What is Tenex?
Tenex Health TX™ is a safe, quick procedure specially designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with tendon damage, commonly referred to as pain in the rotator cuff, Tennis or Golfer’s elbow, Runner’s or Jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis (also called tendonosis), or Plantar fasciitis.
Dr. John Bartsch is a provider of the Tenex Health TX™ system at Beacon Orthopaedics and can treat pain associated with tendon damage of the shoulder, elbow, knee, achilles tendonitis (also called tendonosis), hip bursitis, or plantar fasciitis. Click here to learn more about Tenex.
Conditions Treated with Tenex
in the Shoulder
The Tenex Health TX System is based on advanced technology developed in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. It combines ultrasound imaging (which is also used to see a baby in the womb) to identify damaged tissue with the advanced TX MicroTip™ which precisely breaks down and removes only the damaged tissue that causes pain. Removing the damaged tissue allows the tendon to heal and provides relief from pain.
The Tenex Health TX procedure is not open surgery and can be performed in an office or procedure room in an outpatient surgery center. The procedure requires no stitches or sutures and allows for a more rapid return to normal activities.
Five Steps to Freedom from Tendon Pain
Once the area is disinfected, a numbing agent or local anesthesia is used. Patients are awake and alert during the entire procedure.
Using ultrasound imaging, Dr. Bartsch will identify the specific location and the amount of damaged tendon.
When Dr. Bartsch has assessed the damaged tendon, he will create a quarter-inch or less incision and insert the Tenex MicroTip.
Using the Tenex MicroTip, Dr. Bartsch will precisely target and remove the damaged tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue untouched.
Since no anesthesia and no stitches are required, it is not uncommon for patients to drive themselves home. A small bandage is used to cover the tiny incision.
“I had Tenex done on both of my feet for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The procedure was a complete success. I have been walking pain free since the procedure.”
– Stacy L.
“I’ve seen Dr. Bartsch before for procedures and have always felt confident going in with knowing he is the Dr. performing my injections. He helps relieve my anxiety level. Thanks!”
– Former Patient
Dr. John Bartsch Offers Tenex Treatment for Tendon Repair
Schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. John Bartsch to learn if Tenex could be an option for you. It is our goal to help you return to the activities you love as soon as possible.Book an Appointment