Interventional radiologists at Advanced Medical imaging have a minimally invasive procedure to treat what is commonly known as “jumper’s knee.” Medically known as Patellar Tendinitis, this pain is most commonly found in athletes who jump often such as volleyball or basketball players. This strain causes mircoscopic tears in the tendons causing swelling and pain. Suffers usually experience pain between their kneecap and shinbone where the tendon connects the two. Pain tends to only appear during strenuous activity, but without proper care will worsen to the point that it interferes with daily activities.
Once diagnosed, patients should try conservative therapies such as rest, ice, physical therapy, and corticosteroid injections. If positive changes are not seen with a few months, patients are eligible for a Tenex consultation. Consultations do not require a physician’s referral.
Tenex Health TX™ was designed in collaboration with the MAYO Clinic. Using ultrasound visualization, interventional radiologists pinpoint the exact location and specifically break-down and extract damaged tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue undisturbed. Tenex Health TX achieves similar outcomes to open surgery, but is minimally invasive and can be performed under local anesthesia in a nonsurgical setting. Patients enjoy less discomfort and quicker recovery times versus traditional surgical procedures, with most patients returning to normal activities within 4-8 weeks.