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Non-Surgical Treatment Quickly Reduces Arthritis Knee Pain & Improves Function

Society of Interventional Radiology

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Non-surgical treatment for arthritis in the knee is safe and effective in providing immediate and long-term pain relief, according to a new study to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. Genicular artery embolization (GAE) reduces inflammation in the knee to improve function and quality of life for people with moderate to severe knee pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability, limiting daily activities of 40% of all U.S. adults.

“Prior to treatment, patients’ knee pain had taken over their whole life,” said Siddharth A. Padia, MD ...