Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE)

The Next Step in Knee Pain Relief

GAE is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can reduce or eliminate knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA).

Man with Degenerative Joint Disease that Requires GAE

How does GAE work?

Under image-guidance, the physician places a small catheter into the blood vessels of the leg that supply the knee joint. Once positioned in the knee joint, the physician injects small micro sphere particles that slow the blood supply to the joint. As a result of the procedure, patients are expected to experience a reduction in pain and other functional symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Steps of GAE procedure - catheter inserted, capillaries blocked by injected particles, inflammation is reduced

Although GAE does not cure osteoarthritis, GAE helps patients to improve their quality of life, reduce the use of opioids and other pain-killers, and avoid pain management injections or physical therapy.

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What is Genicular Artery Embolization?

Genicular artery embolization is a safe, effective and minimally-invasive procedure to reduce knee pain for patients with osteoarthritis.

The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting by an Interventional Radiologist, a physician specially trained in minimally invasive procedures utilizing image guidance to diagnose and treat disease.

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Woman with knee pain from osteoarthritis

Is GAE right for you?

Do any of the following apply to you? If yes, please speak with our doctor to see if GAE is an option to get you fast, long-lasting pain relief without drugs or surgery:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Pain in one or both knees
  • Pain in your knees when walking up stairs
  • Stiffness in your knees when you wake up
  • Persistent usage-related knee pain
  • Failed or diminishing relief from conservative treatment – i.e. Physical therapy, joint injections
Happy couple after husband received GAE procedure

Who would benefit from GAE?

GAE may work best for patients suffering from moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis. However, GAE may not be right for you if you are (or have been) a smoker, have an infection in your knee, or your arthritis is too advanced and knee replacement surgery is the recommended next step.

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