The innovative TENEX Health TX procedure is a minimally-invasive technique designed to break down and remove damaged tendon tissue as safely as possible in less time and without disturbance to the surrounding healthy tissue. It is a revolutionary option for accurate percutaneous cutting and debriding of soft tissue. It is often used as a form of treatment for soft tissue and tendon injuries in areas such as the rotator cuff, patellar tendon, Achilles tendon, and plantar fascia. TENEX Health TX gives the surgeon the ability to treat the primary cause of the pain in the most effective way possible. At Joint Surgery Center of Excellence, our leading surgeons combine the TENEX Health TX system with their unmatched experience to provide the very best joint care in Los Angeles.
What is TENEX Health TX?
TENEX Health TX for Percutaneous Tenotomy and Percutaneous Fasciotomy is based on technology that was developed along with the famous Mayo Clinic. The TENEX Health TX system combines the traditional ultrasound with a highly-advanced microchip known as the TX MicroTip™. The ultrasound is used to pinpoint the exact location of the damaged tendon tissue and the TX MicroTIp chip delivers ultrasonic energy specifically designed to break-down and remove the damaged tissue as well as stimulate a healing response. One of the advantages to the TENEX Health TX system is that the surrounding tissue is left alone and undisturbed. Since this tissue is avoided, the patient will appreciate a faster recovery period along with less discomfort and pain when compared to the traditional open surgical procedures.
The TENEX Health TX system affords the same level of success as open surgery without all the drawbacks. This minimally-invasive procedure can be performed in 20 minutes or less in an outpatient facility and requires only local anesthesia. The tiny microinsertion of the MicroTip is only 3mm, reducing infection risk and requiring just a small adhesive bandage for closure. Most patients report very little pain from the procedure and are able to manage the swelling with over-the-counter medications. Due to the nature of the system, patients can easily return to normal activities in as little as 2-6 weeks.
When is TENEX Health TX used?
The TENEX Health TX procedure can be used to treat a variety of soft tissue and tendon injuries. Tissue and tendon injuries in the knee, shoulder, and other joints can be extremely painful and debilitating for a patient. Undergoing proper treatment for these conditions is crucial for participating in the activities we enjoy and maintaining a high quality of life. Some of the conditions that the TENEX Health TX procedure can treat include:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon
- Hip Gluteus Medius Tendinitis
- Hamstring Tendinitis
- Runner’s Knee
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Swimmer’s Shoulder
- Shoulder pain
Who is a Candidate for TENEX Health TX?
There are many reasons why a patient would want to undergo treatment with the TENEX Health TX procedure. Some patients experience chronic tendon pain that has been unresponsive to other treatments. These patients can finally achieve lasting relief with TENEX Health TX. TENEX Health TX can be effective in patients that have soft tissue or tendon damage who have tried physical therapy, steroid injections, medication, and rest without much response. Some patients know they need to have a procedure, but do not want to undergo traditional surgery due to the cost, risks, and side effects. Traditional surgery also requires a much longer recovery period that demands numerous activity restrictions.
Contact a Joint Expert in Los Angeles
If you are experiencing joint or tendon pain and would like to learn more about the TENEX Health TX procedure, contact the world-renowned experts at Joint Surgery Center of Excellence. As a revolutionary procedure with proven results, TENEX Health TX provides all the advantages of open surgery without many of the downsides. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, call us at (888) 318-2842 or fill out our contact form.