Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the painful scar tissue that may occur in chronic cases of plantar fasciitis or tendonitis such as Achilles or posterior tibial tendonitis. This procedure is performed with a small incision, it doesn’t require stitches and it leaves no scar. It takes less than 10 minutes to perform, and requires no downtime from work.
How is the Tenex procedure performed?
The Tenex procedure involves the following steps:
1. A local anesthetic is given to numb the affected area
2. Ultrasound imaging identifies precisely the location of damaged scar tissue within the tendon
3. A small incision is made to allow the TX1 Tissue Removal System to go in and break up the damaged scar tissue with the use of high-frequency vibrations, while not affecting the surrounding healthy tissue
4. The Tenex system gently removes the broken up scar tissue and an adhesive bandage is used to close the incision
How long does it take to recover from the Tenex procedure?
Recovery time is significantly reduced from several months (with traditional surgery) to minimal to no downtime with immediate return to work.
What are the benefits of Tenex treatment?
- Chronic pain relief
- Faster recovery time
- Small incision
- No scarring
- No risks from complications of surgery or general anesthesia
- Enabling patients to return to vigorous activities