Ochsner Baton Rouge First in La. to Offer New Tendinopathy Procedure
BATON ROUGE – In its ongoing effort to bring the latest medical innovations to the Capital area, Ochsner Baton Rouge is the first in Louisiana to offer the TenJet™ system. TenJet is a minimally invasive procedure for treating tendinopathy, or chronic tendon pain and swelling.
Conditions commonly known as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow or jumpers’ knee are often caused by tendinopathy, which can also affect the shoulder, hip or ankle. It is also associated with plantar fasciitis, a painful condition in the foot. These problems can occur from a single injury, though they are often the result of repetitive motion, overuse or microinjury.
Performed by Ochsner primary care sports medicine physician Dr. Sean Bradley, the TenJet system uses a small needle inserted into the affected area to deliver a focused, pressurized stream of saline that flushes out degenerative tissue while preserving healthy tissue. The procedure is guided by real-time, ultrasound imaging.
TenJet procedures are performed in an outpatient setting, requiring only a small incision and local anesthetic. Procedures often take 30 minutes or less, and no stitches are needed. Many patients have a recovery time of just a few weeks.
“TenJet could be a great alternative for tendinopathy patients who’ve tried other forms of treatment without relief and don’t want surgery,” Dr. Bradley says. “The TenJet technology has been studied thoroughly. It works, and it provides lasting relief.”
To schedule an appointment with any Ochsner Baton Rouge physician, call (225) 761-5200, or visit Ochsner.org/doctors to schedule online. Online appointments are also available through the MyOchsner patient portal.
About Ochsner Baton Rouge
Greater Baton Rouge is home to Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge, a full-service, 150-bed hospital and 13 Health Centers across Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes – including Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge. Over 2,300 employees serve patients in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including more than 250 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers whose collective dedication to patient care is recognized for quality excellence by Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthgrades, Truven Health Analytics and Leapfrog. Ochsner Baton Rouge is a part of Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit healthcare delivery system committed to giving back to the communities it serves through preventative screenings, health and wellness resources and partnerships with innovative organizations that share our vision. Ochsner Health healed more than 900,000 people from across the globe in 2020, providing the latest medical breakthroughs and therapies, including digital medicine for chronic conditions and telehealth specialty services. Ochsner's team of more than 32,000 employees and 4,500 providers are working to reinvent the future of health and wellness in the region. To learn more about Ochsner Baton Rouge, please visit our website and follow us on Facebook.
TenJet is a trademark of HydroCision Inc. Please visit www.tendonpain.com for more information on TenJet.