Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure to identify and remove the pain generating scar tissue from the foot, which can occur due to various musculoskeletal conditions such as plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.
How is the Tenex procedure performed?
The Tenex procedure involves the following steps:
- A local anesthetic is given to numb the affected area
- Ultrasound imaging identifies precisely the location of damaged scar tissue within the tendon
- A small incision is made to allow the TX1 Tissue Removal System to go in and break up the damaged scar tissue with the use of high-frequency vibrations, while not affecting the surrounding healthy tissue.
- The Tenex system gently removes the broken up scar tissue and an adhesive bandage is used to close the incision
How long does it take to recover from the Tenex procedure?
Recovery time is significantly reduced from several months (with traditional surgery) to only one to two weeks with the Tenex procedure. Most patients can begin light weight-bearing exercises within two weeks.
What are the benefits of Tenex treatment?
- Chronic pain relief
- Faster recovery time
- Small incision
- Enabling patients to return to vigorous activities