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Genicular Artery Embolization Recovery Time

Genicular artery embolization (GAE) is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure treating knee osteoarthritis-related inflammation and pain. Unlike traditional surgery, GAE offers several advantages, including minimal recovery time and the potential for long-lasting pain relief.

If you or someone you love is considering GAE to relieve knee pain, we are here to help. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect when it comes to recovery time.

What is Genicular Artery Embolization?

Genicular artery embolization (GAE) involves blocking the blood vessels that supply the arthritic knee joint. The treatment introduces tiny particles into the genicular arteries. These particles, known as embolic agents, block blood flow to these arteries, reducing inflammation and relieving pain.

By reducing blood flow to the affected joint, this procedure helps to relieve osteoarthritis-related symptoms and improve overall function. GAE is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home on the same day.

Minimal Recovery Time

One of the main benefits of the GAE knee procedure is its minimal recovery time. Unlike knee surgery involving invasive procedures, GAE does not require significant post-operative wound care or extended rest. As a result, patients can typically return to normal daily activities within a few days.

Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Inflammation and Pain Relief

GAE has proven to be an effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis-related inflammation and pain. The procedure specifically targets the arthritic knee joint, reducing stiffness and increasing mobility. Many patients experience significant improvements in their symptoms, often lasting for several months or even years.

Fast Outpatient Procedure

GAE typically takes approximately 90 minutes or less to perform. This non-surgical treatment requires no large incisions, tissue removal, general anesthesia, or hospital stays.

As with any medical intervention, GAE  carries some risks and potential complications. However, these are typically minor and can be managed with appropriate follow-up care and guidance from a healthcare professional.

Georgia Knee Institute: Providing Effective, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Georgia Knee Institute is at the forefront of minimally invasive genicular artery embolization with a team of highly skilled and experienced medical professionals. The institute utilizes advanced imaging technologies and specialized tools to ensure accurate diagnosis and success of the procedure.

With a commitment to patient-centered care, the Georgia Knee Institute provides personalized treatment plans and ongoing support to every patient.

If you think GAE treatment is right for you, please contact our helpful representatives today to learn more about this innovative knee replacement alternative in Atlanta.

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