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Tenex

Tenex: A Cutting-Edge Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia Treatment

If you’re one of 8 million Americans experiencing pain and discomfort in the Achilles tendon or plantar fascia, the Tenex Health Procedure,  a minimally invasive treatment for soft tissue damage, may help. Developed with Mayo Clinic, Tenex uses very precise microscopic cutting and removes the diseased tissue. When tissue is unhealthy, blood flow is reduced and healing is impaired, if not halted.

Tenex is performed in a surgery center or hospital setting with light sedation and local. It's covered by most insurance plans. After the procedure, a small bandage closes the minuscule incision.

What to Expect During the Tenex Procedure

Dr. Perler uses a diagnostic ultrasound to pinpoint the exact area(s) of scar tissue within the damaged tendon or ligament. The ultrasound uses a specific frequency can locate the difference between healthy tissue and scar tissue. The actual Tenex Procedure usually takes only about 15 minutes. In most cases, an injection of amniotic tissue can help to both stimulate and accelerate the healing process. Afterward, there can be minor swelling. Recovery time is greatly reduced from several months (with traditional surgery) to one to two weeks with Tenex. In most cases, you can begin light weight-bearing exercise within two weeks. Dr. Perler has stood on the forefront of this exciting new procedure. He aims to maximize every traditional and advanced technological modality to safely heal your foot and ankle challenges. If you’re suffering from foot and ankle pain and need to have it evaluated or have tried conventional healing elsewhere and still have not received adequate relief, please contact us today to setup an appointment for a consultation.

St. Petersburg Office

Alexander Orthopaedic Associates
Adam D. Perler, DPM, FACFAS
2438 Dr. ML King Jr. St. N. | Suite A
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704
PH: 727-547-4700 | FAX: 727-394-8661

Largo Office

Alexander Orthopaedic Associates
Adam D. Perler, DPM, FACFAS
12416 66th Street North | Suite A
Largo, Florida 33773
PH: 727-547-4700 | FAX: 727-394-8661

Phone: (727) 547-4700
Fax: (727) 394-8661

Contact AOA Today