Doctor insights on:
Lack Of Synovial Fluid
Knee pain and stiffness in joints...My aunt has very serious knee pain and hard friction in her knees due to lack in synovial fluids, please advice.?
? arthritis: If this is an arthritic problem and she has not responded 2 nsaids steroid injection or activity modification ther r injections, as synvisc (hylan g-f 20) that both add natural lubricants 2 the joint & also can stimulate the synovium 2 again secrete them. The active ingredient is isolated from rooster combs. Hyalgan is another. U get a series 3-6 & it has a good track report. Also can b repeated if help. ...Read more
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
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?
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
To the patellar area. A needle was inserted to remove synovial fluid from the joint. What is this procedure called?
It is called: ArthrocentesisGet a more detailed 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
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
Is a synthetic synovial fluid injection in the hip joints that have osteoarthritis in them any good to have to relieve the pain?
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.?
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
My synovial fluid analysis report shows no infection but I have an elevated WBC after surgery. What could be wrong?
Is there a way to increase synovial fluid in the joint cavities? I have been noticing crepitus on my knees and finger joints...
I have my elbow leaking synovial fluid from an open wound. My doc checked for infection and it's clear but continues to swell and leak.
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
Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?
Likely not useful..: Joint fluid analysis is of limited usefulness unless suspected having infection and/or gout, and maybe some rare rheumatologic conditions. Beyond these few conditions, there isn't much else that needs synovial fluid analysis. If you have had multiple joint surgeries, especially in same joint, I would expect that this is already done. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a cyst on the side of my knee replacement it's not a bakers cyst we believe its synovial fluid why would this happen?
Benign: It is most likely either coincidental or due to the inflammatory process during your healing of the replacement. Either way, it is benign and not a sign of a malignancy, poor surgical technique or a precursor to any other medical conditions. ...Read more
Had oats procedure 5 months ago. Just had knee drained & there was a little yellow synovial fluid and then a lot of red blood. What could this mean?
Inflammation: Knee still inflamed and healing post-op. Needs more time. If persists long term, then this could indicate poor healing of the oats procedure. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost a month ago but it seems to be filling up with synovial fluid, shoulde I go back to work or wait until I see the dr.?
Post op effusion: Call your doc. She can assess whether your post operative effusion is of concern. ...Read more
Pimple-like eruption on my second toe - synovial fluid? Previously treated with steroid injection - it's back - treatment?
Sounds like: A mucous cyst. These are small cysts over a joint which is filled with synovial or joint fluid. Steroid injections may help. In recurring or painful ones, sometimes surgery which includes addressing the affected joint is necessary. See Podiatrist for examination and discussion. ...Read more
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