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Arthrocentesis: The latest on joint pain relief

Voll, Sandra K. MS, FNP, WHNP, CNM; Walsh, Joseph MS, ACNP-BC, CEN

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000431180.87429.03
Feature: JOINT PAIN
Abstract

Abstract: Arthrocentesis is a procedure in the diagnostic workup and treatment of joint pain that has few complications. Analysis of joint fluid yields important treatment data. Corticosteroid and local anesthetic injections provide longer pain relief.

Author Information

Sandra K. Voll is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Director Clinical Learning Center at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond, Va. Joseph Walsh is a Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Va.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins