Geniculate Artery Embolization for Osteoarthritis of knee

Advanced treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee that are minimally invasive and highly effective.
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Osteoarthritis : Wearing out of natural cushioning between joints

Chronic pain and instability
Knee cartilage becomes worn or damaged, this causes pain and sometimes stiffness in the knee.
activity limitation
Not able to walk for distances or climb stairs. Some may find some even daily activities more difficult which involve knee.
Affects quality of life
The pain makes it hard for carrying our fast paced work. More severe osteoarthritis can also make it difficult to sleep.
inflammation and pain
Breakdown of cartilage also causes inflammation of the joint lining.
Abnormal blood vessels
A rare but serious complication of is inflammation of the blood vessels. This causes further health problems.

Risk Factors

Old age Osteoarthritis usually starts from the late 40s onwards but more common in 60+
Female Gender It is more common and more severe in women.
Obesity Being overweight is an important factor in causing osteoarthritis of the knee.
Joint Injuries A major injury or operation on a joint may lead to osteoarthritis in that joint later in life
Repeated stress on joints Heavy sporting or physical work which puts constant stress on knees increases risk factors


The main symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and sometimes stiffness. The pain tends to be worse when you move the joint or at the end of the day.
Joint Pain
Joint Stiffness
Joint Tenderness
Limited movement

Usual Treatments

Osteoarthritis can't be reversed, but treatments can reduce pain and help you move.
Pain medication
Managing pain by medication to make it bearable.
Joint injections
Courses of injections to manage join conditions and reduce pain.
Surgical procedure to restore the function of a joint by replacing it.
The New Osteoarthritis Solution
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), you may have been told that anti-inflammatories and joint injections are your only treatment options, short of joint replacement surgery. However, did you know that genicular artery embolization (GAE), a non-surgical, outpatient treatment, is being used to successfully relieve the pain caused by DJD?

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Knee Osteoarthritis
Novel techniques to avoid Knee Replacement

Geniculate artery Embolization

Much of the pain experienced in osteoarthritis comes from abnormal blood vessels that form in the lining of the joint. GAE works by blocking these abnormal blood vessels, causing inflammation to subside.. Our doctors will insert a small catheter (a thin hollow tube) into the artery of the patient’s upper thigh and, with the use of X-rays, guide the catheter to the arteries supplying the lining of the knee.Tiny particles are then injected through the catheter into these arteries, reducing the blood supply.
Outpatient procedure
No need to get admitted or anesthesia
Takes 1-2 hours only
Planned procedure designed to complete in max 2 hours.

Who are a good candidate for GAE procedure?

With GAE, the recovery much faster than surgery because there is no incision to heal or stitches to be removed.
Age: 40-80 years
The risk of bleeding and complications is lower than with invasive surgery. Thus, a good fit for any age group.
Moderate- severe knee pain
All stages of pain can be effectively brought under control by GAE.
x-ray based Osteoarthritis
Patients are choosing this new alternative to knee replacement surgery for treating osteoarthritis diagnosed from X-rays.
Resistant/failed conservative treatment
Minimally invasive vascular procedures performed by interventional radiologists give a very high success rate.


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One of our medical consultants will call you to understand you condition. If required, your appointment will be booked.

During your first appointment with us, you’ll meet your doctor for 30+ minutes for a detail consultation.(that’s 4x the length of a typical doctor visit.)

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