Non-surgical option for Osteoarthritic knee pain…

A non-surgical treatment called ‘Geniculate Artery Embolisation (GAE) could reduce knee pain and improve quality of life for patients with ‘osteoarthritis’,according to the findings of a research presented at the annual meeting of the society of interventional radiology. Much of the pain associated with knee arthritis is due to inflammation in the lining of the knee joint, which is often aggravated by increased blood flow to the lining.
The minimally invasive procedure involves blocking the tiny blood vessels in the lining using micro-particles, made from a synthetic gel-like material that are injected using a catheter run through a pin-hole sized incision.
The procedure takes about 45 to 90 minutes and there are no side effects. Physical therapy is not required before or after the procedure.

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