Reconstructive Orthopedics Offers Patients a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Tendon-Related Injuries Using Tenex Health TX™
Marlton, NJ, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Malini Khanna, of Reconstructive Orthopedics, today announces the offering of a new advanced treatment that quickly and safely removes the source of tendon pain. Based on technology developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Tenex Health TX™, is a minimally invasive treatment option for tendon and soft tissue injuries, such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, shoulder tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.
“I am extremely pleased with the results I am seeing in my patients who have been treated with Tenex Health TX,” says Dr. Khannna. “They have reported experiencing a nearly painless treatment, a quick recovery, and lasting pain relief. I believe this new option will become the standard of care in treating chronic tendon pain.”
Tenex Health TX can be performed using a local anesthetic to numb the area—patients can opt to be awake and alert the entire time. During the treatment, sophisticated ultrasound imaging is used to identify the location of the damaged tissue. Once located, a small MicroTip™ is inserted into the damaged tendon. The instrument delivers ultrasonic energy specifically designed to cut, break down, and remove damaged tissue safely and quickly, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue.
“Before, tendon-related injuries were a common problem that did not have a good solution,” says Dr. Khannna. “By using the Tenex Health TX System, I am able to intervene earlier in my patients’ care, change the nature of the disease, and get them back to their daily activities quickly.”
Currently, over 10 million people in the United States suffer from severe pain due to damaged tendon tissue, which limits their range of motion and keeps them from living an active life. Common treatment options such as rest, pain medication, cortisone injections, or physical therapy address the pain but not the damaged soft tissue, the source of tendon pain. An open surgical procedure removes the damaged tissue but carries the risk of invasive procedures, including damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and a lengthy recovery time with restricted activity.
Unlike conventional treatment methods, Tenex Health TX replicates the goal of an open surgical procedure by removing the damaged tissue, but in a minimally invasive manner. The procedure usually takes 20 minutes or less, requires only a small adhesive bandage to close the micro-incision, and offers quick recovery time for patients, usually within 6 weeks or less.
“I am excited about being able to provide the most technologically advanced treatment option for tendon injuries here in South Jersey that truly benefits my patients,” says Dr. Khannna. “It is profoundly rewarding to see them really enjoying their lives—without pain. Tenex Health TX has made a world of difference for my patients.”
To learn more about the use of Tenex Health TX in procedures medically known as Percutaneous Tenotomy and Percutaneous Fasciotomy, contact Reconstructive Orthopedics 800-896-RECON (7326) or visit our website: http://reconstructiveortho.com
About Dr. Malini Khanna
Dr. Malini Khanna specializes in non-surgical management of sports and spine injury. She has a special interest in treating chronic overuse injuries that disrupt tendons. During your initial consultation, she will perform a diagnostic ultrasound in the office to look closely at the characteristics of your tendon. She will formulate an individual plan to meet your specific needs.
For spine related injuries, she also performs fluoroscopic guided injections including sacroiliac joint injections, epidurals, facet injections, medial branch blocks, and radiofrequency ablations.
Dr. Khanna received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Washington DC, in Biological Studies with a secondary concentration in Exercise Science. She subsequently attended George Washington University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She completed her internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. She came to Philadelphia to pursue her residency at University of Pennsylvania in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Her fellowship was in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine.
About Reconstructive Orthopedics
With eight offices located throughout South Jersey, Reconstructive Orthopedics is a multi-specialty orthopedic practice that offers a team that includes fellowship-trained or board certified surgeons and physicians committed to providing the best possible surgical and non-surgical outcomes. Reconstructive Orthopedics is the largest orthopedic practice headquartered in New Jersey, and their Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified physicians have performed more than 100,000 surgeries. Specialties include: sports medicine, hip & knee, spine, interventional pain management, shoulder & elbow, hand & wrist, foot & ankle, comprehensive orthopedics and fractures.