Dr. Paul Abeyta Provides Advanced Elbow Surgery Options

What is a TENEX Procedure?

An innovative minimally invasive treatment designed to adress chronic tendon pain. Until now, the options for treating tendon pain have been rest, therapy, injections, medications or surgery.

Tenex Procedure

Tenex procedure is an innovative procedure utilized by Dr. Paul Abeyta to address Tennis Elbow – Elbow Epicondylitis injuries and accelerate the treatment options available to patients.

Procedure Advantages:

  • Removes damaged tissue through a microincision and stimulates healing response. Uses gentle ultrasonic technology

  • Uses light sedation instead of no general anesthesia or stitches. Local anesthetic (numbing medicine) only. Twenty minutes or less to perform.

  • No need for physical therapy or additional treatments.

  • Full return to normal activity in 6 weeks or less.

Commonly Asked Questions

I’ve tried physical therapy and medication for my tendon pain, but I’m afraid to try surgery. Can Tenex Health TX help me?

The goal of the Tenex procedure is to remove the source of pain, just like open surgery, in a minimally invasive manner. Because Tenex Health is minimally invasive, it requires only local anesthetic under light sedation in an operating room. You do not need general anesthesia as you would in traditional open surgery. When Dr. Abeyta has completed your procedure is completed, only a small adhesive bandage is required to protect the surgical area. No sutures or stitches are needed.

Does The Tenex Procedure Hurt?

Because the Tenex procedure is minimally invasive, it requires only local anesthetic under light sedation in an operating room.  A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. You will not feel anything during the treatment except for slight pressure.   When Dr. Abeyta has completed your procedure and during the recovery period, you may feel sore in the treated area for a short period of time.

How Long Does The Tenex Procedure Take?

Typically, the Tenex procedure takes 45 minutes or less to complete. This includes the time to clean your skin before the treatment to placing a small adhesive bandage over the micro incision upon completion.

How Long Does It Take To Recover?

Unlike traditional open surgeries that may several months, the Tenex procedure recovery period is expected to be 2 to 6 weeks for return to your normal activities. Dr. Paul Abeyta will provide you with your complete recovery protocol at the time of your visit.

Will I Need To Take Medication After My Tenex Procedure?

If you feel any discomfort after the treatment you can take an over-the-counter pain medication. After your Tenex procedure Dr. Abeyta will provide specific instructions based on your condition, work, and lifestyle.