A 62-year-old female was seen by her doctor. She has developed stiffness in her


A 62-year-old female was seen by her doctor. She has developed stiffness in her knee and noticed a large amount of redness and swelling. The doctor explained about the anatomy of a synovial joint and then performed an arthrocentesis on her knee. She may also need to have arthroscopic knee surgery.
Describe a synovial joint as compared to other joints in the body.
What is done during an arthrocentesis?
How does arthroscopic surgery compare to knee replacement?


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