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Genicular Artery Embolization for Knee Pain Relief in Atlanta

Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative for those with knee pain related to osteoarthritis and who have failed conservative therapies (e.g., anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and knee injections).

This procedure is highly effective for knee joint pain relief. It provides near-immediate pain relief by reducing blood flow to the inflamed knee lining.

Effective Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Relief Without Surgery

Do you have chronic knee pain? If you struggle with osteoarthritis and experience one or more of the following symptoms, we encourage you to visit Georgia Knee Institute for a comprehensive evaluation.

Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the different types of joint cartilage wear out or become damaged. The articular cartilage is tough and rubbery, helping your knees bend and move. The meniscal cartilage is soft and crescent-shaped, providing shock absorption for your knee. It also provides a layer of cushion between your tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone).

Osteoarthritis can make it painful and difficult to jog, run, climb stairs, or kneel. It can also make your knees

GAE offers safe, effective osteoarthritis knee pain relief in Atlanta for those with osteoarthritis.

Am I a Candidate for GAE?

Those who meet the following conditions are typically good candidates for the GAE for knee pain:

Those with one or more of the following conditions may not qualify for GAE:

How Is GAE Done?

GAE is an outpatient procedure at Georgia Knee Institute.

All patients receive mild to moderate sedation administered intravenously. A small intravenous cannula is placed in the hand or the arm for the procedure and is removed after treatment.

Our interventional radiologist (IR) physicians use image-guided technology to insert and guide a small catheter (thin hollow tube) into an artery in your upper thigh and to the arteries that supply blood to the lining of the knee. Next, they inject tiny particles to reduce blood flow and reduce inflammation.

Once the knee treatment is complete and the catheter is removed, you can return home and resume normal daily activities.

Advantages of GAE in Reducing Knee Pain and Improving Patients' Quality of Life

If you have arthritis in your knees but are not ready for or do not want total knee replacement surgery, pain relief strategies, like GAE, can be the answer. This minimally invasive procedure is less expensive than surgery and is covered by most medical insurance and Medicare.

Benefits of GAE include

Relief for Knee Pain Is Possible Without Surgery

Genicular artery embolization blocks blood flow to the lining of the knee, lessening inflammation and pain symptoms.

GAE provides near-immediate and long-lasting knee arthritis pain relief for qualified candidates.

Call Georgia Knee Institute at 678-915-2000 to learn about the best knee pain relief solutions and find out if GAE is right for you.

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