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Tenex Procedure (Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy)

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Usually, we see that a lot of joint and muscle complications arise when people don’t lead an active lifestyle. Lack of sufficient movement can negatively impact the body and give rise to painful ailments like knee, hip, and back pain.

On the other hand, there are also instances of people undergoing pain due to their highly active lifestyle. If you are an athlete or a person who engages in high-impact activities, you may suffer from pain and discomfort from time to time. Often, the cause of your pain is tendon damage.

Of course, the conventional treatment methods for pain management include anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy, but if you’re still not seeing good results, it might be time for advanced treatment.

Tenex or Percutaneous Needle Tenotomy (PCNT) is a new and advanced non-surgical treatment option for those suffering from chronic tendon pain.

Pain from Tendonitis

The term tendonitis is given to a condition where the patient’s tendons are inflamed. This condition is most often seen in people who engage in high-impact, extreme physical sports, or activities. When the tendons become inflamed, the person may notice stiffness and pain in the joints. When tendonitis reaches an advanced stage, the pain may be accompanied by redness, swelling, and warmth in the area.

Ignoring tendon pain can prove to be very risky. If the conditions prolong for six weeks, it can lead to chronic tendonitis, which causes more damage. For this reason, we recommend that you visit our clinic as early as possible, to determine the best treatment to alleviate your pain.

How Does the Tenex Procedure Work?

When you come in for a consultation, our experts carry out a thorough analysis of your medical history and lifestyle to determine the exact cause of your pain. When we are still young, it is not enough to just receive treatment that can reduce pain, but we have to seek out treatments and procedures that can repair the damage and help us get back on our feet, and Tenex is that type of procedure.

The Tenex Health TX technology has been clinically proven to improve tendonitis in the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and plantar fasciitis pain in the foot, dramatically decreasing pain and improving overall functionality– all without the need for traditional open surgery or arthroscopic surgery. The highly effective treatment uses ultrasound imaging and patented TX MicroTip technology to provide relief with less pain and minimal downtime. Unlike medicine or injections that mask the problem, Tenex Health TX eliminates it by removing the cause of your pain: the damaged and degenerated tendon tissue.

Precisely targets your damaged tissue
Your doctor uses ultrasound imaging, just like the kind used to see babies in the womb, to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon tissue.

Gently removes damaged tissue
Once the source of your tendon pain is identified, your doctor typically numbs the area with a local anesthetic, allowing you to stay awake the entire time. Many people say after the numbing process—which feels like a bee sting—they felt only a slight pressure during the procedure (if they felt anything at all). Your doctor then uses gentle ultrasonic energy designed to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue. The ultrasonic energy is applied with the TX MicroTip, which requires only a microincision to reach the damaged tissue. Because the incision is so small (similar to that of a cortisone shot) and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.

Requires no stitches
When the procedure is completed, your doctor applies a small adhesive bandage; no stitches are required. Because you are typically awake during the procedure, you may be able to drive home immediately afterward.


What Ailments Can the Tenex Procedure Help Treat?

At Source Healthcare, we are determined to introduce only the most advanced and reliable treatments for all our patients. As such, we have carried out extensive research and identified the various ailments and complications that can be improved with the help of Tenex or PCNT. The treatment can be highly beneficial for you if you suffer from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis (swimmer’s shoulder), patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or gluteal tendinosis (hip bursitis).

Patellar Tendonitis

This is a pain you feel just below your patella (the bone we commonly call the “kneecap”). It’s an injury to your patellar tendon, which connects the bottom of the kneecap to the shinbone.

Tenjet Tenotomy

TenJet is a device designed to target and treat the source of your chronic tendon pain. The needle-like device utilizes a controlled, high pressure stream of sterile saline to act as a cutting blade and selectively remove diseased tendon while sparing healthy tissue. The device can be used in minimally invasive procedures, performed under a local anesthetic, in approximately fifteen-minutes, to treat the source of your chronic tendon pain.

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Results with the Tenex Procedure

Patients can expect to see results soon after the procedure is completed. Depending on the level of damage sustained, our doctors will advise you regarding all the aftercare you need to follow. Several patients report feeling more agile and active after their Tenex treatment.

Call Us Today

If you suffer from any diagnosed tendon damage or undiagnosed pain in your muscles, call our Source Healthcare clinic in Santa Monica, California, today. Our expert doctors can help you find the best results for pain relief using the Tenex or PCNT treatment.

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