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Treating the South Texas Area


Hamilton Vascular is your premier center for the treatment of vein disease, artery disease, feminine conditions, and interventional radiology. With multiple convenient locations, our expert medical specialists and highly-trained staff members are proud to offer cutting-edge vascular and arterial treatments to residents of Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the neighboring communities in southern Texas. We are proud to offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for leg pain.

Leg Pain in South Texas Area

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. Historically, OA is commonly known as a degenerative or wear and tear disease. It is now considered a more complex disease caused by inflammation of the tissue (cartilage, bone, and synovium) in and around the knee. In some cases, chronic pain is the result of increased flow in the small blood vessels around the knee and accompanying nerves in the knee joint.

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).

The following conditions make for a good candidate for GAE:

  • Age between 40-80 years
  • Moderate to severe knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis based on x-ray, but without bony deformity/sclerosis
  • Local knee tenderness
  • Resistant/failed conservative treatment (pain meds/physical therapy/joint injection)

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 doctors and expert medical team at Hamilton Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein disease, artery disease, and feminine conditions. We are proud to offer a wide range of services to patients in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the neighboring communities in southern Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our vascular specialists today.