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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough and/or high temperaturedo not come to our hospitalsFollow the national advice and stay at home for seven days

Important information about our services and restrictions on visiting our hospitals can be found in the COVID-19 section.

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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.