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Knee Arthrocentesis

A simplified technique to determine the presence of a suprapatella knee effusion and aspirate fluid. 

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Ankle Arthrocentesis

Stay away from the various vessels and tendons in the ankle. Is the reddness just cellulitis or is it deeper in the joint?

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Hip arthrocentesis

Sounds scary, but really simple. Don't pretend to know if there is a swelling. Look and tap if needed. Also a nice technique when you want to reduce the pain from arthritis (by placing steroids).