Tenex Procedure for Chronic Tendinitis

Tenex is a minimally invasive treatment of chronic tendon pain used when conservative measures such as NSAIDS, physical therapy and cortisone injections have failed. Most commonly done for medial/lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinitis and Achilles tendinitis. Tenex is an ultrasonic tool used to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue.

What to Expect

  1. Dr. Durkin will use ultrasound imaging (the same non-invasive technology used to see babies in the womb) to visualize and identify the specific location of the damaged tendon.
  2. Dr. Durkin will numb the area with a local anesthetic, gently applying Tenex Health’s ultrasonic tool to safely breakdown and remove the damaged tissue.
  3. As the required incision is minimally-invasive and the ultrasonic energy precisely treats only the damaged tendon tissue, the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.
  4. Stitches are not required, a small adhesive bandage will be applied after the procedure.
  5. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure is completed.

Learn more at: https://tenexhealth.com/product-overview/

See how it’s done:

  • Hinsdale Orthopaedics
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • DuPage County Medical Society