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Tendons are the structures that hold the muscle to the bone. Tendons can wear down or tear in areas such as the rotator cuff, elbow (known as tennis and golfer’s elbow), knee (patellar tendon), foot and ankle (Achilles tendon). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells from your body can be used to regrow this tissue. If you desire a more traditional treatment in which the worn down tendon is removed, Tenex may be a less invasive option for you. Trust Motus for all advanced tendon treatments in Kansas City.
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A new or repeated injury to the tendon typically results in severe pain with movement. Particularly day-to-day, repetitive activities such as gripping, walking, running, or jumping. The area of the tendon may also be swollen or painful to the touch. Surgical options available to patients often involve removal of damaged tissue or “release” of the tendon.
At Motus, we offer revolutionary techniques that regenerative the damaged tissue. For patients seeking a more traditional approach without the risk and downtime of invasive surgeries, we are experienced operators in the Tenex procedure and other advanced tendon treatments in Kansas City.
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Traditional surgical methods for the treatment of chronic tendon issues involves incisions and removal of tissues. At Motus, we use the most revolutionary and advanced tendon treatments in Kansas City. combining PRP and stem cells to regenerate the tendon and restore the tissue to its original state.
Recovery times for surgeries involving incisions and removal of the tendon can vary from 3-6 months. Time away from work after traditional surgeries can be a substantial issue for patients. With biologics, there is no period of immobilization and patients are encouraged to move to the extremity as pain allows. Tendon treatments are performed in the office setting under sterile conditions.The procedure takes about an hour and involves a blood draw and a graft.
There is level 1 evidence in medical literature to support the use of PRP in the successful treatment of tendon disease in comparison to other modalities. In a 2014 study by Mishra et al, using a PRP injection to treat tennis elbow was found to be more effective in reducing pain when compared to corticosteroid at 24 weeks. Gosens et al confirmed sustained relief of symptoms after 2 years in a separate study. No adverse outcomes were noted in either study.
As is the case with all Motus tendon treatments in Kansas City, there is significantly less risk of bleeding and infection when compared to surgery because these procedures are less invasive.
Golfer’s and tennis elbow were responsible for 11.7% of work-related injury claims in Washington State from 1987 to 1995, resulting in an average direct workers’ compensation cost of $6,593 per case, not including costs related to pre-operative and post-surgical care.