Tenex Specialist

Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute

Orthopedic Specialists located in Sunnyvale, TX & Inside of Pediatric Depot, Terrell, TX

Jeff Zhao, DO uses Tenex Health TX™ to help his patients from the Greater East Dallas area who suffer from pain and immobility due to tendon damage. Appointments are available at the Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute, located in Sunnyvale, Texas.

Tenex Q & A

What Is Tenex?

Tenex is a new medical technology used to relieve tendon pain in the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Patients benefit from decreased pain and improved functionality. Tenex is non-surgical. It uses ultrasound imaging and a patented TX MicroTip technology to provide pain relief. Since the treatment is noninvasive, patients benefit from less discomfort and minimal downtime. In addition to providing pain relief, Tenex also removes the damaged or degenerated tendon that is responsible for the pain. The procedure uses ultrasonic energy to break up the damaged tissue, which is then removed with the TX MicroTip. Only a small incision is needed for the MicroTip to reach the damaged tissue and gently suction it away. Tenex is extraordinarily precise and only breaks up and removes the damaged tissue leaving the healthy tissue intact.

What Conditions Is Tenex Used to Treat?

Dr. Zhao uses Tenex to help patients suffering from painful conditions resulting from tendon damage. Some of the conditions he treats regularly include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runners/ Jumpers’ knee
  • Tennis/ Golfers’ elbow
  • Swimmers’ shoulder

What Causes Tendon Pain?

Tendon pain is often referred to as tendonitis and when it affects specific parts of the body by names like tennis elbow or runners’ knee. Tendons are the strong flexible tissues that connect the muscles to the bones in joints. When tendons become damaged, typically micro tears from overuse, the tissue degenerates or breaks down resulting in inflammation and pain. When the tendons in an important joint like the knee, shoulder, or elbow are damaged it can result in very restricted movement and stop a person from participating in normal day to day activities.

What Are the Benefits of Tenex?

Tenex treatment provides a number of benefits to patients including:

  • Rapid pain relief
  • Quick return to normal activities
  • Procedure typically only takes 20 minutes
  • No stitches
  • Minimally invasive procedure

Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute is dedicated to making every effort to get payment from your insurance company. Please understand, it is the patients’ responsibility to keep the doctor’s office up to date with current insurance information and make them aware of any insurance changes. If proper notification is not made, the patient may be responsible for charges not covered at the time of service by the insurance company. If an insurance company requires a referral from the primary care physician, it is the patients’ responsibility to have this in place before the visit. The patient may receive a bill for the full charges of any items and services, or have to pay out-of-network cost-sharing under their health plan if the above requirements are not met. If you are paying as a “self-pay” patient, please understand that amounts paid will not count toward your health plan’s deductible or out-of-pocket limit.

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X-rays are done in office by Northstar Imaging. For questions about X-ray billing, please call 972-649-6460.

Any additional items or services will be billed separately at the time of service. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this matter. If you have any further questions, please contact our office.

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