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Hemarthrosis is the medical term for bleeding in a joint. Hemarthrosis is a common cause of monoarticular joint pain (pain in a single joint) and joint swelling. While your medical history, physical examination and imaging studies can be helpful in formulating the diagnosis of hemarthrosis -- it's a joint aspiration (arthrocentesis) that can offer a definitive diagnosis.

There is a wide array of conditions that can cause hemarthrosis including osteoarthritis. Some patients have reportedly experienced recurrent hemarthrosis after knee arthroplasty, while others report spontaneous hemarthrosis in the knee. What can be done about hemarthrosis? What are some successful treatment options for hemarthrosis? Find out in Hemarthrosis - What You Need to Know.

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May 9, 2012 at 2:55 am
(1) Pain Management Physicians in Thousand Oaks says:

Great article. I will be dealing with a few of these issues as well..

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