Genicular Artery Embolization

This procedure is a minimally invasive intervention designed to restrict blood flow to targeted areas. It maintains circulation in the surrounding regions, addressing problematic bleeding while preserving the health of adjacent tissues.

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Fibroids can be treated without surgery in the setting of a private doctor’s office with you being discharged home in 4 to 6 hours.

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Are you suffering from any of these symptoms?

  • Joint Pain: Sufferers often experience pain during or after movement.
  • Stiffness: Joint stiffness may be most noticeable upon awakening or after being inactive for a period.
  • Tenderness: Your joint might feel tender when you apply light pressure to or near it.
  • Loss of Flexibility: You may not be able to move your joint through its full range of motion.
  • Grating Sensation: You might feel a grating sensation when you use the joint, and you might hear popping or crackling.
  • Bone Spurs: These extra bits of bone, which feel like hard lumps, can form around the affected joint.
  • Swelling: This might be caused by soft tissue inflammation around the joint.

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Buffalo Vascular Care offers Genicular Artery Embolization – a safe, non-surgical solution to treating osteoarthritis performed in the comfort of our centrally located outpatient facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a condition where the cushioning cartilage between bones deteriorates, leading to discomfort and joint pain. This wear-and-tear often results in joint inflammation and restricted mobility. The likelihood of developing OA increases if an individual has sustained joint injuries or frequently performs activities that put repetitive stress on a joint. Additional risk factors include excess body weight and advancing age.

Arthritis is a broad term for conditions that cause joint inflammation, resulting in pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is a specific form of arthritis, which is the most prevalent type, stemming from the gradual wear and tear of joint cartilage. There are more than 100 varieties of arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis being another widespread form. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues, affecting joints and occasionally other parts of the body, including various organs.

Osteoarthritis (OA) primarily develops due to prolonged stress on the joints, which leads to the wearing down of cartilage and results in pain. Additional contributors to OA include diseases affecting connective tissue, atypical joint or limb formation, past joint injuries, and genetic predisposition. Inflammation-inducing agents may also contribute to the development of osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis progresses through several stages, from nonexistent to severe, classified as follows:

Stage 0 (Normal): The joint appears healthy with no signs of osteoarthritis, and there is no evidence of damage. Individuals do not feel any pain or stiffness in the joint.

Stage 1 (Minor): There is slight wear on the joint and formation of bone spurs, but it typically does not result in pain or discomfort for the patient.

Stage 2 (Mild): There’s an increase in bone spur growth and patients may start to notice joint pain and symptoms when active.

Stage 3 (Moderate): Cartilage damage becomes more evident, leading to pain during joint use and stiffness after periods of inactivity.

Stage 4 (Severe): The joint gap narrows as cartilage continues to wear away significantly. Stiffness becomes more pronounced and there’s a continuous inflammatory reaction, which results in increased pain during movement.

A variety of treatment strategies exist for managing osteoarthritis, and consulting with your physician is the optimal way to identify the most suitable approach for your condition. Possible treatments range from engaging in physical exercise and achieving weight management to using over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other interventions include therapeutic injections, joint replacement surgery, and less invasive techniques such as Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE).

Genicular Artery Embolization (GAE) is a minimally invasive technique conducted by specially trained physicians, such as interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, and vascular surgeons, typically in an outpatient facility. During the procedure, the physician makes a tiny incision in the groin area to insert a catheter through the leg and into the knee’s vascular system. Through the catheter, the physician releases tiny particles that obstruct the small blood vessels in the knee’s lining. This obstruction diminishes the blood supply to the inflamed regions of the knee, thereby decreasing pain.

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