Tenex Procedures in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
The sports medicine and orthopedic specialists at DMC Medical Group can provide Tenex procedures in Detroit for patients who have chronic tendon pain. This minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided procedure removes damaged scar tissue on the tendons, and is particularly effective on the tendons of the elbows, shoulders, knees, and ankles.
During a Tenex procedure, ultrasound imaging is used to locate the damaged tendon tissue that is causing the patient’s pain. Once the area is located, a tiny incision is made above the site of the damaged tendon and then a small, ultrasonic device is placed under the skin near the damaged tendon tissue. The device emits ultrasonic frequency waves that are calibrated to break down and remove the damaged tissue while leaving the healthy tendon tissue unharmed. Once the damaged tissue is removed, the tendon can properly heal itself, giving the patient relief from the pain, swelling, and inflammation caused by tendonitis.
The Tenex procedure is often used to treat conditions including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Golf elbow
- Patellar tendonitis
- Plantar fascia
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Tennis elbow
Patients who are good candidates for the Tenex procedure are those who have sought prior treatment for their tendonitis, including steroid injections, rest, immobilization, and rehabilitation, with little to no reduction in their pain. This procedure offers the advantages of being faster than traditional surgery, causing less scarring, and resulting in less post-procedure pain and a quicker recovery.
If you have tried other treatments to relieve tendonitis pain with little to no success, you may be a candidate for a Tenex procedure in southeastern Michigan. The sports medicine and orthopedics team at DMC Medical Group will provide you with an assessment of your condition and recommend the best treatment for you. Call us today at (888) 542-7028 to schedule a consultation.