Tenotomy (TenJet) Procedure: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Tendon Disorders

Introduction

Welcome to our practice, where we specialize in performing tenotomy procedures to treat various tendon disorders and musculoskeletal conditions. If you’re struggling with chronic tendon pain or limited mobility due to tendon tightness or dysfunction, tenotomy may offer the relief you’ve been seeking.

What is a Tenotomy Procedure?

A tenotomy procedure involves making a small incision in the affected tendon to release tension and improve flexibility. This minimally invasive technique is commonly used to treat conditions such as tendonitis, tendinosis, and other tendon-related injuries or disorders.

Conditions Treated with Tenotomy:

Tenotomy may be recommended for individuals experiencing symptoms related to:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis or tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Trigger finger/thumb
  • And more

How Tenotomy Works

  • Patient Preparation: You will be positioned comfortably, and the area surrounding the affected tendon will be cleaned and sterilized.
  • Incision: The physician will make a small incision directly over the affected tendon.
  • Tendon Release: Using specialized instruments, the surgeon will carefully cut or release the tendon to relieve tension and improve range of motion.
  • Closure: The incision site may be closed with sutures or adhesive strips, and a sterile dressing will be applied.
  • Recovery: Most patients can return home shortly after the procedure, with minimal downtime and discomfort.

Benefits of Tenotomy:

  1. Minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia
  2. Rapid relief of tendon pain and improved function
  3. Preservation of surrounding tissues and structures
  4. Short recovery time compared to traditional open surgery
  5. Reduced risk of complications such as infection or scarring
  6. Potential to avoid more invasive treatments like tendon repair surgery

Is Tenotomy Right for You?

Tenotomy may be recommended if you’ve been diagnosed with a tendon disorder or injury that hasn’t responded to conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, or medication. Schedule a consultation with our experienced surgeon to determine if tenotomy is appropriate for your condition.

Conclusion:

Tenotomy offers a minimally invasive and effective solution for treating tendon disorders and restoring function and comfort to affected areas. If you’re tired of living with chronic tendon pain or limited mobility, tenotomy may be the key to getting back to doing the things you love.