More than 10 million Americans every year suffer severe pain due to tendon scar tissue, limiting their range of motion and ability to live an active life. This is one of many reasons Dr. Meier and Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine are now offering patients access to the Tenex Health TX system, a new technology designed to remove the cause of tendon pain safely and quickly.
The Tenex Health TX system is an orthopedic services and sports medicine procedure utilized by Beverly Hills orthopedic surgeon Steven W. Meier, MD. To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule an orthopedic consultation at Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine, please call 310.736.2793 today.
What is a Tenex Health TX Procedure?
The Tenex Health TX procedure is a minimally invasive technique designed to break off and dispose of damaged tendon tissue. The procedure is done in less time than traditional surgical methods and doesn’t interfere with the healthy tissue present in the tendon.
Damaged tendon removal can be a great option for treating soft tissue and tendon injuries in areas like the rotator cuff, patellar tendon, Achilles tendon, and plantar fascia. Until recently, patients have been given treatments that usually just mask the pain from tendon scar tissue, as opposed to treating its root cause. By treating the injury in a less invasive manner, damaged tendon removal has drastically changed the treatment process when it comes to tendon injuries.
Damaged tendon removal gives the surgeon the ability to treat the main cause of pain in the most effective way possible. The source of pain in the tendon is scarred and damaged tissue, which will be removed by the Tenex Health TX without affecting the healthy tissue. Since the result is that the inflamed tissue is removed while leaving the healthy tissue undamaged, it allows patients to return to a normal active lifestyle much faster than they would had they undergone traditional surgery.
How is it Performed
The Tenex Health TX technique is minimally invasive and usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients are given a local anesthetic, and are usually awake and alert during the entire procedure, though they won’t experience any pain or discomfort during the treatment.
The Tenex treatment takes about twenty minutes to perform and is guided by ultrasound. During the procedure, Dr. Meier will identify the damaged tissue and then make a micro-incision (a small incision that only requires a small adhesive bandage to close). The damaged tissue can then be removed. No stitches or sutures are needed to close the incision post-procedure.
After this orthopedic surgical procedure is over, patients will be permitted to go home. You may even drive yourself if the doctor feels that you are able.
Once home, you may take over-the-counter pain medication for a few days to ease any discomfort or pain that may naturally arise from that area of treatment. Patients are given instructions to follow by Dr. Meier as to what to take for the pain following the procedure. Many patients feel relief from their tendon pain almost instantly following the damaged tendon removal procedure, with discomfort being very minimal in most cases.
Conditions Treated By this Damaged Tendon Procedure
The Tenex Health TX procedure can be used to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions. These conditions include:
- Swimmer’s Shoulder
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Runner’s/Jumper’s Knee
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
Who is a Candidate for Damaged Tendon Removal?
Experiencing chronic tendon pain is one of the main reasons why patients elect to undergo a damaged tendon removal procedure. Chronic tendon pain that has been unresponsive to other treatments can often be treated using this minimally invasive surgical system. The technique provides long lasting relief from tendon pain.
Patients who have tried physical therapy, steroid injections, rest, and medications without much success are good candidates for Tenex Health TX. Patients who do not wish to undergo even arthroscopic surgery for their own reasons may also be eligible to undergo the damaged tendon removal procedure.
Traditional surgery often requires a much longer recovery time and this orthopedic less invasive procedure may be a good option for patients having certain conditions where the patient cannot afford to have strict activity restrictions or a long recovery period.
To learn more about tendon injury, visit WebMD.com.
Contact an Orthopedic Specialist in Los Angeles
If you are experiencing tendon pain or discomfort, contact Dr. Meier, the best Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, for an orthopedic consultation today! Dr. Meier will be able to determine whether the procedure may be right for your tendon pain condition.
Dr. Meier is one of the few surgeons in the greater Los Angeles area currently performing this new and advanced procedure. Contact Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine today at 310.736.2793, or fill out our website contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Meier.
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