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TENEX Procedure for Tendon Injuries: Video

September 21st, 2020

The Tenex procedure is a non-surgical option that effectively treats persistent tendon injuries. This procedure is also known as percutaneous needle tenotomy (PCNT).

What is Tenex technology?

Tenex is an effective, high-tech therapy that treats pain and injuries in tendons. It joins other effective regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP). It reduces scar tissue in the tendon to help reduce swelling and pain in the joint.

How does it work?

The doctor will first examine the tendon using ultrasound to see if there’s an injury. The ultrasound provides a detailed view of the injured areas of the tendon. This helps the doctor diagnose the injury and determine if Tenex is the appropriate course of treatment.

The doctor uses the ultrasound as a guide to insert a needle to the tendon. The needle makes only a minute incision. The ultrasound sends waves down the needle to break down the scar tissue on the tendon. The doctor removes the scar tissue through the needle. The doctor can target the damaged area for removal while preserving the rest of the healthy tendon. Recovery usually takes about 4-6 weeks.

What does Tenex treat?

This treatment can be effective for tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, jumpers knee, and rotator cuff tendonitis.

If you suffer from joint pain that may be related to these injuries, and may be a good candidate for Tenex, call Dr. Marc Gruner at Point Performance in Bethesda, Maryland.

Make an appointment now! 301-493-8884

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