Arthrocentesis: The latest on joint pain reliefVoll, Sandra K. MS, FNP, WHNP, CNM; Walsh, Joseph MS, ACNP-BC, CENThe Nurse Practitioner: September 10, 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 9 - p 34–39 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000431180.87429.03 Feature: JOINT PAIN Abstract Author Information 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. 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. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.