What should be done if fluid stops flowing into the syringe while performing knee arthrocentesis?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Answer

If fluid stops flowing into the syringe, attempt to “milk” the suprapatellar region by applying gentle pressure to the region.


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