Complications

Complications of PBS are rare. Some patients experience mild pain and tenderness in the days following the procedure. Joint effusion and hemarthrosis (7) are very rare. Use of a strict aseptic technique makes a joint infection unlikely. However, this risk is much higher in patients with immunodeficiency, especially in those with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis. With these patients, special attention must be paid to the indication of PBS.

FIGURE 10 Approach for percutaneous biopsy of the synovium of the elbow.

FIGURE 10 Approach for percutaneous biopsy of the synovium of the elbow.

FIGURE 11 Approach for percutaneous biopsy of the synovium of the wrist—retroulnar approach to the posterior aspect of the joint.

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