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Joint aspiration is a medical procedure in which fluid is removed from a joint; either for further diagnostic purposes or to relieve symptoms of pain in a joint associated with swelling. It is typically performed on the knee, shoulder, hip, or elbow joints and can be used to draw off swelling (or sometimes blood) following an injury or in the case of swollen joints associated with arthritis.

The doctor will use a needle to remove fluid from the joint, which will be collected in a sterile syringe. If appropriate, the fluid will then be sent to a laboratory for analysis to help diagnose the underlying condition. Following the aspiration it may be appropriate to inject steroid into the joint to help settle symptoms of pain. The exact reason for and procedure for aspiration will be discussed with you on the day.

In conclusion, joint aspiration is a common and effective procedure for diagnosing and treating joint conditions. If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or stiffness in a joint, speak to your therapist or doctor about whether joint aspiration may be right for you.

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