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Exploring Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain

Posted on April 11, 2024

Can non-surgical treatment for knee pain relieve the discomfort of osteoarthritis? Many people suffer from the discomfort of osteoarthritis of the knee. And they want relief, but they would prefer to avoid surgery. Or, their bodies can't tolerate such an invasive surgery. But how effective can the relief be if you avoid total knee replacement? Here's what you need to know.

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Effectiveness of Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee Pain

In the past, non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis pain involved management with lifestyle changes and medication. And, while these methods were effective for those with mild to moderate arthritis pain, those with more serious conditions would need to explore surgery for relief, or choose to live with the pain, stiffness and limits on mobility.

Today, however, there are minimally invasive procedures such as Genicular Artery Embolization for knee osteoarthritis relief. And, according to new research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual meeting, the procedure delivers significant pain reduction for those with knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. Moreover, the first-of-its-kind study revealed that the procedure is particularly effective for adults aged 50 and older.

In revealing these results, Dr. Kaitlin Carrato of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital said, "We know this treatment has clear benefits in reducing pain and improving the ability to do everyday activities for patients. But now that we know it's particularly helpful for those over 50 years old, it may mean that those with chronic pain conditions, like arthritis, would benefit more from this treatment than patients suffering acute pain, such as an injury."

Ready to explore non-surgical treatment for knee pain? Want to relieve the discomfort of osteoarthritis without overnight hospital stays or a total knee replacement? We're ready to answer all your questions and review your candidacy for the GAE procedure. Simply click here to request an appointmentclick here to request an appointmentclick here to request an appointment.

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