Leading-edge treatment option for tendon injuries and tendinitis
We’ve been very fortunate over the past number of years to be able to develop some minimally invasive options for different tendon pathologies. Tendon pathologies are some of the most common injuries that we see in active individuals.
Some of the most common tendon pathologies are:
Extensor tendonitis (tennis elbow)
Flexor tendonitis (golfer’s elbow)
Greater Trochanteric tendonitis (gluteal and hip)
Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
Rotator cuff tendonitis
All these different tendon pathologies can be treated now with minimally invasive treatment options called Tenex ® or Tenjet ® for debriding the tendon. Oftentimes patients can be awake for the procedure and it usually only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
The Tenex ® procedure uses ultrasound technology to identify the damaged tendon and utilizes a minimally invasive surgical instrument to break up the disease portions on the tendon.
The Tenjet ® procedure uses the flow of water to break down and clean out the diseased areas of the tendon under ultrasound guidance and leaves the healthy part of the tendon.
We do both these procedures under ultrasound guidance which allows us to visualize the diseased part of the tendon through the skin to know exactly where the pathology is in order to know exactly where we need to debride the tendon. The recovery time is usually pretty quick; we also get people into physical therapy and get them strengthening the tendon. Typically, the most important aspect of the treatment is the physical therapy, this allows the healthy part of the tendon to be strengthened so it heals correctly.
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