Arthrocentesis
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Arthrocentesis Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have arthrocentesis, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection of the joint
  • Bleeding into the joint
  • Increased pain
  • Allergic reaction

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Infections on the skin
  • Recent fever or infection
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Use of blood thinners

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the site
  • Pain that is not relieved by your pain medicine

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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