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A 34-year-old man presents complaining of 12 hours of intense pain in his left elbow (see below).
He is a construction worker and recently sustained a laceration/abrasion on his left forearm for which he did not seek medical treatment.
He states that he feels the pain is rapidly increasing in his elbow.
On examination, he has a decreased range of motion in his right elbow due to pain in the posterior elbow area.
He has a large, boggy mass on the posterior elbow that is warm and erythematous.
What is the next best step in the management of this patient’s condition?
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