Tenex is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical treatments for tendon and fascia conditions such as tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. The treatment was developed by the Mayo Clinic and is covered by most insurances. Conditions treated and covered include rotator cuff tendinosis, tennis and golfer’s elbows, patellar and Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.
what is tenex?
The procedure involves the use of ultrasound combined with an FDA-approved percutaneous (through the skin) device that removes diseased and degenerated tissues that are commonly the cause of pain. Tenex is an outpatient procedure that significantly reduces the risk and recovery time associated with traditional open or arthroscopic surgeries. Recovery time is typically 6-8 weeks and complications rates are extremely low (0.001%). Tenex has been proven to be effective in over 85% of patients. This procedure can be used in combination with PRP and adipose grafting to promote healing and improve outcomes.
key benefits of
The incision is about the width of the tip of the pinky finger and does not require stitches. Tenex is a same day procedure, performed in-office, in the surgery center. Medicine is used to numb the tissues so there is no need for the risks or costs of anesthesia. Patients are awake during the procedure but do not experience pain. One treatment is typically applicable to all patients and less than .001% of patients experience complications.
Published studies show that over 90% of patients are pain-free after 6 months with a majority of patients reporting substantial improvement within 4 weeks.
Faster Recovery Time Than Surgery
Patients undergoing surgery have recovery times varying from 3-6 months. Patients receiving Tenex are limited in their activities for 4-6 weeks following the procedure. Physical therapy is initiated 1 week after Tenex. Full recovery ranges from 6-8 weeks.
The procedure is covered by most insurances.