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Buffalo Spine And Sports Medicine Offers Patients A New Minimally Invasive Treatment Option For Tendon-Related Injuries Using Tenex Health Tx

Williamsville New York] December 3, 2013.  Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine announces the offering of a new advanced treatment that quickly and safely removes the source of tendon pain. Based on technology developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, TENEX Health TX™ is a minimally invasive treatment option for tendon and soft tissue injuries, such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, swimmer’s shoulder, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.

We are extremely pleased with the results we see in  patients who have been treated with TENEX Health TX.  They have reported experiencing a nearly painless treatment, a quick recovery, and lasting pain relief.  We believe this new option will become the standard of care in treating damaged tendon tissue, the source of tendon pain.

TENEX Health TX is performed using a local anesthetic to numb the area—patients are awake and alert the entire time. During the treatment, sophisticated ultrasound imaging is used to identify the location of the damaged soft tissue. Once located, a small MicroTip™ is inserted into the damaged tendon. The instrument delivers ultrasonic energy specifically designed to cut, break down, and remove damaged tissue safely and quickly, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue.

Before,  tendon-related injuries were a common problem that did not have a good solution.  By using the TENEX Health TX System, we can intervene earlier with patients’ care, change the nature of the disease, and get them back to their daily activities quickly.”

Currently, over 10 million people in the United States suffer from severe pain due to damaged tendon tissue, which limits their range of motion and keeps them from living an active life. Common treatment options such as rest, pain medication, cortisone injections, or physical therapy address the pain but not the damaged soft tissue, the source of tendon pain. An open surgical procedure removes the damaged tissue but carries the risk of invasive procedures, including damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and a lengthy recovery time with restricted activity.

Unlike conventional treatment methods, TENEX Health TX replicates the goal of an open surgical procedure by removing the damaged tissue, but in a minimally invasive manner. The procedure usually takes 20 minutes or less, requires only a small adhesive bandage to close the micro-incision, and offers quick recovery time for patients, usually within 6 weeks or less.

Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine is excited about being able to provide the most technologically advanced treatment option for tendon injuries here in Williamsville, New York that truly benefits patients.  It is profoundly rewarding to see them really enjoying their lives—without pain. TENEX Health TX has made a world of difference for our patients.

To learn more about the use of TENEX Health TX in procedures medically known as Percutaneous Tenotomy and Percutaneous Fasciotomy, contact Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine at 716-626-0093.