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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Synovial Fluid Analysis (Overview)

It is a study designed to determine if joint fluid is normal or if an inflammatory process like gout or an infection is causing joint pain.


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Synovial fluid analysis tells what?

Synovial fluid analysis tells what?

Cause of joint probl: Synovial fluid is analysed when you are looking for causes of joint and musculo skeletal problems especially if you suspect an inflammatory type problem. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
6 doctors shared insights

Synovial Fluid Analysis (Overview)

It is a study designed to determine if joint fluid is normal or if an inflammatory process like gout or an infection is causing joint pain.


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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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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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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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Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?

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

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Synovial fluid analysis tells what?

Cause of joint probl: Synovial fluid is analysed when you are looking for causes of joint and musculo skeletal problems especially if you suspect an inflammatory type problem. ...Read more

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Why would one need a synovial fluid analysis test?

Why would   one need a synovial fluid analysis test?

Inflam. arthritis: Some inflammatory arthropathies cause joint pain and swelling. Analysis of the fluid can determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: synovial fluid analysis?

Test: It is a study designed to determine if joint fluid is normal or if an inflammatory process like gout or an infection is causing joint pain. ...Read more

Synovial Fluid (Definition)

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 ...Read more