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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Joint aspiration

This is when a sterile needle is used to remove fluid from a joint so that it can be assessed in the laboratory. It is similar to a biopsy and performed to help with diagnosis and treatment.

See joint injections for more information.