Pull some fluid out with a needle

The fluid can be drawn out with a sterile needle. There is still a root connecting it with the joint. It is likely to return.1,2


  • The lump goes down for a while;
  • Can be done at an office visit;
  • No scar.


  • Pain of the procedure;
  • The fluid usually returns;
  • Small risk of infection.


Reported results of drawing the fluid out vary, but it tends to return.1,2