New Procedure to Treat Chronic Tendon Pain!
A new WBJC interview with Carle McLean County Orthopedics Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jonathan Aubry educated listeners on how the painfulness of tendonitis is prevalent in many people, from adults to athletes. Throughout this segment, Dr. Aubry explains how Percutaneous Ultrasound Tenotomy (PUT) is changing the way we treat tendonitis and tendon issues. TENEX is changing the evasiveness of surgery and healing processes. Dr. Aubry tells us how fall sports are now in season and at Carle McLean County Orthopedicsthey are getting athletes in to be seen quickly after an injury and healed speedily so they can get back to function.
Dr. Aubry explains the process of how Percutaneous Ultrasound Tenotomy (PUT) works and what a consultation would look like. After getting injured or having chronic pain, one would visit Carle McLean County Orthopedics and rule out any big breaks and get imaging if necessary. Then they would create a timeline for the injury and healing process. If you were eligible for PUT, then you would undergo a procedure that is a hybrid between an injection and surgery. The procedure is no longer than an hour, and you do not go under general anesthesia.
The goal is to remove the chronic tissue through a minimally invasive procedure by using ultrasound to visualize the tendon and pinpoint the problematic tissue. The incision site is healed within two weeks. Recovery time is important, especially for athletes, and with Percutaneous Ultrasound Tenotomy (PUT) most patients are back to full function by six weeks!"The beauty of not doing an operative treatment is not opening this up and there is a very low risk of infection."
Thanks to Dr. Aubry and Carle McLean County Orthopedics, many individuals are learning about an innovative way to treat tendinitis with speedier recovery time and minimal invasiveness. Do you know someone who could benefit from this? Call (309) 608-5100 or click here for more information. To hear Jonathan Aubry's full interview, click below.