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How long does it take to recover from a joint aspiration?

Many patients can resume normal activities immediately after a joint aspiration. In some cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to rest the joint for 24 hours. Local anesthetics tend to wear off about 2-4 hours after the procedure, and you may have an achy sensation later in the day of the injection. Your provider will let you know if it is okay to take over-the-counter medicines. Sometimes you may be instructed to use a compression bandage (ACE) and apply ice to the aspirated joint.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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