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  1. 37% of Americans 60 years of age and older experience chronic pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
  2. Common treatments
    1. Pain medicines
    2. Physical therapy
    3. Joint injections
    4. Total knee arthroplasty.
  3. New treatment in the last 10 years. Geniculate artery embolization (GAE) is a minimally invasive intra-arterial intervention that has recently been adapted for symptomatic knee OA. Through selective embolization of geniculate branches corresponding to the site of knee pain, GAE inhibits the neo-angiogenesis (new blood vessels) that contributes to the inflammatory pain of knee joint.
  4. Benefits of GAE.
    1. Decreased pain in the knee joint.
    2. Improved function of the knee joint
    3. Better quality of life after treatment.
    4. Minimally invasive
    5. Short recovery time


OA of knee joint


Inflammation of knee due to neo-angiogenesis


Knee pain