Patients may rarely present to the emergency department following arthroscopy secondary to pain and swelling. Effusions are common following arthroscopy, but joint infection is very uncommon. Diagnostic arthrocentesis should be performed if joint infection is suspected. Arthrocentesis may be helpful therapeutically for large tense effusions. Intra-articular injection of bupivacaine and morphine after traumatic knee injuries and arthroscopy reduces the need for systemic analgesia, but morphine is more effective and can provide relief longer.26
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