- Posted on: Jul 17 2019
Ten-Jet: New Treatment for Tendinitis, Tendinopathy, and More!
A new treatment option for those with chronic tendon pain is a procedure called TenJet. TenJet is a treatment in which a high velocity stream of saline acts as a blade to remove damaged tissue from a degenerated area, while preserving healthy tissue and providing an alternative to surgical debridement. The procedure is done in an outpatient setting using a diagnostic ultrasound to identify diseased tissue versus healthy tissue. After a local anesthetic is administered, a small incision is made to guide the TenJet device for treatment. The treatment takes about 15 minutes in total.
TenJet can be beneficial for those with diagnosis such as tendinopathy/tendinitis in these areas: Achilles, peroneals, rotator cuff, gluteus medius, lateral/medial epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis, as well as those with subacromial or trochanteric bursitis and calcific tendonitis. If physical therapy has lead to limited results or if your pain is chronic, TenJet may be a treatment option to consider as it offers many of the benefits of surgical debridement in a non-invasive, conservative approach.
The TenJet procedure is now available through Advanced PMR with our pain management doctor, Dr. Ben-Meir. TenJet is also covered my most insurance, including Medicare. If you have any questions regarding TenJet or would like a consultation with Dr. Ben-Meir, let your physical therapist know and we will be able to schedule you for a consult and treatment!
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