Definition: Joint fluid aspiration, also known as arthrocentesis, is a procedure that is performed using a sterile needle to draw joint fluid from a joint. The skin is sterilized before being punctured with the needle and a local anesthetic is used. Once obtained, the joint fluid can be sent to a laboratory for examination.
Pronunciation: joy-nt flu-idd aspir-a-shun
Also Known As: arthrocentesis, joint aspiration
Common Misspellings: joint fluid aspirition
The fluid obtained during joint aspiration was sent to the lab for testing.