When is joint aspiration indicated in the workup of nonarticular rheumatism/regional pain syndromes?

Updated: Apr 04, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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No procedures are necessary unless indicated by history findings or abnormalities found on physical examination. Swollen bursae or tendon sheaths should be aspirated if infection or gout is suspected.


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