Tenex Health TX™
Tenex Health TX™ – Minimally Invasive and Safe Treatment for Chronic Tendonitis of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Ankle and Foot
Tendonitis is the result of an inflammation of the tendon caused by repeating the same motions over and over again. Repetitive motions, no matter how common, can result in slight micro tears that develop each time you utilize your tendon. If the micro tears in the tendon do not heal properly, tendinosis (tendon degeneration) can occur.
A procedure called Percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy, using ultrasonic energy powered by the Tenex Health TX™ System, is a safe and quick procedure tailored to treat patients suffering from chronic tendon pain. The procedure is effective in the treatment of tendinosis in the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and foot, also known as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis or golfer’s elbow, runner’s or jumper’s knee, achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis.
Tenex Health TX is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic.
How can Tenex Health TX™ help?
If you’ve tried rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, or even cortisone injections with very little success, we offer an option that does not involve general or open surgery and might actually give you a elimination of pain.
• It effectively relieves the pain of chronic tendonitis.
• It is a viable alternative to open surgery.
• It is a minimally invasive and virtually painless procedure. It requires only a 3mm incision.
• It is performed using a local anesthetic. No stitches are necessary.
• It only requires 20 minutes for the entire procedure.
• The recovery time is quick
How does Tenex Health TX™ work?
Specifically targets your damaged tissue. Your doctor utilizes ultrasound imaging, exactly like the kind that are used to view babies in the womb, to visualize and identify the exact location of the damaged tendon tissue.
Gently removes tissue. When the cause of the tendon pain is identified, the doctor numbs the area with a local anesthetic, enabling you to remain awake the whole time. Quite a few people say following the numbing process-which feels like a pinch-they experienced only a little pressure during the the procedure. The doctor then makes use of gentle ultrasound designed to safely break down and clear away the damaged tissue. The entire procedure requires only a microincision to reach the damaged tissue. Because the incision is actually so small and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue remains unharmed.
Requires no stitches. When the procedure is finished, your doctor uses a small adhesive bandage; no stitches are required. Because you are awake during the procedure (no general anesthesia), many people are in a position to drive home following the procedure.
Can give nearly instant pain relief plus a fast recovery. Recovery is rapid with many people being back to normal activity in just 6 weeks or less. Since the nearby healthy tissue is not disrupted, and absolutely no stitches or general anesthesia is called for, there is generally minimal downtime and less discomfort as compared to open surgery. The actual speed of your own recovery is dependent upon the location of the tendinitis and your individual results may vary.
What areas of the body can Tenex Health TX™ treat?
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Tenex Health TX is customarily covered by Medicare-approved and private health insurance providers. It is suggested that patients consult with the treating doctor and individual health care insurance plan. To find out more, visit www.tenexhealth.com.