Knee Pain Relief in Houston

Houston Osteoarthritis Diagnosis and Treatment

There are over 7.1 million people living in the Houston metropolitan area, making it rank fourth in US city populations. About 20% of people in Texas report that they have arthritis. There are many forms of arthritis, but two are the most common: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by the cartilage in the joint wearing down. It can develop because of regular use of the joint over long periods, extraneous use, or trauma.

Knee Pain Relief in Houston

Over 32 million adults in the US have osteoarthritis. It is the most prevalent form of arthritis in the country. There is no way to restore cartilage to the affected joints. Total knee replacement is an option, which 50% of people with OA will have done at some point. However, some procedures can help relieve the symptoms.

Genicular Artery Embolization Infographic
The steps for performing a Genicular Artery Embolization procedure.

Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) Procedure for OA

Reducing blood flow to the lining of the knee can provide immediate and long-term pain relief from osteoarthritis. Genicular Artery Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure performed by an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon that blocks blood flow to the inflamed areas.

The physician uses image guidance to place a catheter into blood vessels supplying the knee. After the catheter reaches the knee joint, the physician injects microsphere particles that slow the blood supply. There is a reduction in inflammation, which provides relief from the knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

Best Vascular and Interventional Radiologist in Houston

Dr. Zagum Bhatti, M.D., is board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist and an expert in the treatment of arterial and venous disorders. His focus is on the prevention of amputation of the lower limb extremities and improving the quality of life of his patients that are living with peripheral artery disease or osteoarthritis.

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Modern Vascular in Houston (Richmond, TX)

Modern Vascular in Houston is located just outside of Houston in the city of Richmond and Dr. Zagum Bhatti is the managing physician. Richmond is approximately 30 miles southeast of Houston. This clinic is currently scheduling new patients.

Modern Vascular in Houston (Richmond, TX)

Modern Vascular in Houston (Richmond, TX)
7103 South Peek Rd. #300
Richmond, TX 77407

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