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Patient Education

Tenex Health TX™

What is Tenex Health TX™? 
Do you experience shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle or foot pain? Have you tried different methods to alleviate the pain, but nothing seems to work? It’s time to check out Tenex Health TX™, a solution that does not involve general or open surgery and may give you quick pain reduction.

Tenex Health TX™ has revolutionized the treatment of tendonitis with a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach to eliminating scar tissue – a source of chronic tendon pain. Patients can typically return to normal activities or sports within 6 weeks of their procedure.

What conditions can Tenex Health TX™ treat?
Tenex Health TX™ may be used to treat tendonitis in the elbow, shoulder and knee, including tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis/swimmer’s shoulder, and patellar tendonitis/jumper’s knee.

How is Tenex Health TX™ performed?
The procedure is an alternate to surgery and is done under conscious sedation and local numbing anesthetic. Using an ultrasound for guidance, the TX1 Tissue Removal System is inserted into the tendon, emitting ultrasonic energy to break down damaged scar tissue without affecting the healthy tendon surrounding it. There are no stitches required and the procedure takes about 15 minutes.

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General Education

Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
Review patient education for adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder. Learn more about frozen shoulder, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Hibiclense/Chlorhexidine Soap
Review pricing information for hibiclense/chlorhexidine soap at various retailers.

Lateral Epicondylitis Elbow Braces
Review pricing information for tennis elbow straps at various retailers.

Lateral Epicondylitis Patient Handout
Review patient education for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Learn more about tennis elbow, including causes, symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about when surgery is recommended, surgical techniques and proper post-op care.

Non-Operative Knee Program
Review patient education for a non-operative knee treatment program. Learn more about general treatment guidelines and an exercise program.

Rotator Cuff Background Handout
Review patient education about the rotator cuff. Learn more about the anatomy, symptoms of injury, diagnosis and treatment options, including surgical and nonsurgical.

Shoulder Instability Handout
Review patient education on shoulder instability. Learn more about the anatomy of the shoulder joint as well as shoulder instability causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and rehabilitation.

Showering Before Surgery
Review the importance of taking antiseptic showers prior to your surgery. Learn more about antiseptic surgical soaps to use and general guidelines when showering.

SYNVISC® Patient Handout
Review patient education about SYNVISC®. Learn more about the product, including how it works, how it’s administered and general FAQ’s.

Nutrition – Key Nutrients for Bone & Cartilage Health
Review patient education regarding key nutrients for bone and cartilage health to get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible following an injury or surgery.

Post-Op Education

Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
Review proper post-op care for distal biceps tendon repair. Learn more about pre-op orders, activity restrictions, recommended follow-up appointments and what to do is you have questions or concerns.

General Wound Care Guidelines
Learn more about general wound care guidelines following a surgical procedure.

Knee ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Review proper post-op care for ACL reconstruction. Learn more about pre-op orders, activity restrictions, recommended follow-up appointment and what to do if you have questions or concerns.

Rotator Cuff Repair
Review patient education for rotator cuff repair. Learn more about what to expect the day of surgery, proper post-op care and a recovery timeline.

Total Knee Replacement Manual
Review patient education for a total knee replacement. Learn more about prepping for surgery, what to expect on the day of your procedure and proper post-op care.

Total Shoulder Replacement Manual
Review patient education for a total shoulder replacement. Learn more about prepping for surgery, what to expect on the day of your procedure and proper post-op care.