Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Synovial fluid: collection

Synonym(s): Joint tap

Contributor(s): Steve Adair, Chris Whitton

Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Simple technique.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Information is specific to joint sampled.

Disadvantages

  • Risk of introducing pathogens.
  • Crude indicator of joint pathology - normal values have a wide range.
  • Cannot provide specific diagnosis.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Schumacher J, Schumacher J & Wilhite R (2012) Comparison of four techniques of arthrocentesis of the lateral compartment of the femorotibial joint of the horse. Equine Vet J 44 (6), 664-667 PubMed.
  • Hendrickson D A & Nixon A J (1992) A lateral approach for synovial fluid aspiration and joint injection of the femoropatellar joint of the horse. Equine Vet J 24, 399-401 PubMed.


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