Complication rate for obtaining a synovial biopsy by arthroscopy

What is the complication rate for obtaining a synovial biopsy by arthroscopy?

The total complication rate for arthroscopy by a needle or large bore method is similar—15/1000 arthroscopies.

This includes temporary joint swelling in 10%, hemarthrosis in 0.9%, deep vein thrombosis in 0.2%, and joint infection in 0.1% of cases.

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