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.
"When my hope was dashed by years of severe pain and misdiagnosis and mistreatment, by drs in San Francisco, I met Dr Williams. He diagnosed my problem correctly based on a very inexpensive test and told me what I needed to do and where to go to learn about what I needed to do to get out of pain and back into the world. I’m working sure and steady towards recovery and not there yet but if it weren’t for Dr Williams I don’t know where I would be. I wish that every person in need would meet a Dr like Dr Williams. He is kind and he made the difference for me. His staff are nice and easy to work with."- L.M. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2021
"Great experience across the board! Dr Williams takes the time to listen and explain your situation while giving you the best course of action to treat your condition. Staff & office are top notch and very organized. Highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a safe and effective non-surgical procedure to treat their injuries."- D.S. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
"IO Atlanta is an exceptional experience. Few doctors have the time to talk to you about your condition, answer ALL your questions (and your spouse's questions too), go over your imagery, and explain all the options with real world results. Not only am I a patient, but my wife is also working with Doc Williams to solve a problem she's had for 20+ years. I can't say enough good things about the staff and how everyone is concerned about your individual outcomes. They truly care, and the work they do is cutting edge. I am very glad I have taken this route over conventional surgery and bought more time without permanently changing my body in irreversible ways. The treatment they offer does things just not possible with conventional orthopedic surgery, and using your own body's ability to heal itself by just creating a bit of encouragement is the wave of the future. I have a big Thank You to Doctor Williams and his entire staff at IO Atlanta."- L. / Google / Aug 26, 2020
"Very thorough. Really good at their job. I appreciated the time and attention at a reasonable price."- A.F. / Google / Aug 25, 2020
"Dr. Williams is extremely knowledgeable about interventional Orthopedics. He and his team are very professional. I have had the pleasure working with him for the last two years on multiple joint and bone issues. His diagnostic skills and procedure performance techniques are excellent. I have had wonderful - amazing results."- C.L. / Google / Aug 14, 2020
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
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.