TenJet For Tenotomy

What is TenJet?

TenJet is a device designed to target and treat the source of your chronic tendon pain. The needle-like device utilizes a controlled, high pressure stream of sterile saline to act as a  cutting blade and selectively remove diseased tendon while sparing healthy tissue. The device can be used in minimally invasive procedures, performed under a local anesthetic, in approximately fifteen-minutes, to treat the source of your chronic tendon pain.

Causes of Tendon Pain

Tendons are strong, flexible bands of connective tissue that connect muscle to bone, and transmit the energy needed to allow muscles and bones to create movement. Tendon injuries can result from activities that involve repetitive motion, and over time these injuries can generate micro-tears within the collagen fibers of the tendon. When a tendon is unable to heal, scar tissue can form which may cause pain and limit range in motion.

Tendonitis and tendinosis are different types of tendon injury, which require different treatment approaches. Tendonitis is a short-term inflammation of the tendon, which can resolve itself with rest and physical therapy. In contrast, tendinosis occurs when an overused tendon is injured or re-injured without receiving sufficient time to heal, which causes degeneration of the tendon fibers.

Tendinitis vs Tendinosis

Healthy Tendon

Strong, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscle to bone and transmit the energy needed to create movement.

Tendinitis

Refers to an inflamed tendon without microscopic damage.

Tendinosis

Refers to a chronically damaged tendon with disorganized fibers and tissue degeneration.

Frequently Asked Questions

At the beginning of the procedure, you may feel some discomfort when the physician administers a local anesthetic.  After your treatment, you may feel soreness in the treated area as the anesthetic wears off. 

On average, you should experience pain relief within three months of treatment. Individual results may vary, and your physician will guide your post-treatment recovery plan.

When TenJet is used in a minimally invasive procedure, stitches may not needed.

Most insurance companies provide reimbursement for tenotomy procedures.