Latest Non Surgical Knee Treatment. Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) for Knee Pain Relief
How Does GAE Work?
During Genicular Artery Embolization or GAE, a small catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin and threaded through the body to the genicular arteries. Once the catheter is in place, a small coil or gel foam plug is used to cut off the blood flow to the genicular arteries. This procedure is done under fluoroscopic guidance, which uses X-rays to provide real-time images of the arteries during the procedure.
Genicular Artery Embolization is a minimally-invasive procedure that only takes about an hour to complete and can be done on an outpatient basis. It is safe and effective, with a low risk of complications. Most patients experience significant relief from their knee pain after the procedure.
Is GAE Right for Me?
If you suffer from chronic knee pain that has not responded to other treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, or injections, you may be a candidate for this treatment. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure is to consult with a pain specialist who can evaluate your individual case and make recommendations based on your specific situation.
If you suffer from chronic knee pain, Genicular Artery Embolization may be an option worth considering. GAE is a minimally invasive procedure with a low risk of complications that can offer significant relief from knee pain. Consult with our pain specialist to find out if Genicular Artery Embolization could be right for you.