Author | Obie Ramsay, MD

GIANT EAGLE

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Injection and aspiration of the finger joints

The hand-the chief sensory organ of touch-performs grasping and fine manipulations that are essential for dexterity and performance of activities of daily living. Critical to maintaining these roles is preservation of finger joint function. For patients who present with finger pain or swelling, a comprehensive plan of evaluation and management may require diagnostic aspiration or therapeutic injection or both.