Dr. Sid Padia, an Interventional Radiologist at UCLA, was featured on ABC7 Health & Fitness discussing how Geniculate Artery Embolization can treat patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Patients with severe osteoarthritis may be good candidates for knee replacement surgery, but many patients may not be good candidates for surgery or choose to undergo surgery. But now doctors at UCLA are studying a new, less invasive option and getting great results.
Geniculate Artery Embolization or GAE is routinely performed to cut off the blood supply to cancerous tumors and uterine fibroids. Now, UCLA Interventional Radiologists are using it to reduce circulation to inflammation causing knee pain. Four out of five patients report long-lasting relief.
"At UCLA since 2017, we've treated over 50 patients and we've had extraordinarily good results," Padia said.