How can the risk of infection be reduced when performing knee arthrocentesis?

Updated: Nov 03, 2020
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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With proper skin cleansing and the use of aseptic technique, the risk of introducing infection into a sterile joint can be reduced to less than 1:10,000.


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