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Joint Fluid Aspiration
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Mri showed excess fluid in hip joint. Needle aspiration as unable to obtain sample of fluid. Why and what does that mean?
Depends: A needle aspiration may not obtain any fluid if the needle was not adequately placed into the joint or if there is no fluid at the time of aspiration. Typically a hip joint aspiration is performed under fluoroscopy where needle placement is confirmed with injection of contrast medium (dye). For pediatric a hip aspiration may be performed under ultrasound guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stage IV osteoarthritis in my knee. The ED did a fluid aspiration and removed synovial fluid and a blood clot? Why a clot?
Injury or due to ned: With osteoarthritis you may have where in tear inside the knee and this may cause bleeding. However the bleeding and clot could be related to the fact you had a needle placed in your knee and it may have caused a cube waiting. Sometimes people bleed in their knee on a chronic basis but usually when this fluid is removed there is no clot. bloody knee fluid is called a hemarthrosis ...Read more
Yes: The all contain various preparations of hyaluronic acid. They differ in molcular weight and frequency of injections needed. I do not believe the should be used alone, but in conjuction with nsaids, since the results are vbetter when both are used. Also, remember osteoarthritis of a joint may be primary, or secondary. The latter is caused by joint inflammation. This must be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an MRI on Monday. I slipped on icy stairs in February. Everything seems normal except is states There is a physiologic amount of joint fluid.
Joint lubricant: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slip and Slide.: It is generally thought that one cannot increase the amount of joint fluid in a healthy individual. Taking glucosamine (glucosamine sulfate)is thought to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, though. Hyaluronic acid is thought to be responsible for the lubricating properties of synovial fluid. It seem that about all you can do is increase the quality of the joint fluid, not the quantity. ...Read more
Ok to drive: Aspiration of a joint doesn't require sedation. If your joints were well enough to allow you to drive to your appointment, you should be perfectly safe driving afterward. ...Read more
Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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