How is joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) of the toe (metatarsophalangeal joint) performed?

Updated: Nov 06, 2018
  • Author: Steven N Berney, MD; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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The toe is held slightly flexed. The needle is inserted dorsally and either medial or lateral to the extensor tendons.

For more information, see Metatarsophalangeal Arthrocentesis.

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