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Percutaneous Tenotomy / Fasciotomy


 

Percutaneous Tenotomy / Fasciotomy

  • Tendinopathy and fasciopathy are medical terms to describe inflammation and damage to tendons and fascial tissues in the body. These can be very frustrating and painful problems like tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis. Sometimes a tendon gets inflamed which can be called “tendonitis”. Sometimes a tendon is painful due to chronic degeneration, scar tissue, or microscopic tearing and described as having “tendinosis”. Traditionally, there have been limited treatments for tendinopathy or fasciopathy especially for patients with symptoms for 3 months or longer. Traditionally, many doctors would tell patients to just “live with it as it will eventually get better” because there were little to no effective treatments.
  • More recently, as we better understand tendinopathy and fasciopathy, we have been able to better understand the underlying process causing pain and dysfunction.
  • By utilizing percutaneous, minimally invasive technology, and ultrasound guidance, at Sports Health Northwest, we are able to offer patients more options for treating chronic pain and dysfunction associated with these conditions.
  • Two percutaneous, minimally invasive, devices called the TX1 and TX2 by Tenexhealth.com have been increasingly utilized over the past 5 years to provide a safe and effective option to help patients with problems like tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis get better and get back to life and work. The TX1 and TX2 devices selectively cut, debride, and aspirate the damaged tissue while leaving the healthy surrounding tissue intact.
  • Another percutaneous, minimally invasive device that has proven effective in treating tendinopathy and fasciopathy made by Hydrocision is called Tenjet. This device also cuts, debrides, and removes damaged tendon or fascial tissue while leaving the healthy tissue in place. It can help the body repair damaged tissue thereby relieving pain and weakness associated with use of certain muscles or performing certain activity that involves painful tendons and fascia.
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Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406
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