TENEX HEALTH TX® – A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Chronic Tendon and Plantar Fascia Pain
Tenex Health TX is ground breaking, minimally invasive procedure available to treat tendon disease. Tenex Health TX was developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic as a one-time treatment for pain. Unlike other treatment options such as ice, injections or medication, this procedure stimulates healing by removing the scar tissue that causes pain, rather than just masking symptoms.
Medically known as Percutaneous Tenotomy or Percutaneous Fasciotomy, the procedure using Tenex Health TX technology combines sophisticated ultrasound imaging to pinpoint damaged tendon tissue along with the advanced TX MicroTip, which precisely breaks down and extracts the damaged tissue that causes tendon pain. When the damaged tissue is removed and there is increased blood ﬂow, the body stimulates a healing response. This allows patients to return more quickly to their normal daily routine than with a traditional open surgery.
Tenex can be used to treat tendon pain in the elbow, knee, ankle, or foot (plantar fasciitis). Tendon pain may feel like burning, cutting, or stabbing in the joints. If pain is relatively new, tendon pain is generally referred to as tendonitis. After being treated conservatively for three months or more, tendon pain is actually considered to be Chronic Tendon Disease. It is caused by repetitive motions creating micro tears that require a higher level of intervention. Tendonitis is a short-term inflammation of a tendon that causes pain, while Chronic Tendon Disease is a persistent condition characterized by degeneration of tendon tissue without inflammation.