Are you suffering from elbow or foot pain? The Tenex® TX-1 may be the ideal therapy when treating problems like plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow and other types of tendinitis or tendinosis. The majority of patients with these conditions respond to conservative treatments such as physical therapy, bracing or splinting, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, etc) and steroid injections within 12 weeks. However, if these treatments have not been successful, the Tenex® procedure with or without stem cell therapy might be your answer. This procedure is an option that replaces open surgery and is typically covered by insurance carriers. The procedure is done under local anesthetic in the clinic either with or without simultaneous administration of stem cell therapy.
Specific recommendations for treatment vary by individual and are largely based on a specialized MRI sequence that many other physicians either aren’t aware of or don’t have access to. Our patient work up includes these MRI sequences that display the earliest possible signs of arthritis currently detectable.
Even in the most chronic conditions, it has been our experience that patients who have not responded to the conservative treatment therapies, are very successfully treated using this advanced technology originally designed for use in cataracts. The Tenex® device is a commercially available hand unit that simultaneously irrigates and drains damaged tissue. The actual in office procedure takes approximately five minutes and is performed under local anesthetic with zero to minimal pain. Stitches are not required, so only a small, adhesive bandage is applied after the procedure. The procedure requires downtime in terms of a day or so rather than weeks on end. Patients are transported to and from the clinic and enjoy light oral sedation that allows them to easily work the next day.
Call and schedule a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for the Tenex® procedure.