Aspiration

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Has any one had an asperation done I'm getting one on Tuesday after being in pain for 14 months after TKR and is it painful

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    No in fact if anything you will feel the prick of the needle but that is about it. First time I had fluid taken out of my knee after a TKR I saw the needle thought this is not going to be fun but I was wrong. Your knee is all fake there is really nothing left that is going to hurt when they get the fluid out. Now if you have fluid taken out and its still the original knee I can assure you it hurts a lot enough that it will take your breath away.
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    I worked with a orthopaedic doc who took care of the San Diego Padres ears ago.  He did many aspirations. His technique was to numb the area of needle insertion with a topical, insert a needle through this area or areas, withdraw synovial fluid by aspirating with a 50cc syringe.  It's a yellowy sometimes yellowy/red color.  People feel less pain afterwards cause this excess fluid causes pressure which equals pain. This doc also injected a cortisone/xylocaine mixture which would help numb the internal knee joint.  There is a cause to this swelling, so that  is what needs to be determined. Hope this helps, patients hardly ever c/o pain.

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    Close to dozen. It will be a little painful but not anything to worry about. Its mostly the thought of having a needle stuck in your leg. At one time I had 6 in 2 months because of a tumor that bled. Then I had 4 when i had my 1st staph and 4 more with the 2nd staph. They will deadeb the tissue a couple times with lidocaine and pressure I s really about the only discomfort. You'll do fine. No need to take a bullet to bite

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