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.
"I suffered an achilles tear playing flag football. After the experiences I went through with previous traditional surgeries on ACL tears, I was open to trying a different type of procedure. I spoke with Dr Williams about the injury and he explained how his procedure coupled with a physical therapy program would provide results that would allow me to continue playing sports past my age of 40. I flew to Colorado for the procedure and had follow up procedures and evaluations in the Atlanta office. After a physical therapy program I am delighted to say that I am back playing recreational sports, injury and pain free. I appreciate the help that Dr Williams and his staff were able to provide and I give them 5 stars."- R.B. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"We loved Dr. Williams and his staff"- D.H. / Facebook / Oct 28, 2019
"Dr. Chris Williams and his staff are definitely top-notch! For years, my grandmother has suffered from chronic knee and hip pain and has tried just about everything for relief. Due to her age, surgery was not a viable option. In fact, her previous specialist informed her that nothing else could be done in her situation as her arthritis is degenerative. All hope was lost until a family member strongly recommended giving Dr. Williams a try. From the first moment we arrived, Dr. Williams and his team were very professional and provided excellent service. Everyone at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta always goes the extra mile to listen to my grandmother attentively and go through each stage in the process in careful detail. Shortly after she began seeing Dr. Williams, my grandmother’s mobility has greatly improved and her severe bouts with pain are now almost nonexistent. Thank you Dr. Williams and your team for being so caring, attentive, thorough, and professional!!!"- D.K. / Google / Oct 01, 2019
"tendon issue in knee and bone inflammation. got the treatment and back to 100%!!!"- S.B. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
"Dr. Williams and staff are excellent! They take time with their patients and explain all steps of the procedure. Our daughter avoided an invasive surgery and is now back to competing in a D1 sport she loves."- A.S. / Google / Aug 03, 2019
Best Candidates for TENEX
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)
- 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.
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.
What to Expect with TENEX
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.
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.