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Post Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) Recovery

Are you preparing for genicular artery embolization and hoping to learn more about the recovery process? We are here for you every step of the way.

Recovery after undergoing GAE is an essential phase that Georgia Knee Institute prioritizes to ensure patient comfort and optimal outcomes. 

GAE is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at managing chronic knee pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis. 

Understanding the recovery process and time associated with GAE is crucial in guiding patients toward a smoother and more comfortable post-procedural period. Continue reading to learn more.

GAE Recovery: What to Expect

Post GAE, the recovery journey typically involves various stages that patients may experience.

Immediate Post-Procedure

Immediately after osteoarthritis knee treatment, patients are monitored in recovery to ensure stability. Some individuals might experience minor discomfort or mild pain at the catheter insertion site, but this is generally manageable and subsides quickly.

Initial Days to Weeks After Treatment

In the initial days following GAE, patients might be advised to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities. Mild discomfort or bruising at the procedure site might persist temporarily, but patients can generally resume light activities as their healthcare provider advises.

Weeks to Full Recovery

Over the following weeks, patients often experience a gradual improvement in their knee pain as the effects of the embolization take full effect. Most patients can return to normal activities a few days to a week post-procedure.

How Long Does Full GAE Recovery Take?

The complete healing duration after GAE varies for everyone. 

Typically, patients experience reduced knee pain and improved mobility within the first few weeks. However, the full effects might continue progressing over a few months, with ongoing improvements in knee pain and functionality. 

Following post-procedure instructions and attending follow-up appointments are crucial for a smoother recovery. 

Post-GAE Recovery Care Tips

To facilitate a smooth recovery after GAE, patients are often advised to:

Please note that these are general guidelines for GAE recovery. Please follow the direct advice and recommendations of your healthcare provider. 

Partnering in Your Recovery Journey with Georgia Knee Institute

At Georgia Knee Institute in Atlanta, our dedication doesn't end with the procedure. We prioritize your well-being and provide thorough support for a comfortable and successful recovery following GAE.

We are here to assist you if you’re exploring GAE or seeking insights into a knee replacement alternative in Atlanta. Let us guide you toward effective pain management and a seamless recovery path. Contact us today to learn more,

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