Knee pain treatments offered at RIA Endovascular:
The minimally-invasive surgeons at RIA Endovascular can help alleviate your knee pain in a number of ways that do not require surgery. Reducing recovery times, and getting you back to life fast. Some of their treatments include:
Genicular Artery Embolization: Arthritis can cause soft tissue inflammation. Reduction of blood flow to this painful knee tissue can result in months to years of improvement in pain. This is typically performed for mild to moderate knee arthritis.
Nerve ablation: Disruption of nerve signals from the painful knee can be effective for pain relief for months to years. Destroying these nerves does not harm function of the knee but only serves to improve pain. This is typically performed for moderate to severe “bone on bone” knee arthritis and those who continue to have pain despite knee replacements.
Watch Dr. Tony Brown explain how we help patients experiencing knee pain
Who can we help?
Patients with knee arthritis who:
- Are not medical candidates for knee replacement surgery
- Wish to delay or avoid knee replacement
- Do you have persistent pain after knee replacement
- Have tried other conservative treatments for knee pain (steroid injections, hyaluronic acid) without relief
Our ability to use imaging guidance and cutting-edge technology minimizes patient risk. Prior to your procedure, your physician will discuss any potential risks with you.
Conditions to let us know about
Let your doctor know if you currently are pregnant or breast feeding, feeling ill, have a fever, or are taking any blood thinners.
Knee treatments covered by most private insurance providers as well as Medicare. We will seek authorization from your insurance company prior to your procedure.
Preparing for your procedure
If you are on blood thinners your doctor will instruct you if you need to stop these medications prior to the procedure. If your procedure requires sedation, then you will need a responsible adult to give you a ride home.
Recovering from your procedure
You may possibly receive mild to moderate sedation during your procedure. You will stay in the recovery area until you are ready for discharge. You will be given written post procedure discharge instructions that will advise you about return to normal physical activity. If you have any questions after your procedure, please call the RIA Interventional Suite at 720-493-3406.