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A sterile needle is used to remove joint fluid so doctors can give it a look. They can exclude gout, infection, and other causes of inflammatory arthritis. Injection of corticosteroids into the joints during arthrocentesis may help ease pain, swelling, and inflammation.

From: How Do I Know if I Have Osteoarthritis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Osteoarthritis from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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Osteoarthritis from MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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