New Tenex Procedure Helps Solve Chronic Tendon Pain
Many people suffer from chronic tendon pain that affects daily activities, often caused by continued trauma or over usage of joints and muscles.
The Regenerative Clinic is now offering the Tenex procedure, a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that helps those who are suffering from chronic tendon pain by non-surgically removing damaged scar tissue and calcifications in the tendons to help restore mobility and circulation to the tendon site, as well as encouraging regrowth of healthy tissue. This procedure, developed by Tenex Health in collaboration with a world-renowned US Clinic, is particularly effective on the tendons of the elbow, shoulder, knees, and ankle.
This procedure is a good option for patients who have been struggling with chronic tendon pain and are looking for an alternative to steroid injections, physiotherapy, traditional tendon repair surgery, or where the traditional methods have failed to produce results. It can treat tendon and soft-tissue injuries, including rotator cuff tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), plantar fasciitis and both lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow or golfers elbow).
For more information on the Tenex procedure, see our Tenex page.
How it works:
Before the procedure, ultrasound imaging is used to visualize the affected area and to get a continuous view of the damaged tendon as they work. When this is done, they’ll make a tiny incision and insert a probe into the incision. The needle-like tip of this probe vibrates very rapidly, producing ultrasonic energy. This energy causes the damaged tissue to break down, while healthy tissue remains intact. As damaged tissue breaks down, a system within the probe works to remove it from your body. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete and recovery can be as quick as 4-6 weeks.