Lateral and Medial Epicondyle – TENEX Procedure
The TENEX procedure is fast and efficient, and minimally invasive. It is used to address issues caused by scar tissue that results in pain. This can occur in the tendons of various body parts such as the shoulder, foot, knee, elbow, and ankle. There can be a variety of medical conditions that cause this. Some of the common ones include Achilles’ tendonitis and tennis elbow.
The TENEX procedure takes place with the patient under anesthesia. This will cause numbness so they don’t feel the TX1 tip being inserted into the area of the tendon that is going to be corrected. Ultrasonic energy is released, and that causes the scar tissue to break up. It can then be removed. This procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes and then the incision is covered with a bandage.
It takes about a month for recovery after this procedure. Talk to your doctor about the activities you can resume and those you will need to take to engage in. The TENEX procedure is quickly becoming the most common method to help treat such tendon pain because it takes less time to complete and less time to heal. It is less of a risk because there isn’t any incision made.
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