Joint aspiration information and locations in Mexico

Joint aspiration is a same day procedure that doctors use to remove fluids from within and around most joints, typically with a syringe. Normally it’s used to treat swelling or diagnose other disorders on most joints.
This procedure could be performed in the office space by the doctor. Local anesthesia is used on the joint to minimize pain, but younger patients could use general anesthesia. Medicine could be injected after surgery, and the extracted liquid may be analyzed to further diagnose a condition. Afterwards, the patient may rest the joint between four to twenty-four hours.
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Fast procedure
Can be performed on many joints
Minimally invasive procedure
Helps find any other conditions
Joint aspiration
Procedure: 30 min. - 1hr.
Hospital stay: 5 - 15 min.
Cleared to fly: 1 day
After surgery
Out of town patients do not require follow-ups with the orthopedic surgeon after the procedure. Patients are clear to fly on the same day of the joint aspiration.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Joint aspiration frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Do I need a joint aspiration?
Joint aspiration is helpful to patients who experience fluid accumulation caused by other conditions, such as arthritis or tendinitis. Sometimes doctors inject medicaments into the joint. Depending on the condition, the extracted fluid is further analyzed.
How long will recovery take?
Joint aspiration usually doesn’t require actual recovery time; however, patients have to wait for the local anesthesia to wear off.
How is the extracted fluid analyzed?
Doctors check the synovial fluid, as it’s called, for its volume, viscosity and color. An experienced lab technician will then examine it through a microscope, checking for the presence of crystals, white blood cell count, and if there is presence on any foreign microorganisms.
Is joint aspiration painful?
Local anesthesia will be applied to the area, during the procedure the patient will be awake but won’t fell anything. It’s common to feel some discomfort or mild pain for some hours after the procedure.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.