Today's speaker was Dr. Michael Ginsburg from Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and Pleasant Prairie Hospital.  He is a specialist in Vascular & Interventional Radiology. The first intentional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty took place in 1964, this is where they use imaging to help with other diseases. There was a lot of unbelievers in this science, which is why it took 50 years to advance and become a primary medical specialty. Interventional Radiology (IR) is one of the pillars of cancer care. Many schools in the country now teach this specialty including the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Today Dr. Ginsburg focused on IR and knee pain. 25% of adults experience knee pain. 3.5 million knee replacements are expected by 2030. Knee arthritis pain is a major issue and 45% of U.S. adults are at risk. Total knee replacements are only good for 10-20 years so many people consider delaying this surgery. Several treatments they recommend are: exercise, weight management, physical therapy, topical NSAIDS, surgery, and some other interventions.