Joint Aspiration

What is Joint Aspiration?

Joint aspiration is a procedure using a needle to remove fluid from a joint. Healthcare providers inject a needle into the skin to remove the fluid or inject pain relief medicine.

  1. Procedure performed in office.
  2. Physician cleans area with antiseptic and topical numbing cream.
  3. The needle is carefully inserted into the area.
  4. The fluid is extracted or medicine is injected.
  5. The needle is taken out and the site of the injection is bandaged.
  • Numbness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Limb Pain
  • Tingling
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Very low risk
  • Extremely low chance of infection at site of injection
  • Inflammation of the joint
  • Cartilage damage in the joint
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle

Gout (Gouty Arthritis) is a type of arthritis that results in sudden burning, stiffness caused by too much uric acid in the blood.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disorder affecting the joints that results in painful swelling, bone erosion, and deformity.

Joint Infection is an infection within the cartilage of the joint.

Bursitis is an inflammatory condition characterized by tissue damage to the ischiogluteal bursa located near the base of the pelvis.

Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons near the hip joint.

Types Of Injections


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