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Check below and read more about Geniculate Artery Embolization Treatment.
What is Knee Osteoarthritis?
Knee Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease of the knee is most common in the elderly and is the wear and tear of the natural cushioning of the joints.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins:
The main symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and sometimes stiffness. The pain tends to be worse when you move the joint or at the end of the day.
Joint pain, Stiffness, and Tenderness
Limited Movement and Swelling
Knee Osteoarthritis Effects
CHRONIC PAIN & INSTABILITY
INFLAMMATION & PAIN
Knee cartilage becomes worn or damaged, this causes pain and sometimes stiffness in the knee.
Breakdown of cartilage also causes inflammation of the joint lining.
ABNORMAL BLOOD VESSELS
A rare but serious complication is inflammation of the blood vessels. This causes further health problems.
Not able to walk for distances or climb stairs. Some may find some even daily activities more difficult which involve the knee.
AFFECTS THE QUALITY OF LIFE
The pain makes it hard for carrying out our fast-paced work. More severe osteoarthritis can also make it difficult to sleep.
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, also known as a degenerative joint disease (DJD), you may have been told that anti-inflammatories and joint injections are your only treatment options, short of joint replacement surgery.
However, did you know that genicular artery embolization (GAE), a non-surgical, outpatient treatment, is being used to successfully relieve the pain caused by DJD?
The New Osteoarthritis Solution
Much of the pain experienced in osteoarthritis comes from abnormal blood vessels that form in the lining of the joint. GAE works by blocking these abnormal blood vessels, causing inflammation to subside.
Our doctors will insert a small catheter (a thin hollow tube) into the artery of the patient’s upper thigh and, with the use of X-rays, guide the catheter to the arteries supplying the lining of the knee. Tiny particles are then injected through the catheter into these arteries, reducing the blood supply.
No need to get admitted or anesthesia
A planned procedure is designed to complete in a max of 2 hours.
Who should consider
Geniculate Artery Embolization?
With GAE, the recovery much faster than surgery because there is no incision to heal or stitches to be removed.
AGE: 40-80 YEARS
The risk of bleeding and complications is lower than with invasive surgery. Thus, a good fit for any age group.
MODERATE- SEVERE KNEE PAIN
All stages of pain can be effectively brought under control by GAE.
X-RAY BASED OSTEOARTHRITIS
Patients are choosing this new alternative to knee replacement surgery for treating osteoarthritis diagnosed from X-rays.
RESISTANT/FAILED CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT
Minimally invasive vascular procedures performed by interventional radiologists give a very high success rate.