Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Procedure:
Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair is a minimally invasive procedure that removes heel spur and painful scar tissue that may occur in chronic cases of plantar fasciitis or tendonitis such as Achilles or posterior tibial tendonitis.
How is the Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair procedure performed?
The Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair 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 Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair 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 Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair 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 Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair 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