Operating Time

Mon to Sat - 9.00 to 6.00

Contact Info

022 4897 2433

Geniculate Artery Embolization (GAE)

GAE is performed through a small puncture in the groin. The specialist will insert a small catheter (a thin hollow tube) into the artery of the patient’s upper thigh and, using X-rays, guide the catheter to the arteries supplying the lining of the knee. Tiny particles are injected through the catheter into these arteries, reducing the blood supply. This, in turn, reduces the inflammation associated with Osteoarthritis, which reduces the pain.
The procedure generally takes between 45 and 90 minutes, and the patient can go home the same day. GAE blocks the blood flow in the inflamed areas around the knee.

GAE Benefits

  • Performed under local
  • Anaesthetic
  • The procedure usually lasts between one and four hours.
  • Day Care Procedure
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Decreased discomfort
  • The Patient can return to work and normal activities in less than two weeks.