TENEX in Atlanta, GA

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what is TENEX?

Previously referred to as percutaneous tenotomy, TENEX is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound-guided technology to remove damaged tissue. The patented ultrasound device helps leave healthy tissue intact while removing tissue that may be the source of pain. After the removal of this damaged tissue, there is more space for the soft tissue structure to create a natural healing response within the body. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams utilizes TENEX in order to treat patients with a variety of conditions that may be causing acute or chronic pain due to damaged tissue. To learn more about TENEX, contact our state-of-the-art Atlanta, GA facility to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Williams and his skilled orthopedic team.

What are the Benefits of the TENEX Procedure?

Tendons are connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. When they develop scar tissue due to overuse or aging, chronic pain or swelling can result. While tendon injuries are often the result of many hours spent playing recreational activities like golf, tennis, or basketball, continued scar tissue buildup can make playing sports impossible and lead to difficulty with everyday tasks. Dr. Williams and his expert team at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta offer the TENEX procedure, a minimally invasive technique that helps relieve tendon pain. Some of the biggest benefits of TENEX are that it:

  • Diminishes existing tendon pain
  • Removes the scar tissue buildup in overexerted and damaged tendons
  • Helps begin the process of rebuilding a tendon, decreasing future pain and discomfort
  • Is less invasive than traditional tendon surgeries
  • Typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete
  • Usually allows patients to return to activities or sports in 6 – 8 weeks

Am I a good candidate for TENEX?

Individuals who suffer from chronic tendon pain or with damaged tissues from long histories of wear, may be ideal candidates for discussing TENEX with Dr. Williams here at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta. This treatment offers a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional, lengthy treatments or highly-invasive surgical procedures. Often, TENEX is recommended for patients who have suffered for over three months with the same complaint and no relief from treatments such as physical therapy or rest. In our Atlanta, GA office, we can discuss TENEX and its suitability with you on an individual basis in your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Williams.

what conditions can tenex treat?

There are a number of soft tissue injuries and conditions that can be treated with TENEX procedures. Some of the most common can include:

  • Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow)
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries

When other forms of conservative therapy have not been useful in relieving your pain and symptoms, TENEX may be a good option for you. Prior to recommending the procedure, Dr. Williams will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this revolutionary treatment.

how is a TENEX Treatment performed?

Throughout the TENEX procedure, ultrasound imaging with be utilized by Dr. Williams in order to properly locate the damaged tendon tissue. A small incision will then be created right above the area to allow the small ultrasonic device to be positioned under the skin near the damaged tissue. This device administers ultrasonic frequency waves to help break down and remove the area of damaged tissue. The tendon can then have space and the ability to fully reduce pain and inflammation. The process will not hinder or damage any healthy tissue but will instead, allow it to recover properly.

how long is recovery after a tenex treatment?

Compared to a more invasive surgical procedure, the recovery time of a TENEX treatment is significantly less. After your procedure, you may need to be monitored for some time, but you will be able to return home the same day to recover comfortably. If you experience any discomfort following your treatment, over-the-counter pain medications can be recommended. Typically, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities within two weeks and full recovery and results can be expected in 6 – 8 weeks after your procedure.


How do I prepare for TENEX?
TENEX doesn't require a lot of preparation, but you should ask Dr. Williams or a trained member of our team what to expect during a consultation. We may ask about any previous or current health conditions that could interfere with successful results. You should also come prepared to discuss your goals and expectations for treatment.

Why choose us for TENEX?
Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta is a leader in ultrasound-guided technology for pain management and inflammation. Our team is focused on providing exceptional patient care while offering the safest options available. We are very pleased to offer TENEX in our state-of-the-art office setting, where we treat individuals from all over the area.

Does the procedure cause any pain?
TENEX does require a small incision during the procedure, but our trained staff in Atlanta, GA, uses an anesthetic to minimize discomfort as much as possible. You may experience minor side effects after TENEX, but these effects typically resolve soon after treatment. Over-the-counter pain medications can also be taken after TENEX.

Is TENEX safe?
TENEX is a safe and effective option for those suffering from chronic pain due to damaged tissue. Of course, it is important to determine your candidacy for TENEX through a consultation with our team. Once we confirm that TENEX is right for you, we will work hard to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

What are the side effects of TENEX?
The most common side effect of TENEX is temporary soreness or tenderness in the treatment area. This can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Other potential side effects may include general weakness or dizziness. Rest assured that these side effects are typically temporary and should resolve soon after treatment.

How long does it take to see results from TENEX?
The time frame for seeing results from TENEX can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the condition being treated. Most patients begin to notice improvement in their symptoms within a few weeks after the procedure. However, it's important to follow all post-procedure instructions and attend any recommended follow-up appointments with Dr. Williams or our team at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta.

get Advanced Ultrasound Treatment

With the use of innovative ultrasound technology, TENEX can remove damaged tissue in order to stimulate the body's natural healing process. At Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, Dr. Christopher Williams is proud to offer this procedure for patients suffering from an array of conditions. Learn more by contacting our Atlanta, GA facility to schedule a consultation with Dr. Williams and his team.

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