Progressively worsening conditions like osteoarthritis of the knee and peripheral artery disease (PAD) often accompany normal ageing. While these issues are common, the significant negative impact they can have on health and quality of life shouldn’t be dismissed. Unfortunately, finding an effective treatment can be difficult, especially when you have underlying conditions that may limit your ability to tolerate invasive procedures or general anaesthesia. At AVA Vascular, we specialize in minimally invasive treatment for PAD, knee osteoarthritis, and other conditions to preserve your well-being and get you back to the activities you love.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition in which fatty plaques build up in the arteries, narrowing them and restricting blood flow, most commonly affects blood vessels in the legs. While patients may experience only mild symptoms at first, over time cramping and pain can become more severe. PAD can also cause nonhealing sores, recurrent infections, and even amputation due to inadequate blood flow. Our outpatient procedures open circulation to promote healing, reverse painful symptoms, and prevent serious complications.
Osteoarthritis (also known as “wear and tear” arthritis) of the knee is commonly treated with medications, injections, and/or physical therapy to manage pain at first. Knee replacement surgery tends to follow when those techniques no longer provide any relief. For patients unwilling or unable to undergo surgery, though, this leaves no effective options. Now genicular artery embolization (GAE), an interventional radiological technique that blocks blood flow to the lining of the knee (synovium), offers an alternative to reduce painful inflammation and restore mobility without surgery.
Palm Springs, a desert resort community in Riverside County, has long been a popular retreat known for its hot springs, golf courses, spas, and striking examples of midcentury modern architecture. Though its official population as of the 2020 census was just under 45,000, the city’s status as a retirement location and snowbird destination means its population triples every year between November and March. Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges under clear blue skies, Palm Springs offers residents and visitors alike plenty of opportunities for fine dining, enjoying art and culture, or exploring the outdoors.
AVA Vascular provides advanced specialized care through outpatient procedures that don’t require hospital stays, general anaesthesia, or extended, painful recovery periods. Located in Murrieta, we serve patients in need of relief without surgery in Palm Springs and throughout the Southern California area. Whether PAD is causing nonhealing wounds or painful cramps or excruciating knee osteoarthritis is limiting your mobility, we can help.
To learn more about advanced treatments for PAD or genicular artery embolization (GAE) for knee osteoarthritis at AVA Vascular, or to schedule an exam, contact us here today.
We offer an alternative to traditional surgeries which can have long recovery timesand higher rates of complications for many common conditions such as arthritis of the knee, BPH, and hemorrhoids. We bring awareness to both patients and primary care physicians about PAD and alternative minimally invasive treatment options.
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