What is Osteoarthritis/Knee Pain?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of chronic pain and disability impacting quality of life. Historically, OA is commonly known as a degenerative or wear-and-tear disease, however, it is now considered a more complex disease caused by inflammation of the tissue (cartilage, bone, and synovium) in and around the knee. In most cases the chronic pain is the result of increased flow in the small vessels around the knee due to inflammation. Patients with chronic knee pain who have not received relief through conventional therapies may be good candidates for a minimally invasive endovascular treatment called geniculate artery embolization (GAE).

What is Osteoarthritis / Knee Pain?

What Causes Osteoarthritis / Knee Pain?

What Causes Osteoarthritis/Knee Pain?

Osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain, develops over time due to the wear and tear on the knee joint. This degenerative joint disease primarily affects the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones, leading to its gradual breakdown. The loss of cartilage results in friction between the bones, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the knee joint. Several factors contribute to the development of osteoarthritis, including age, genetics, past joint injuries, obesity, and overuse of the knee joint. It is a progressive condition, and while it cannot be entirely prevented, various treatments and lifestyle adjustments can help manage the pain and improve the quality of life for those affected by knee osteoarthritis.

What Treatments are Available for Osteoarthritis?

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