What is Tenex?
Tenex is the trade name of a tool used to perform a procedure called percutaneous tenotomy. Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from pain associated with chronic tendon damage, such as tennis or golfer’s elbow, runner’s knee, or plantar fasciitis. The Tenex procedure uses ultrasound imaging to view and remove damaged tissue. Removing the damaged tissue allows the tendon to heal properly and pain relief.
What to Expect
1. Your doctor will use ultrasound imaging (the same non-invasive technology used to see babies in the womb) to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon.
2. Then the doctor will numb the area with a local anesthetic, gently applying Tenex Health’s ultrasonic tool to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue.
3. As the required incision is minimally-invasive and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.
4. Stitches are not required, so your doctor will only apply a small, adhesive bandage after the procedure.
5. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure is completed.