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Tenotomy is used to help heal a chronic tendon injury that has not improved with conservative non-surgical treatment. The procedure involves an ultrasound-guided injection to a specific tendon. The purpose is to break up scar tissue, ease pain and increase blood flow to the area.
Your doctor may recommend tenotomy after completing a thorough physical and a diagnostic ultrasound evaluation of the tendon. Tenotomy may be recommended if the physician sees degeneration, tendinopathy or disruption of the tendon on ultrasound.
DO NOT take any anti-inflammatory medication 14 days prior to the injection.
Please bring a person who can give you a safe ride home. We do not recommend driving for at least 24 hours after an ultrasound-guided injection.
Your doctor may recommend additional ultrasound-guided injections with tenotomy. These include platelet rich plasma injection (PRP), autologous blood injection and corticoid steroid injection.
• A PRP injection uses a concentrated blood sample that contains high levels of platelets, a critical component of the
• Autologous blood injection injects a patient’s own blood back into the area of the tendon that has chronic tendonitis
or tendinopathy. The purpose is to initiate a physiological response to promote healing.
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