Joint Aspiration


Please do not send aspirations from joint Haemarthroses for cytology or culture when the precipitating event was trauma. These investigations should be reserved for spontaneous effusions or conditions such as crystal or septic arthritis.

NB - full aseptic technique in all cases.

Shoulder:

Elbow:

Wrist:

Knee:

Ankle:


Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 03/09/2003.   Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 10/07/2004, 01/02/2007, 26/08/09. Last reviewed Dr IOS 3/09/14