Primer: pitfalls of aspiration and injection

  title={Primer: pitfalls of aspiration and injection},
  author={William Neal Roberts},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology},
This review on joint aspiration and injection focuses on three common clinical problems: how to deal with 'dry taps', especially when a septic joint is suspected in the differential diagnosis; how to avoid rare complications associated with these techniques; and how to reduce pain in patients who are particularly sensitive. Solutions to these problems are proposed, and although no new data or insights are provided, this article could be used as a noncomprehensive check list for trainee… CONTINUE READING

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