Are There Nonsurgical Treatment Options For a Rotator Cuff Tear?
A rotator cuff injury can be painful and hard to manage, but it doesn’t have to be a problem for the rest of your life. There are plenty of treatment options, such as the TENEX procedure, which can resolve your rotator cuff injury without surgery. TENEX is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to identify and clear damaged tissue, helping to promote the natural healing process in your body. Dr. Christopher Williams and the experts at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta are proud to offer the TENEX procedure to our patients in Atlanta, GA.
The treatment works well for rotator cuff injuries and other conditions where tendons throughout the body are damaged. It is also suitable for tennis or golf elbow.
Understanding how the TENEX procedure can help you
TENEX is a unique procedure that was approved by the FDA in 2012. It is for people who have tried using rest, immobilization, and steroid injections to treat rotator cuff tears but didn’t get any relief.
TENEX uses an ultrasound imaging machine to review your tendon tissue. The ultrasound will identify the damaged tissue to see what requires treatment. The TENEX device then applies ultrasonic frequency waves to break down the damaged tissue. The damaged tissue is then removed from the body as it breaks apart.
The procedure allows enough room for the body to recover. The added space prevents pain and inflammation, and keeps the area safe. The healthy tissue in the area will also remain protected.
How invasive is the process?
The TENEX process is safer on the body because it is less invasive. The incision necessary for the ultrasound device is very minimal. It produces less dermal scarring, plus it heals in less time. You won’t have to worry about too much recovery time following the procedure because the incision is so minor.
The specific incision is in the area where the damaged tissue appears. The incision should be close enough to the tissue to help the device enter and treat the spot. Dr. Williams or a member of our team at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, will check on your tissue through ultrasound and find a suitable place for administering the treatment in Atlanta, GA.
How long is the recovery?
The recovery procedure for the TENEX treatment for a rotator cuff is shorter than what you would expect with surgery. You’ll be able to return home on the same day as your procedure. You can get back to your regular activities about two weeks after the process. It can take at least two months for you to see the full results. The practice takes a bit, but it is minimal when compared with the added hospitalization and other services necessary if you undergo surgery.
Contact us today for a smart choice for correcting rotator cuff injuries
A rotator cuff tear can be tough, but the TENEX nonsurgical treatment solution is an ideal option to use for your needs. Look at how Dr. Christopher Williams and the experts at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta, GA can help you with your rotator cuff needs today. You can contact us online to schedule an appointment for services.