Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is an innovative and non-surgical approach that relieves pain for patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis. This minimally invasive procedure is a revolutionary alternative to knee replacement surgery, improving patients' mobility and quality of life.
Advantages of minimally invasive GAE include the following:
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Our team of highly experienced vascular and interventional radiologists, headed by Dr. Eric Hardee, M.D., Dr. William Fox, M.D., Dr. Luke Carlson, M.D., Dr. A.J. Valenson, M.D., and Dr. Ryan Armstrong, M.D. delivers personalized care to every patient. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care possible.
Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is a pioneering solution for chronic, progressive knee pain. The approach involves the selective blocking of the genicular arteries, which supply blood to the knee joint. The procedure is carried out by an interventional radiologist specializing in knee osteoarthritis.
Our specialist administers local anesthesia and makes a small incision near the groin area to insert a narrow catheter into the femoral artery. Using X-ray guidance, the interventional radiologist carefully navigates the catheter through the arterial system until it reaches the arteries that supply blood to the knee.
After confirming the correct placement of the catheter, the physician releases embolic materials through the catheter into the blood vessels. The materials decrease the blood flow to the lining of the knee joint, reducing pain and inflammation.
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