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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

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


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Pimple-like eruption on my second toe - synovial fluid? Previously treated with steroid injection - it's back - treatment?

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

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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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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

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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 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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