from joint aspirations. You know you have gout , most likely your MD already gave medication to bring u a levels down. If you get very well hydrated you can avert an attack. ...Read more

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What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

What does a surgical puncture of the joint space to remove synovial fluid for analysis mean?

Taking fluid out of: A joint as a sample, to analyze it. It usually is done in the office with a needle or can be done surgically through a small puncture/ incision to obtain a sample of the fluid. ...Read more

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Bf had meniscus surgery, now has synovial fluid leaking?

Bf had meniscus surgery, now has synovial fluid leaking?

Synovial Fistula: A rare complication of arthroscopic surgery is a synovial fistula, where the synovial fluid of the knee leaks from the incision site. Close monitoring by the surgeon is required to make sure this is not an infection or becoming an infection. ...Read more

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How long does infection of synovial fluid due to wrist injury last?

How long does infection of synovial fluid due to wrist injury last?

Until cured: Synovial fluid infection can destroy the joint unless treated aggressively with drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How painful is aspiration of synovial fluid for possible gout in hands? Is anything used for anesthesia? The possibility of this scares me.

How painful is aspiration of synovial fluid for possible gout in hands? Is anything used for anesthesia? The possibility of this scares me.

Routine procedure: Depending on your degree of fear or anxiety, different levels of sedation may be required. A numbing anesthetic cream (EMLA) might be placed on the skin over the joint, usually 60 minutes before the procedure. In some cases, a patient receives oral or IV sedation during the aspiration. ...Read more

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Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

Would surgery for plica syndrome lead to removing the same thing that secretes synovial fluid to lubricate our joints? Would there be side effects?

possibly: Plica or shelf(s) syndrome that is clinically signifigant generally causes 'popping' or 'catching' when you bend your knee.It may feel like it is 'giving way' if it hurts when it 'catches'.Most plica are asymptomatic.Sometimes patellofemoral instability and pain can be confused w/a plica.See an ors and get 2nd opinion before considering surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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My synovial fluid analysis report has no infection from my knee after my operation.?

My synovial fluid analysis report has no infection from my knee after my operation.?

Good!: Depending on which surgery you had, it is expected that you will experience swelling, redness, and pain in the knee. This will resolve with time, and physical therapy. If you feel feverish or sick, you may still have another source of infection to be worked up. See your doctor if you are concerned. See your doctor if you are experiencing excessive problems or have concerns. ...Read more

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Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?

Hip osteoarthritis: There are studies to support that viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the hip can have the same efficacy as viscosupplementation for the knee. However, patients respond differently and one person may experience greater pain relief than another. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my synovial fluid analysis report has no infecting,but my WBC is 29,000 from my knee after my operation.?

What do you suggest if my synovial fluid analysis report has no infecting,but my WBC is 29,000 from my knee after my operation.?

Ask the surgeon: A synovial WBC of 29k is not indicative of infection but other clinical factors like the appearance of the knee, fever, and degree of pain must also be considered. ...Read more

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Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating ?

Synovial fluid cyst removed from my hip 2005. grown back 2x & doctor has aspirated. Symptoms again, should I seek 2nd opinion or keep aspirating ?

Second or third op: Synovial fluid removal from a hip is rare. If there is re- accumulation you need to get a second or third opinion. It may be time to get a hip replacement. If you get an infection it could be quite serious. It could prevent an actual hip replacement. NO more aspiration . ...Read more

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What is synovial fluid joint pain i had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?

What is synovial  fluid joint pain  i had a lot of fluid removed from my knee after having surgery can you have too much fluid removed from your knee?

No: The joint should not have any appreciable fluid in it normally. Fluid can be there from many reasons. Arthritis can cause fluid. Also surgery can cause some bleeding in the knee which can cause the fluid to build up. The fluid makes the joint stiff and makes it hard to get a good quad function. ...Read more