Pain from chronic tendonitis (tendonosis) can be a serious problem that severely impacts your quality of life and prevents you from participating in many activities including sports and exercise. Unfortunately, until recently, the only options available for many patients with tendonosis were arthrosopic surgery (when appropriate) and open surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is not an option for all patients, and open surgery requires general anesthesia and can take up to six months to heal.
Tenex Therapy: A Medical Breakthrough
Now a new procedure is available that is less invasive than both open surgery and arthroscopic surgery. This procedure, called Tenex Health TX™, generally requires only local numbing rather then general anesthesia.
The Tenex procedure can be appropriate for patients with the following conditions:
- •Rotator Cuff Injury
- •Tennis Elbow
- •Golfer’s Elbow
- •Achilles Tendonitis
- •Plantar Fasciitis
- •Runner’s/Jumper’s Knee
The Tenex Procedure
Tenex involves imaging of the precise area of tendon damage via ultrasound. The damage is then removed using an ultrasonic probe the size of a toothpick. As a result, only a small bandage is generally needed after the Tenex procedure. Furthermore, healing tends to occur much more rapidly after the Tenex procedure, with most patients able to return to their normal activities in around 6 weeks.
OC Regenererative Medicine is happy to be able to offer the Tenex procedure to patients as an alternative to open and arthroscopic surgery for chronic tendonitis/tendonosis.
Tenex Therapy vs. Traditional Surgery
Tenex offers a number of advantages over traditional surgeries for tendonosis. Tenex can provide rapid pain reduction with most patients experiencing little discomfort during their recovery, and there is no need for physical therapy after Tenex. There is alos less scar tissue after Tenex, and less risk of infection than after either arthroscoptic or open surgery.
Here are some additional advantages of Tenex:
- 1 Very fast treatment time
- 2 Patients can quickly return to normal activities
- 3 No heat or cauterizing – doesn’t damage healthy tissue
- 4 No sutures/stitches needed – requires only a small bandage
- 5 Minimally invasive
- 6 Covered by most insurance companies
If you would like to find out if you might be a candidate for the Tenex procedure, give us a call at 949.247.8844 or contact us via our web form.