At HSST, we offer a revolutionary procedure to treat chronic tendon pain. It is called a percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasiotomy, but dubbed the “Tenex procedure” for short. This minimally invasive procedure begins with the use of ultrasound imaging to locate the damaged tendon tissue. Then, a tiny incision is made and an instrument is inserted to deliver a different wavelength of ultrasound energy that gently breaks down the damaged tissue. This tissue is then removed through the same opening.
The microincision requires no stitches and recovery to normal use of the arm without pain is usually six weeks or less.