Chronic pain is a reality for many patients who are struggling with tendonitis, but did you know that the source of that pain is damaged tissue that remains on your affected area? When your pain management doctor focuses on removing that tissue as part of your chronic tendonitis treatment, your body’s natural healing process will be accelerated, allowing you to find relief faster and recover more effectively.
At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, our tendonitis therapy team is proud to utilize the Tenex Health® System to offer our patients more effective tendon pain treatment than ever before. As one of the least invasive procedures available, Tenex treatment allows your doctor to remove damaged tendon tissue, stimulating a healing response that allows the area to recover more quickly and gives patients the pain relief they need.
If you’d like to learn more about how Tenex works, or you’re ready to get started with the top orthopedic pain specialist near you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Schedule your first appointment at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine today.
The team at DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is excited to utilize the advanced, minimally-invasive technology Tenex offers for treating tendonitis and other common conditions of the tendon. As a patient, however, you may be wondering how Tenex works, or what you can expect from a Tenex procedure at DiCesare.
Here’s how our physicians perform a Tenex procedure:
Using non-invasive ultrasound waves, Dr. DiCesare will take an image of the inside of your affected area. This will allow him to identify the damaged tendon tissue without the need for surgery.
Once Dr. DiCesare has identified the affected tendon, he will apply a local anesthetic, then use the Tenex ultrasonic tool to break down the damaged tissue. Ultimately, the Tenex tool will remove all damaged tissue that is causing you pain.
The Tenex tool uses ultrasonic energy, which was designed to offer an extreme level of precision. Therefore, only damaged tissue will be removed from your affected area, while any healthy tissue will remain unharmed and in place.
For most patients, Tenex treatment is not painful at all. While there may be some mild discomfort as the local anesthetic is applied, once the area is numbed, you shouldn’t be able to feel your procedure happening.
No! Tenex is an outpatient procedure, meaning you are free to go home following your therapy.
Will I require stitches following Tenex treatment?
No. The incision required to perform Tenex is extremely small and requires no stitches. Just a small, adhesive bandage will be necessary.
If you’re ready to try Tenex, or you’re interested in learning more, DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to pain relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.