Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Reading, PA

To address pain and limitations caused by soft tissue injuries and tendinitis, the team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers the latest innovation in treatment, Tenex Health TX™ technology. This minimally invasive procedure can reduce your chronic pain over the long-term with one of the most advanced treatment options available specifically for tendinitis. Find out more about this revolutionary treatment by calling the office today or scheduling a consultation online.

Tenex Q & A

Why Should I Consider Treatment with Tenex Health TX?

Tenex Health TX is a minimally invasive treatment option designed to remove excess scar tissue that’s often a source of chronic pain in your tendons. This innovative treatment is effective for treating tendinitis in any of your joints, including the:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Shoulders

You can also address pain in your foot due to plantar fasciitis using the Tenex Health TX technology.

To be considered a candidate for Tenex Health TX treatment, your Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates provider performs a comprehensive physical examination of the affected area and reviews your medical history. The technology may be ideal for addressing tendinitis pain you can’t relieve with rest or over-the-counter pain medications.

How Does a Tenex Health TX Treatment Work?

Tenex Health TX is a surgical procedure your Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates provider performs on an outpatient basis. You can expect to receive a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and keep you comfortable.

During the procedure, your provider relies on ultrasound imaging technology to get a close-up look at the affected tendon. They make a small incision over the damaged tendon to access the area.

The Tenex Health TX technology uses an ultrasonic tool that goes into the incision and breaks down the scar tissue on your tendon. The energy doesn’t hurt the surrounding healthy tissue but effectively eliminates damaged tissue that causes your pain.

How Long Does it Take to Heal After a Tenex Health TX Treatment?

Because you only need a small incision for treatment, you can expect your skin to heal quickly. In fact, no stitches are necessary to close the incision and you only need to reapply clean bandages to prevent infection.

Once the Tenex Health TX procedure is complete, you can go home to rest for the day. Your provider may request that you limit strenuous activities for up to six weeks to allow your tendons to heal properly. Once fully healed, you should be able to return to your normal activities, including sports and exercise, with improved mobility and less pain.

To learn more about the benefits of Tenex Health TX technology for treating tendinitis, schedule a consultation online or call Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates today.