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How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Traumatic inflammato
Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic.

In brief: Traumatic inflammato
Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic.
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Scott Slattery
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Common
An aseptic effusion is much more common than a septic (infected) effusion.
It is usually related to underlying joint problems such as arthritis or a meniscus (cartilage) tear. It can also be related to many other medical/systemic disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis or lupus are just two examples of many possibilites. See your physician, rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon for evaluation.

In brief: Common
An aseptic effusion is much more common than a septic (infected) effusion.
It is usually related to underlying joint problems such as arthritis or a meniscus (cartilage) tear. It can also be related to many other medical/systemic disorders. Rheumatoid arthritis or lupus are just two examples of many possibilites. See your physician, rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon for evaluation.
Dr. Scott Slattery
Dr. Scott Slattery
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