Treating the Dallas and Fort Worth Areas
Precision Vascular is your premier center for vein and artery disease treatment. With multiple convenient locations, our expert doctors and medical staff members offer cutting-edge vein, artery, and vascular treatments to residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in Northeast Texas. We are proud to offer our patients information about and treatments for leg pain.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of chronic pain and disability impacting quality of life. Osteoarthritis limits physical activity and the prevalence has been rising due to the increasing aging population among other factors. OA is commonly known as a degenerative or wear and tear disease; it’s now considered a more complex disease caused by inflammation of the cartilage, bone, and synovium. In some cases, the chronic pain is the result of increased blood vessels and accompanying nerves in the knee joint.
Patients with chronic knee pain who have not received relief through conventional therapies are good candidates for endovascular, minimally invasive treatment.
How Can we Treat osteoarthritis?
Genicular artery embolization (GAE), or embolization of the knee, is a minimally invasive procedure for osteoarthritis treatment. It can reduce knee pain for patients with osteoarthritis (OA), by reducing the blood flow to the lining of the knee, known as the synovium. By blocking these arteries, there is a reduction in the amount of inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, a process that can help or eliminate the associated knee pain. It is performed by a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist who is specially trained to use X-rays and other imaging modalities to see in the body and treat diseases without surgery, and has specific expertise pertaining to the vascular system and blood vessels of the body.
The following conditions make for a good candidate for GAE:
The following conditions may disqualify a patient as a candidate for GAE:
- Current or history of cigarette smoking
- Advanced arthritis based on x-ray
- Infection or malignancy
- Severe PAD
The expert doctors and highly-skilled team members at Precision Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery diseases. We are proud to offer treatment to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in Northeast Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our medical professionals today.