Geniculate Artery Embolization


Assistant Professor of Radiology Yazd University of Medical Sciences



Geniculate artery embolization (GAE) is a minimally invasive procedure that can effectively treat chronic knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. During the procedure, small particles are injected into the geniculate arteries that supply blood to the knee joint, blocking blood flow to the affected area and reducing inflammation and pain. GAE has been found to be a safe and effective therapy, with minimal side effects and a high level of patient satisfaction. In recent years, GAE has become an increasingly popular alternative to knee replacement surgery for patients with moderate to severe knee pain. Further studies are needed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of GAE and to better understand the ideal patient selection for the procedure