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Injuries of Lower Limb

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Which of the following sites is best suited for needle aspiration of the knee joint (AIIMS Nov 2010)



A Slightly superior to the tibial tuberosity

B Anteriorly over the inferior pole of patella

C Laterally at the level of the superior pole of patella

D Medial to the ligamentum patella

Ans. C

Laterally at the level of the superior pole of patella

Because the knee is a superficial joint it can be aspirated easily. The needle is inserted on the lateral side at the level of the superior pole of patella. It is then advanced through the lateral retinaculum and into the joint

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