Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
Have you been in pain for years with knee pain? Have you been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis Of The Knee? Some have pain that is deemed “bone on bone”. Many patients are given the option of having knee replacement surgery and this can be somewhat stressful and the path to recovery is a lot longer.
We have written a few different articles on this topic and they can be found here:
An Alternative To Knee Surgery HERE
What is Osteoarthritis Of The Knee is further explained HERE
IS KNEE PAIN KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT? Now there is a minimally invasive out patient, same day procedure which is alternative to Knee replacement.
Arthritis of the knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee joint occurs when there is wear and tear of the joints, leading to inflammation, pain and limitations in day to day activity. The inflammatory cells that are responsible for the inflation, travel through the blood vessels to the joint, which then further damage the joint and cause pain. By blocking these blood vessels, the inflammatory cells are prevented from reaching the joint and alleviate the inflammation, pain, and further destruction of the joint.
Until now pain medications and joint injections were the only options short of knee replacement. Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) is an outpatient, non-surgical procedure performed by Interventional Radiologist is gaining rapid acceptance not only in the United States but throughout the developed countries.
Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for GAE.
Other pain management treatment for knee pain is also available, such as cortisone injections, gels, however this is solely decided on after an evaluation is completed by Dr. Patel.