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Tenex Health TX™ Procedure

J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Houston, TX

Do you have chronic joint pain in your elbow, shoulder, knee, or ankle that hasn’t responded to traditional treatment methods? Dr. J. Michael Bennett specializes in the treatment of chronic tendon pain with the innovative Tenex Health TX™ procedure. This minimally invasive pain treatment uses ultrasound technology to identify and remove the damaged scar tissue around your tendons that causes pain. Call J. Bennett, MD, PA in Houston and Sugarland, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

Tenex Health TX™ Procedure Q & A

What is the Tenex procedure?

Tenex Health TX, or focused aspiration of scar tissue (FAST), is a safe and quick procedure designed for patients who suffer from chronic pain due to tendon damage.

The powerful Tenex Health TX system uses a very small ultrasound probe to precisely locate and remove the scar tissue in tendons and fascia often responsible for chronic pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area.

What conditions can the Tenex procedure treat?

Tenex is particularly effective in the treatment of inflammation and soft tissue injuries that cause pain in your:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow (tennis or golfer’s elbow)
  • Knee (jumper’s or runner's knee)

How is the Tenex procedure performed?

Dr. Bennett uses a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. He then uses an ultrasound to identify the precise location of the damaged tissue. He makes a small incision and inserts a tiny instrument with a needle-like point, called the TX MicroTip™, that breaks and aspirates the scar tissue using high-frequency vibrations.

The incision requires no stitches and only a small bandage is applied. The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes and is performed in-office.

What are the benefits of the Tenex procedure?

Many traditional pain management techniques focus only on relieving pain, but the Tenex procedure actually removes your damaged tendon tissue, treating the underlying cause and offering long-lasting relief.

Tenex also has several advantages over traditional surgical treatments for chronic tendon pain, including:  

  • Instant pain relief
  • Minimum postoperative pain
  • Rapid return to normal activities
  • No general anesthesia or stitches
  • No scarring

What can I expect after the Tenex procedure?

The Tenex procedure is painless and you can drive yourself home the same day. Depending on your job, activity level, and lifestyle, Dr. Bennett will provide you with individualized aftercare instructions. He may also prescribe pain medications to relieve any postoperative pain or soreness.


You should be able to return to your normal activity level in 4-6 weeks. Generally, only one procedure is required to complete the treatment.


Stop suffering from chronic tendonitis, call or click to schedule an appointment with J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA today.