Presently, periarticular embolization is practiced more often, a minimally invasive procedure performed by interventional radiology techniques that treat the pain in the knee joint.
About periarticular embolization
By injecting biocompatible microparticles, an interventional radiologist closes the neoformation vessels responsible for the apparition of joint pain in the knee.
To receive a correct diagnosis and an indication of optimal treatment, patients suffering from joint pain in the knee are advised to talk to an orthopedic doctor to perform an MRI examination at the level of the affected joint. After completing the native MRI (without contrast substance), patients will be referred to the interventional radiologist Denver area who, after evaluating the MRI images and the case in general, may recommend the endovascular treatment procedure – periarticular embolization.
Periarticular embolization is indicated for the treatment of joint pain in middle and advanced gonarthrosis, as well as in patients in whom surgical intervention is not possible due to various comorbidities (e.g., patients who have had deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in history, with high embolic risk, patients with anesthetic risk, whose state of health does not allow them to undergo surgery such as arthroplasty).
The periarticular embolization endovascular procedure is minimally invasive, performed under local anesthesia, and has a 100% success rate.