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

Arthrocentesis: The latest on joint pain relief

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

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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.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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